Welcome to our 2023/2024 Scholarship Students

Wilson Wraight has supported the Harper Adams University Scholarship Programme since 2014.

So far, we have had thirteen talented and exciting students through the doors. Alongside a contribution to assist with costs, we offer a full year of employment experience, which offers students the chance to fully immerse themselves in the work life of an Agricultural Consultant.

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They are mentored by a Partner in the business, attend client visits, pull together budgets and reports, build applications for the growing number of grants and are offered the opportunity to undertake all the training and personal development that any employee would. Alongside this, they embark on a placement project to have the chance to add value and leave a legacy. Previous results include us adopting new software, evolving our culture and addressing how we show up to our peers.

The students are completely integrated into our business, and this is a massive benefit to them. Former students have gone on to find international opportunities whilst others have returned to Wilson Wraight once they have finished their studies. The 22/23 students, Tash McDonagh, Emily Salisbury and Phoebe Eglington have yet again been outstanding in their skills and abilities to adapt to working life in our office and will all forge their own paths after graduation All very different people but watching them grow over this last year has been very rewarding, we will watch their next steps with pride.

This week, we welcome our fourteenth and fifteenth placements from Harper Adams University.  Rosie Thornton and Tom York are our 23/24 student scholarship winners. Rosie brings a range of experience on farms and from within the industry. She is looking to take her knowledge to the next level. Tom is studying for a BSc Agri-Business. His passion for farming began at an early age and he has worked on a large variety of farms and has seen first hand that the business aspect of running a farm is critical. We look forward to welcoming them into the team and have lots planned to get them onboard. They have already taken part in the summer social and obligatory ‘pub lunch’.

I was against bringing someone in from the outside to look at my business but now wish I’d done it sooner.