Commercial Undergraduate Placement

Working full-time within our active Commercial team, this role will be based in Marketing at our Head Office, Ince, Chester. It includes support of the wider Commercial team working closely with Sales and Agronomy.

Business Area
Full Time
LinkedIn job title
Undergraduate Placement in Commercial (12 months)
Ince, Chester

In this role you will be accountable for...

Projects that are meaningful, challenging and deliver tangible benefits to our business. It is our aim to ensure that these support your learning within your course and your future career aspirations. This includes:

  • Gaining experience working alongside CF Fertilisers UK Ltd Regional/ Business Managers, Agronomists and Marketing
  • Working with Marketing to ensure the effective delivery of the digital communication strategy. This will involve providing google analytics information, updating the web, app and e-shot content, along with inputting ideas to the team to increase visitor numbers and time spent on site.
  • Working with Marketing on the delivery of the social media strategy. This will involve updating LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with interesting and relevant content to increase farmer engagement.  This will include basic imagery and video editing. 
  • Analysing farmer data and providing information to the team to ensure effective targeting of farmers. To keep the farmer information system updated with new content. This will also  include using the data to run email marketing campaigns and analyse campaign results.
  • Undertaking telemarketing campaigns to uncover key data from farmers to help with marketing messages and decision making.
    • Evaluating market information for management reporting.
    • Event preparation and marketing material stock level management.
    • Collating data from events and support with the provision of management reports.
    • Support with distributor presentations and plant tours.
    • Supporting Agronomy and Marketing with N-Min testing and communicating CF product messages at events.


The skills, qualifications and experience you will have...

The successful candidate will display excellent interpersonal skills that enables them to communicate, collaborate and support key stakeholders within the business. Have sound skills in critical thinking, IT and an eye for detail, whilst having the ability to work to tight deadlines.

We are looking for candidates to have a strong base understanding of Marketing and the ability to work in a structured way as part of a team. Responsibility will come straight away, and you will fit right into our Commercial team if you are inquisitive, resourceful and overflowing with ideas.

To take advantage of this opportunity you will be passionate about a career in a Commercial environment and have both the desire and ability to deliver great results under pressure in a fast-paced & ever changing environment.

Closing date: 31st Jan 2019

Please advise the Recruitment team should you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, so that we can remove any barriers during the process.


Who are CF Fertilisers UK Ltd?

We are the UK’s leading supplier of Nitrogen products, employing around 600 people in a variety of different roles at our Ince and Billingham sites. We manufacture top quality Ammonium Nitrate and True Granular Compound fertiliser, as well as process chemicals and utilities.

Our parent company is CF Industries and as part of this, we are one of the world’s largest Nitrogen producers, with nine sites across the globe, a best-in-class distribution system and one of the highest performing teams in the industry.  We produce over 1 million tonnes of premier fertiliser a year in the UK alone.

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter to spend a year with the business.  A wealth of different opportunities is waiting for the right candidate– are you that person?

Why is nitrogen important?

It’s the difference between being hungry and being fed.

To the many shoppers who buy their weekly food shop, fertiliser means very little. Yet without fertilisers, those shelves could be half empty.

With the world population predicted by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) to reach 9.1 billion by 2050, food production will have to increase by about 70% above today’s levels. To fulfil this demand, agricultural fertiliser has seen an annual growth rate of 2%.

In 1960, 1 hectare of land would feed 2 people, by 2025, the same land size will need to feed 5 people; fertiliser allows farmers to get a better yield and therefore produce more food.