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Agriculture is much more than mud and tractors, it is the industry that makes sure we’re all fed – now and in the future.

The latest in science and technology are used to make crops and plants grow bigger faster and more resilient to disease and even grow in completely different climates!

In addition to crops and plants, agriculture sees that farmers can rear animals in safer, happier conditions to make food for the whole country that everyone can afford.

Norfolk and Suffolk have a world-class agricultural, food and drink sector which employs 112,500 people.

The East is also home to a world-leading research base centred at Norwich Research Park (NRP). NRP is Europe’s largest single site hub of research, training, education and enterprise in health, food and environmental sciences and is at the forefront of global agri-tech research.

In the Agriculture Industry there are roles for everyone – from scientific research into creating the latest pesticides, feeds and fertilisers though to the growing of crops, rearing of livestock, animal welfare and veterinary sciences. There is also the massive business of sourcing and trading crops and animals and all the technology surrounding it, such as heavy machinery, information technology and even AgriTech as farmers look to brand new machines and even robots to help around the farm!

Finally, there is wildlife conservation, zoos, vets, gardeners, traders and garden centres that allows everyone to become involved in the industry. It’s a big business! Take a look at the various links and job roles to see what could be in store for you.

Did You Know?
In 2014 the Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA) in the UK was 17.2 million hectares. That's 71% of our total land area!

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Arborist Apprenticeship : BROWN'S TREE MANAGEMENT LIMITED
Closing Date:
25th April 2019
Salary:
£156.00 p/w
Location:
King's Lynn, Norfolk
If you are looking for a career in Arboriculture, this is a superb opportunity to get your foot on the ladder in an interesting and varied role.
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Field Worker
Location:
East Anglia
We have full and part time field worker positions available from May until October each year.
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Heritage Farm Volunteer Role
Closing Date:
27th March 2020
Salary:
n/a - Volunteer position
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
The museum is looking for people to help run our brand new Heritage Farm, the farm will be opening to the public in May/June 2019 but we need a hand getting everything ready as well as looking after the area once it has opened. We will have cows, sheep, ho...
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Crop Technician Level 3 Agricultural Apprenticeship - Home Farm (Nacton) Ltd
Closing Date:
10th May 2019
Salary:
£ 195 per week
Location:
Nacton
A superb opportunity to work in a top notch farming business with an excellent track record of training apprentices, growing a wide range of vegetables and arable crops including organic using the latest technology irrigation and machinery.
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Arable Farm Apprentice : R J Nunn & Sons
Closing Date:
26th April 2019
Salary:
£200.00 p/w
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
An excellent opportunity for an arable farm apprentice with an interest in mechanics to develop a long term career on a highly professional family run farm with a good track record for training new staff.
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Poultry Handlers
Salary:
£70 per shift + Bonuses
Location:
Sleaford
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