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Working at NMR

Working at NMR is so much more than just a job.

The company and its staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality recording, testing, health and fertility services & products for cows, supporting farmers and the farming industry to make profitable production possible. 

We offer a wide range of career opportunities, particularly to those who are attracted to the ever-changing and modernising farming industry.  Our teams are  dedicated  to providing high levels of value and customer service to the industry. We do this by both retaining our existing experienced staff and by attracting and developing the next generation of farm services staff.  As an employer, we are committed to providing opportunities to:
  • Maximise your potential contribution to the business
  • Be involved at every level within the business
  • Undertake personal and professional development
  • Consistently receive a good employee experience
And without doubt, you’ll be part of a caring, welcoming and friendly team, who have the ability to make a real difference.
Current vacancies

Tier 1 Area Field Manager – West Devon

We are recruiting for a tier 1 Area Field Manager (AFM) to cover an area between Lyme Regis, Exeter and Wellington. The AFM will have responsibility for approx. 120 customers in a compact geographical area.

The role carries responsibility relating to customer service delivery, data quality and management of the self-employed samplers and milk recorders.

The ideal candidate must live in the area, deal confidently with customers and self-employed recorders and samplers, have excellent organisational skills, a commercial aptitude and be computer literate. They will have a real interest in dairy cows and the skill to organise and advocate best use of our services. This role forms an integral part of the South West team.

The post is home based and requires a full driving licence. A company vehicle, mobile phone and laptop are provided. Training will be on-going to support you in this role.
A job description for the tier 1 AFM position is available from Jen Webb at:

Please send your CV and a letter indicating the area to cover and reasons why you are applying for the position by email to Jen Webb at:

Or by post to:
Jennifer Webb (Human Resources)
National Milk Records
4 Fox Talbot House
Greenways Business Park
Bellinger Close
SN15 1BN

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm Friday 31st March 2017

Home Based with Nationwide travel

Business Development Manager for reproduction products and services

Working for NMR means you’ll join a leading figure in the UK dairy industry that’s dedicated in providing dairy farmers with high quality data so they can make profitable decisions possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Manager to create, build and develop a suite of reproduction products and services to cover the UK market.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone with a sales background to take the next step and progress their career in the commercial dairy industry. The role combines a strategic sales and marketing approach that will require a forward thinking, problem solving and commercially astute mind set.

The reproduction products and services is a relatively new area for the business; someone with a keen interest in reproductive technology and the knowledge and motivation to develop new business will go far.

The ability to build effective working relationships is an essential part of the role; the successful applicant will be managing all areas of our Repro+ service by developing, supporting and maintaining standalone heat detection sales.

This is a full time, permanently employed position that will involve extensive travel throughout the UK. For the right candidate, a competitive package is available,
commensurate with experience, which will include a company car, laptop and phone.

It is preferred that the position would be based in close proximity to one of the NMR sites, however this isn’t essential.

For a job description please contact Jennifer Webb in HR on

To apply for the position please send a CV and covering letter to
Closing date for applications will be the Friday 24 March 2017.

Vacancy No. 030317


NML Wolverhampton - Service Engineer

National Milk Laboratories (NML) provides payment and quality testing for all major milk buyers in the UK such as Dairy Crest, Arla Foods, Wiseman and First Milk. NML receives bulk milk samples from 98% of UK dairy farms for every collection of milk made by the milk buyer. NML also runs national statutory testing programmes on behalf of DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency.


We are recruiting for an engineer to maintain and repair milk testing and associated equipment in the NML laboratory in Wolverhampton, working alongside the NML engineering team. Training will be provided but candidates will ideally have experience and or qualifications in electronics, pneumatics, liquid flow systems and a general competence and tenacity to diagnose a fault and rectify it.


Core hours would be a 5 day working week from Monday to Friday, however a flexible approach to cover leave and travel to other sites at short notice is essential.
Benefits include 25 days holiday, pension scheme, share incentive plan and access to a benefits website.


Please apply to Mark Langford, Senior Engineer, National Milk Labs, Laches Close, Calibre Business Park, Four Ashes, WV10 7DZ or to  explaining why you would like to join the team including a CV and covering letter.


Vacancy no. 070317

Customer Services Operator

National Milk Laboratories is a key service provider to the GB dairy industry. The business has a vacancy for a full-time Customer Services Operator at its Four Ashes office. The office is operational 365 days per year providing customer services for a range of key dairy companies.As part of a dynamic Customer Services Team, the successful candidate will work a 7 day/3 day rota over two weeks. The rota also includes providing cover for public holidays should they fall on your shift pattern. Excellent communication skills and the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are essential.

Benefits include 33 days holiday, pension scheme, share incentive plan and access to a benefits website.

Send applications, including CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to join NML to: 


Marie Bailey
National Milk Laboratories
Laches Close
Calibre Industrial Park
Four Ashes
WV10 7DZ

Alternatively email
Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 26th March 2017.


Vacancy no. 040317

NML Hillington

Laboratory Technician, Disease and Microbiology - Permanent

National Milk Laboratories are looking for a Science Technician to work in its Disease and Microbiology Laboratory. 

Applicant should ideally be experienced in both Microbiology and iElisa testing but experience in either field would be considered, together with a proven record of dealing with a high volume of samples. The role will include, but not exclusively, Microbiology testing (plate culture and Petrifilm) iElisa testing for diseases such as (BVD, Johnes and IBR) and General laboratory duties. 

Applicants must be willing to work a shift pattern of 4-days-on-4-days-off inclusive of weekends and bank holidays (8 hours per day, 08.30-16.30). 


Applications, including CV, requests for Job Descriptions and covering letter detailing why you want to join this Laboratory Team should be sent to;

Derek Connolly
National Milk Laboratories
32 Kelvin Avenue
Hillington Park
G52 4LT

Alternatively please email
Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5th April.

Vacancy no. 070317


If you are interested in becoming a part-time, self-employed Milk Recorder or Sampler for NMR, please visit our Milk Recorder Vacancies page.

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