Working in Agriculture

Current Vacancies

East of England Agricultural Society (EEAS) Trustee

With the upcoming sale of the East of England Showground the Board of Trustees is reshaping the strategic direction of the EEAS to ensure it has a sustainable future for generations to come. As we work towards becoming a grant funding charity that promotes knowledge exchange, engagement and education about food, farming and the countryside in the East of England, the trustees are committed to diligently protecting its up-coming legacy. The change in strategic direction will widen the field of opportunities for the EEAS to reach more people and promote its charitable aims.

We are looking to strengthen our existing board with some new trustees specifically with a financial background and an education background. For more information, please CLICK HERE

Applications close 1st March 2024

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.



  • 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.