Student lands dream John Deere job

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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.

For more information on the range of agricultural courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit or call 0330 123 2523.