Graduate Future Leaders

Job Locations UK-Nantwich
Job ID
Sales & Sales Support
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Regional Business Manager - Cheshire & Clwyd
Post End Date
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus (Parent company to ABS Global, PIC and R&D/IntelliGen) is a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  With revenues of around £500 million, Genus has a presence in over 70 countries, with a global workforce of approximately 3,200 employees.  One of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange, the Company’s market capitalization is around £2 billion.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

Each generation of animals is selected based on a number of desired traits, including greater health, fertility, productivity or feed efficiency. With superior animal genetics, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world produce offspring with improved robustness, superior production efficiency and greater sustainability. Genus’s vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, results-driven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible. 

Role Overview

The Graduate Future Leaders Programme September 2023

The Graduate Programme is entering its fifth year anniversary and has gone from strength to strength, what started as an idea to support and attract creative, driven, enthusiastic and diverse leaders has seen a 100% success rate for all intakes to be offered a permanent role within Genus and every one of the Graduates remains within Genus – a feat that not only re-emphasises how important the Programme is but how much the Graduates enjoy it.

Joining the company through the Graduate Programme will provide you with an opportunity to understand the business, build strong relationships, participate in continuous improvement projects and set career objectives, all of which are about preparing you for a leadership role, supporting the development of your skills and knowledge and helping you gain the necessary experience to ensure that you have a successful and fulfilling career within Genus Plc.

As a Graduate Future Leader, you will work as part of a dedicated, driven and supportive team, as your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all areas of the business and your responsibility will increase. You have opportunities to expand your knowledge and you will build and develop strong relationships within the business and wider business teams. You will receive ongoing training and support through a structured training plan to aid you with your business knowledge and support you on your journey of becoming a leader.

The 18 month Programme is split into three separate rotations, each lasting six months. 

Rotation one (6 months) you will spend six months with Genus ABS, the largest global cattle breeding business and during the rotation each Graduate will; Build knowledge of Genus ABS’ processes and customers • Receive training in our products and services • Contribute to the Sales team in your region • Join team members on regular ‘ride outs’ to support your learning • Put their learnings into practice working with our customers • Contribute to important group business projects.

In Rotation two (6 months) you will spend six months in Promar International and transition into our consultancy business, and during the rotation each Graduate will: Build knowledge of Promar International’s processes and customers • Receive farm consultancy training • Contribute to the Consultancy team in a set region • Join team members on regular ‘ride outs’ to support learning • Put learnings into practice on farm • Manage a business project.

Your final rotation (6 months) is tailored to your knowledge, skills, and career aspirations, put simply you are in the driving seat and can choose where in the business to spend your last six months of the Programme. 

The programme involves a mix of home working and travelling throughout the UK facilitated by a company car and fuel/hotel expenses.

We are a business rooted in Science but built around our people, the Future Leaders Programme welcomes all applicants no matter their area of specialism. 

To find out what our Graduates think, why not visit: 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Currently pursuing a degree in any discipline 
  • Ability to work in a team and a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of effective team management
  • Ability to communicate technical problems to a variety of audiences
  • Strong self-initiative, leadership drive, curious nature, and desire to learn
  • Ability and desire to work with the Genus core values
  • Respect for diversity of people and thoughts
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook  
  • Ability to travel throughout the UK (Mainly within the first six months of the Programme)

Equal Employment Opportunities

  • Live and display the Genus values at all times in their day-to-day activities
  • Maintain professional verbal and written communications with co-workers, internal and external customers, and vendors at all times
  • Be flexible with respect to job responsibilities and consistently strive to be an effective team member
  • Strive to advance your skills and display a willingness to accept future development
  • Actively participate in company training opportunities to further develop skills applicable to the team
  • Gain an understanding of the company’s business and the team’s role within the company


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