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Careers in Agriculture
Last year, the Farmers Guardian initiated their #ThisisAgriculture campaign working with 18 key industry stakeholders from across the farming spectrum to highlight the vast career paths available in agriculture. Being a Society with the aim to promote Agriculture and rural life in the East of England, we aspire to attract new entrants into our industry and educate what the food, farming and rural industries deliver.
In a recent survey, only 5% of 16-36 years olds recognised that there were science and engineering careers in agriculture whilst only 7% made the connection between agriculture and environmental careers. The following fantastic video created by the Farmers Guardian shows the breadth and range of the opportunities in Agriculture.
Depending on your age or education level, there are a range of options on how you can enter into the Agriculture Industry which are outlined in the sections below.
Higher and Further Education
There is now a wide range of institutions offering a variety of agricultural-related courses across the UK. For people have completed GCSE’s, there is the option of studying for a Level 3, 4 or 5 National Certificate or Diploma often at a College.
If you have completed A-Levels, a National Certificate or Diploma, there is the option of studying for a Foundation Degree (Level 5) or Degree-level courses (level 6).
Stackyard has a useful website for finding institutions offering both College and University level qualifications.
WhatUni? display courses and reviews for a range of University level courses across the Agricultural sector.
Apprenticeships can be a great way to get more hands on experience and provide an entry route into the sector often as a general farm worker.
Often require GCSE’s (D-G) for Intermediate level apprenticeships (Level 2) and GCSE’s (A*-C) for Advanced level apprenticeships (Level 3).
If you are interested to see an insight into the life of an apprentice, Farmers Weekly’s Farmer Apprentice challenge below shows young people how they can get their foot into the Agricultural sector.
The Apprenticeship Guide has information about the benefits of Agricultural apprenticeships along with an area for Vacancies