SAC Consulting Summer Placement: Elgin

Each summer, SAC Consulting offers three students the chance to undertake a summer placement at one of their offices around the country. Students who apply are in Year 3 going into Year 4 of their Honours degree, and the application process is highly competitive. The students spend the summer helping in the busy centres – shadowing experienced consultants and deciding if a job on the SAC Consulting Team is what they want to do when they finish their degree course.

Jack Munro, BA Rural Business Management student from the village of Glencraig in Fife was based at the Elgin office. Jack said: “My favourite part was shadowing the consultants in the field, which has given me a great insight into areas like organic farming, crop inspections and vegetable and potato farming.”

“Another key ingredient of the placement was the interaction with farmers and members of the public at key agri-events such as ScotSheep and the Turriff Show.”

SRUC Edinburgh student Jack Munro (centre) learning about organic farming at a farmers discussion group event.

SRUC Edinburgh student Jack Munro (centre) learning about organic farming at a farmers discussion group event.

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