A student from Devon has landed his dream job working with a leading agricultural machinery supplier in the South West.
Sam Cork, 18, from Barnstaple, completed the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture at Duchy College and is now working for Smallridge Bros Ltd demonstrating the John Deere Agricultural Management Solutions (AMS) to farmers.
“It is a dream come true working for Smallridge’s and being able to demonstrate the latest technologies means I get to use lots of different equipment,” Sam said.
“I’m also combining the role with working on my family’s arable and beef farm.”
The Level 3 course he studied at college is so diverse that it has given him a good grounding in lots of different areas of agriculture, according to Sam.
“The course was great and I would highly recommend the College to anyone wanting to work in the agricultural industry,” he continued.
“I lived on site whilst I was studying and this added to the College experience, I have learnt a lot and made loads of new friends along the way.”
Agriculture Team Lead, Peter Walker, said Sam worked “very hard” during his time at the College.
“He was awarded a distinction on the course and it is always a proud moment when we hear what our ex- students are achieving,” he added.