A student from Devon has landed his dream job working with a leading agricultural machinery supplier in the south west.

Sam Cork, 18, from Barnstaple, completed the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture at Duchy College and is now working for Smallridge Bros Ltd demonstrating the John Deere Agricultural Management Solutions (AMS) to farmers.

“It is a dream come true working for Smallridge’s and being able to demonstrate the latest technologies means I get to use lots of different equipment,” Sam said.

“I’m also combining the role with working on my family’s arable and beef farm.

“The course was great and I would highly recommend the college to anyone wanting to work in the agricultural industry. I lived on site whilst I was studying and this added to the college experience, I have learnt a lot and made loads of new friends along the way.”

Agriculture Team Lead, Peter Walker, said Sam worked very hard during his time at the College. “He was awarded a distinction on the course and it is always a proud moment when we hear what our ex- students are achieving.”

Well done Sam!