I can hardly believe it but it’s that time of year again when we start to think about welcoming the next intake of fresh faces to our growing team. We’ll be attending a selection of university graduate and placement fairs over the next few weeks to meet students and fly the flag for ‘team Pinstone’.
What does a career in agri-food comms at Pinstone look like?
A question we often get asked by prospective placements students and graduates is, ‘What does a career in agri-food comms look like?’ For me, the key thing that stands out is that it’s a chance to combine a passion for agriculture, or the rural environment, with a knack for words and conveying information in an accessible way that really resonates with people.
Working with between 30 and 40 influential rural, agricultural and food supply chain businesses, there’s always lots going on. No two days are ever the same - something that the team often highlights as one their favourite aspects of the job.
For example, one day you could be out on farm filming content for use on digital platforms and the next day you could find yourself writing a technical piece of editorial copy for one of the leading agricultural publications. It really is that varied!
40% of our team joined us as account executives after graduating – it’s where I started out and I’ve never looked back. We’ve got a great reputation for ‘growing our own’ and invest heavily in cultivating professional PR and marketing consultants. It’s the starting point for a life-long career and you’re never alone, having the camaraderie of the team where everyone’s on their own journey on the Pinstone ladder.
The available placement opportunity is ideal for a candidate wanting to gain experience in a fast-paced agri-food communications agency for 12-months, before completing their university degree.
Start date: Summer 2022
Account executive opportunity
The account executive role is suitable for graduates or individuals with up to three years industry experience, looking to start a career working closely with the agri-food supply chain.
Start date: Summer 2022
You can find out more about the available vacancies, and how to apply, here: https://www.pinstone.co.uk/about/careers/pr-marketing-executive/
Graduate and placement fairs
We’ll be at the following careers fairs over the coming weeks so if you’re in attendance, and have any questions, please speak to one of our friendly team.
- Newcastle University: Helen will be speaking on an employer panel at 2pm on 25 October at Newcastle University’s virtual recruitment fair
- Harper Adams University: On the 10-12 November, students will be able to book 10 minute 1 to 1 sessions, or, 30-minute group sessions with one of the Pinstone team to discuss our current career opportunities
- Royal Agricultural University: On 16 November we have a stand at the RAU careers fair