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Farmer Palmer’s recruits lots of young people. Are you looking to start work? Want some top tips for your first Interview? Read our blog about First Jobs.
It’s a well known fact that here, at Farmer Palmer’s we are one of the few companies who recruit people from the age of 13 to carry out certain roles within the farm park. In fact, in 2018, 39% of our workforce was made up of 13-16 year olds.
As a company we believe it’s important to prepare the next generation for the world of work . . . because let’s face it, it’s tough.
We also believe reward for a hard day’s work is an important lesson that should be learned early in life.
There’s also something quite special about your first job. How your first employer treats you can impact your attitude towards work and your willingness to try.
That’s why it’s so important for your first job to be for an employer that values you and invests in your development. Rather than just works you to the bone for very little.
Blog Update: 27.11.18 Farmer Palmer’s has just WON the Dorset Tourism GOLD Award by Dougie, our Customer Service Superstar! AND Venus Award for Employer of the Year! Do you want to work for an Award Winning employer? Find the link to our latest job vacancies at the end of this blog post.
By giving young people, like you, a role and responsibility; we are helping you to figure out what you’re good at. You’ll learn what you enjoy and what you can offer the working world when you start work following your education.
You will identify your strengths and any areas where you may need further development. All of which will help you further down the line. When you are applying to UCAS for a University placement or that first full time job.
From the moment a young person applies for a position with us, at Farmer Palmer’s, they are learning how to sell themselves by making their application stand out from the rest.
Your application form determines whether you are invited for an interview, so make it count. Spend time telling your potential employers why you’d be such a great member of the team.
Always make sure someone else checks your application over for you, take extra care to check for spelling mistakes! Remember first impressions count! Your future employer may not have met you yet so their only impression of you, at this stage, is from the details on your form. Don’t forget to include hobbies, volunteering, groups/organisations you belong to and any other achievements to really make your application shine!
The most daunting part of the recruitment process for anyone, is the interview stage, but these do get easier the more you do them. It sounds obvious to say it, but it is all down to how you prepare beforehand.
Imagine standing up in front of an interview panel, and other applicants, and delivering an inspiring speech about a subject you’re passionate about.
To help anyone thinking of applying for a job, here are some Top Tips to help you:
Now you know what to do, what are you waiting for? To apply for a job with Farmer Palmer’s click here to find out more about the current roles we have available and further details on how to start your application process. Good Luck!
"Good place for the family lots to see and do. Clean and staff helpful. Could spend a day there with the kids and have a great time. Would recommend to everyone."Regular visitor
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Allergy Awareness "We come and visit you every week and I was so pleased to see the "no food" notice up in the soft play areas. My son is anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts. Thank you for raising awareness and helping my son to not be at risk!"Allergy Awareness
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"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"Regular visitor
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"Grandparent’s view
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"Winning testimonial
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff, who were fantastic, we were very pleased"Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"Holiday visitor to Dorset
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