Fieldwise ViewPoint - Paul Hobson

Investment in Training

2018 is a milestone year for Hutchinsons, marking eight decades of service to UK agriculture.

As the new Agriculture Bill and Brexit bring fresh demands and opportunities for UK farmers, Hutchinsons is ready to respond, thanks to a training programme that equips our people with the skills to make the vital difference on your farm.

Hutchinsons knows it is the commitment and enthusiasm of its staff, working together in a cohesive and effective way, that builds success. That is why we encourage and value input from the whole team, and ensure they have the skills and training to fully meet customer needs.

Investing in staff training has long been a priority, earning the business an enviable reputation as one of the foremost employers in UK agronomy and services. Two comprehensive training programmes – refined over the years – equip both new and established employees with all they need to drive profit on 21st century farms.

The Foundation delivers the UK’s most professional and comprehensive new agronomist training, providing the expertise, professional qualifications and client focus to develop long-lasting on-farm relationships. The focus is profitable, sustainable crop management – the core of all we do. Each year new entrants are selected from a range of universities and colleges, as well as farm management and related backgrounds. The Foundation’s strong reputation ensures we receive truly outstanding candidates.

The Academy training programme is available to all our staff, no matter how experienced or the role that they fulfil. It ensures that they stay fully up-to-date with the very latest technologies and provides an opportunity to refine their people and interpersonal skills. It ensures everyone we deal with receives the very best advice and most efficient support. As farming gets ready to adapt to Brexit, and a more UK-focused farm policy, the Academy is expanding so our team can respond to your changing needs more effectively. After all – it’s our people that make the difference.

Paul Hobson