Often young people who want to start farming begin as interns or apprentices on commercial farms. Future Farmers Foundation is an organisation who interviews and places applicants on farms to gain practical experience in farming.
Once they have completed their internships in South Africa, many of the apprentices go on to complete internships on international farming concerns. Founder, Judy Stuart and some ‘future farmers’ who completed their internships shared some tips to ensure good interviews.
When interviewed, you will be asked questions, which you need to answer. But you should ask questions too. Do some research about the farm and the position you are applying for.
The more you know about the farm and interviewer, the better. You can ask questions about the farm; this will show you are interested and well-informed. The more interested you are about his/her farm, the more interested he/she will be in you, the candidate. You will also learn more about the job and find out if it is what you want to do.
When the interview is over, show your appreciation and thank your interviewer for his/her time.By Judy Stuart