Working in Agriculture
We are not currently have any vacancies at the East of England Agricultural Society
Routes Into Agriculture
Farmers Guardian’s #ThisisAgriculture was created with the support of 18 key industry stakeholders from across the farming spectrum to highlight the vast career paths available in agriculture. As the Society aims 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.
Depending on your age or education level, there is a range of options on how you can enter the Agriculture & Horticulture 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 who have completed GCSEs, 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 GCSEs (D-G) for Intermediate level apprenticeships (Level 2) and GCSEs (A*-C) for Advanced level apprenticeships (Level 3).
- The Apprenticeship Guide has information about the benefits of Agricultural apprenticeships along with an area for Vacancies
- The Government Apprenticeship website also has a search tool to find apprenticeships near to you.