Natalie Plummer
36 Norris Road, Reading, RG6 1NJ
Tel: 07964963642 Email: nataliepx@hotmail.com
PERSONAL STATEMENT
A forewo...
demonstrated an analytical mindset when considering how to maximise yield and
gross profit margins.
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENC...
I am part of the Reading University Badminton team and have represented Wiltshire
at county level.
References available on...
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Natalie Plummer CV Updated

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  • 1. Natalie Plummer 36 Norris Road, Reading, RG6 1NJ Tel: 07964963642 Email: nataliepx@hotmail.com PERSONAL STATEMENT A foreword thinking individual with good communication, time management and problem solving skills with experience in agricultural research. EDUCATION University of Reading October 2014 – July 2018 (BSc) Agriculture with Industrial Training A comprehensive degree course highlighting the importance of agriculture on a local and global scale, supported by visits to a diverse range of agricultural businesses. Relevant modules and skills: Crop Appraisal and Agronomy (April 15): Crop walking and field recommendations. Agricultural and Food Systems (ongoing): Interconnectedness of the food chain. The UK Food Chain (ongoing): The roles of producers, linking this to the consumer. Management (ongoing): Farm business case study analysis and roles of managers. Sheldon School, Chippenham, Wiltshire September 2007 – July 2014 A levels: English Literature (A), Geography (A), Food Technology (A), Biology (C), General Studies (C) GCSEs: 5 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs AGRICULTURAL PLACEMENT Assistant to PhD Student with Additional Project (Reading/Kent) June- August 2015 This placement involved assisting a PhD student in data collection and analysis of wheat lines as well as my own project on the comparative root growth of Festulolium and Lolium grasses and wheat lines with introgression from wild emmer. I gained experience in root sampling in field conditions and extraction and measurement of roots. I demonstrated the use of statistically valid experimental designs and statistical analysis to test for meaningful differences between cultivars/lines using the software programme GenStat. I prepared a written report and poster for display in Reading Universities Agriculture, Policy & Development Department. RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Agronomy (Wiltshire) April 2015 I crop-walked with an agronomist, identifying diseases, plant growth stages and deficiencies, understanding the opportunities and threats faced by arable farmers. I
  • 2. demonstrated an analytical mindset when considering how to maximise yield and gross profit margins. AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE Manor Farm (Home Farm) Ongoing Extensive exposure to livestock and arable enterprises through growing up on a dairy farm. Involvement in milking, milk recording, TB testing and the arable enterprise for feeding the cattle has meant that I have an understanding of consistently high standards, animal welfare and farm business strategies, and am able to cope with new challenges on a daily basis. ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT Moo Free Chocolate (Reading) January 2015 - Ongoing Badminton Coach (Corsham) Level 1 Qualified September 2012 – Ongoing Mecco Catering Company (London 2012 Olympic Games) July 2012 - August 2012 VOLUNTARY WORK Reading Experience and Development Award (RED) October 2014 – March 2015 To achieve the RED award I completed over ten hours of volunteering including collecting donations for charity and marshalling at Reading 5 mile race. This demonstrated citizenship in the community. Schools Worldwide Expedition to India July 2014 – August 2014 I fundraised £3000 to take part in a month long expedition to help communities in India. This demonstrated money management in fundraising, working effectively as part of a team which resulted in a finished building project and individually I helped support a lesson, demonstrating clear presentation skills. POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY Vice President of Athletics Club (2015-2016): Assisting the president by liaising with Students Union and coaches, organising entries and ordering equipment. This demonstrates time and money management, listening and organisational skills. Course Representative for Agriculture (2014 – 2015): Forming a link between university students and staff at meetings, requiring listening and speaking skills. Midday Supervisory Assistant 2014): Supervising secondary school children demonstrating interpersonal, leadership and team work skills. Head Girl at Sheldon School (2011 – 2012): Organised the duties of 50 prefects, demonstrating leadership, listening and communication skills and problem solving. ACTIVITIES AND SPORTING INTERESTS Athletics and Badminton: I am part of Reading Knights Athletics and ranked 1st in the UK for U20s for my half-marathon time; this shows my determination to improve.
  • 3. I am part of the Reading University Badminton team and have represented Wiltshire at county level. References available on request.

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