Trading / Commercial Trainee

Location Erith, Greater London, England
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £An attractive remuneration package including a variety of benefits
Contact name: Louise Palmer

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Job ref: 14688LP
Published: 23 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

​Trading/Commercial Trainee - ADM

Kent, United Kingdom

Job Description

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over.


Exciting opportunities are available for hardworking and career minded individuals to join ADM’ UK’s Trading & Commercial Trainee programme. The successful candidates will learn all aspects of ADM’s UK core businesses during an 18 month programme; key business locations are based in Chelmsford, Watford and Hemswell. This role will be in preparation to undertake a key Trading/Commercial role after this period. This programme will also provide exposure to other key divisions including the rapeseed crushing facility at ADM Erith and our Investor Services division in London.

Key features of the programme

The successful candidate will spend approximately 6 months at each of the following business divisions:

ADM Milling (Chelmsford): the UK’s leading independent flour miller. Manufacturers a wide range of high quality flours and bakery ingredients supplied to all sectors of the UK baking and food industry. You will learn all facets of ADM Milling before joining the Trading Desk, where the key focus will be the procurement of wheat from the UK, Europe and North America, risk management and logistics.

ADM Agriculture (Hemswell): You will learn the process of purchasing grains and oilseeds from farmers and the trading and logistics activities in both local and export markets as well as learning and understanding how the business operates in a global market.

Agriculture (Watford): is the UK merchandising business for Agri by-products, importing more than 2 million tonnes each year. In this role, you will gain knowledge on all aspects of shipping, trading and logistics and be encouraged to talk to customers and execute deals from an early stage.

Your Profile

A degree in Business Management or Administration/ Agriculture/ Economics / Mathematics or similar subject areas

Nationally mobile – willing to accept assignments at different locations across the UK and potentially in different countries if the opportunity arises

Numerical & results orientated

Assertive, with strong self-motivation and has the ability to set challenging goals

Able to negotiate in exciting circumstances and make fast and accurate decisions

Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)

Commercially focused and able to translate the product

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

Our Offer

Challenging work, short decision-making processes and a high level of personal responsibility.

Room for innovative thinking and growth with the possibility to take ownership of your own career path.

A company culture which promotes continuous learning and diversity.

Excellent career opportunities in a world leading nutrition company.

An attractive remuneration package including a variety of benefits.

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We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and value diversity at our company. If you feel this job is for you, unlock your potential and apply now online informing us about your earliest possible entry date and salary expectation.

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