Village Dairy

2016 Placement at Llaeth Y Llan by Esyllt Jones

“My placement at Llaeth y Llan commenced soon after the completion of second year at Harper Adams University where I’ m studying BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Studies. Having grown up eating Llaeth y Llan yogurts from a very young age, I felt privileged to be working for one of Wales’ leading yogurt producers.

Generally, my days at Llaeth y Llan have been a mix of desk- bound duties and regular trips out of the office which have certainly added a great deal of variety to the daily routine. During the 10 months, I have been involved in many aspects of the business – a very fascinating and eye opening experience from which I’ve learnt a great deal. The yogurt sampling sessions at a variety of retail shops and supermarkets have provided me with the exceptional opportunity to integrate alongside store executives as well as the consumers themselves – a training experience which I feel has provided me with an invaluable insight into the functioning of large supermarkets as well as a family owned business, and to learn about what consumers look for when adding to their shopping basket.

During my time at Llaeth y Llan, the multi-million-pound development of the new production line and office accommodation has been truly exciting, and I have played a part in launching the newly-branded Village Dairy product to over 50 stores across the West Midlands. On this basis, my 3rd year assignment will focus on my contribution to increasing sales at these new sites, which have doubled as a result! The Official Opening of the new development has also been a fitting end to my placement.

As the first ever Harper Adams student to be offered a placement at Llaeth y Llan, I hope that I have made a lasting impression and would like to thank everyone at the company for making me so very welcome and for providing me with lifelong memories and experiences!”

A BIG diolch! to Esyllt from all of us at Llaeth Y llan for all her efforts , if you are interested in a placement opportunity at Llaeth Y Llan please get in touch through the Website.