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Frontier Agriculture

Frontier Agriculture is the UK’s leading crop production and grain marketing business, recognised for its close customer relationships with farmers and grain consumers and its successful management of the arable supply chain.

Frontier was formed in 2005 as a joint venture between Associated British Foods plc and Cargill inc. and now turns over around £1.5 billion per annum. Frontier has 46 sites across the UK and employs more than 1,100 colleagues. Frontier’s main offices are in Perth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Cranswick, Witham St Hughs, Diss, Sandy, Hermitage and Ross-on-Wye. Operating across all aspects of arable crop production and grain marketing, Frontier supplies seed, crop protection products and fertiliser to farmers, as well as providing specialist agronomy advice through our team of 160 agronomists.

Frontier’s grain marketing business has well-established contracts with the UK’s key grain consumers, giving our farmer customers unrivalled access to end markets. Frontier has a number of divisions providing additional specialist advice to growers. These include SOYL precision crop production and Kings who are experts on game cover, conservation crops, green cover and forage crops.

Frontier’s mission is to be the first-choice partner for crop production and crop marketing for UK farmers, and the first-choice employer in UK agriculture.

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds. We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

Why work for Frontier?
At Frontier, we believe in rewarding our people for a job well done. As an employee you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to apply for flexible working
  • A contributory pension plan to help you save for your future. The plan offers a choice of contributing levels up to 7% of your salary, which is matched by us
  • 25 days’ holiday per calendar year, in addition to the statutory Bank Holidays
  • Option to purchase up to an additional five days’ holiday per calendar year
  • Life Assurance of three times your basic annual salary
  • Dedicated Learning and Development specialists to support your ongoing development
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides 24-hour support and advice in a variety of areas including financial and wellbeing for yourself, your family, and friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity Pay benefit, for eligible employees, of 100% of your basic salary for the first 26 weeks of your maternity leave
  • Increased Paternity Leave benefit, for eligible employees, of 4 weeks paternity leave, paid at 100% of your full basic weekly salary
  • Increased Occupational Adoption Pay benefits, for eligible employees, of 100% of your basic salary during the first 26 weeks of your adoption leave
  • We will match your HMRC Tax-Free Childcare allowance subject to the criteria and eligibility
  • Access to our Employee Discounts Programme which provides money saving discounts at selected retailers
  • Cycle to Work scheme in association with Halfords
  • Vouchers for free eye tests in association with Specsavers
  • Complimentary parking on site

At Frontier, our business approach is underpinned by our ‘ICE’ values – Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise – which drive our behaviour and are key to our success.

Our ambition is to grow our business responsibly, doing things properly because it’s the right thing to do. We use our expertise, our scale and our leadership position to make a difference to others.

Some companies call this sustainability. At Frontier, we call it The Responsible Choice (TRC).

We are committed to net zero by 2030.

In 2021, Frontier made an ambitious commitment to bring carbon emissions from our own direct business operations to net zero by 2030.

Frontier is successful because of the hard work, commitment and behaviour of our people. Our values are firmly embedded in our culture and are recognised by our customers, with whom we enjoy close relationships.

The Responsible Choice is a natural extension of our values of Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise, providing a focus on those areas in which we can have a positive impact for the future. We have identified five areas in which we will take actions to ensure the long term, sustainable and responsible growth of our business; helping us to achieve net zero by 2030.

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Frontier Agriculture

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Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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