Working in Agriculture

Current Vacancies

Are you currently advertising for a job or looking for an extra pair of hands to help out at harvest? If so, please get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to share your job adverts in our monthly e-newsletter and on our website. Take a look below at current vacancies from our members and further afield.

Land Agent
Courteenhall Farms

North Norfolk

A new opportunity has arisen for a bright, forward thinking and commercially astute Land Agent to take responsibility for the running of The Barmer Hall Estate in North Norfolk, as well as supporting the inhouse Courteenhall Farms estate team across the wider estate business. For more information, click the button below.

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Farm Assistant

New Zealand

We have a short-term Farm Assistant position available from late July until early December (Dates can be slightly flexible). This position would suit someone wanting to get a taste of NZ farming during our busiest and most exciting times – calving and mating. We milk 410 crossbreed cows through a herringbone shed with in-shed feeding on an immaculate 130 Hectare property which is mostly gentle rolling in contour. For more information, click the button below.

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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

 

  • 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.

Jobs

 

  • If you would rather look for a job as opposed to going through the education route, Jobs in Agriculture shows local jobs available in the Agricultural sector.
  • Additionally, Farmers Weekly Jobs displays a range of occupations in the Agricultural sector.