Animal Management students secure great jobs at Farmer Ted’s
Animal management students at Cronton Sixth form have managed to secure permanent jobs in Farmer Ted’s after completing regular placement at the farm during their course.
The students were able to impress their new employers during their work experience which takes place one day per week for the whole two years of the course providing the students with valuable hands on experience to develop their practical skills and understanding.
Tom Ford-Smith and Abby Johns, both went to work in the farm as Barn and Herd assistants after completing the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Cronton. Tom has since progressed to Assistant Barn Manager and is now responsible for all the animals and a team of fifteen staff.
They have now been joined by Samantha Ellison and Stephanie Badrock who have started working at Farmer Ted’s whilst continuing to balance their studies. Samantha is still working part time as a barn assistant after progression onto an Animal Behaviour degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
Tom said, “The tutors at Cronton are great, they are helpful and supportive and the practical aspect of the animal management course is fantastic. It gives you the essential skills to prove to your employer that you have the hands on experience that you can’t gain in the classroom.
“I have always wanted to work with animals and felt that the course would be perfect for me. It has helped me secure my current role as assistant manager in Farmer Ted’s Farm.”