Home Explore Industries Agriculture, Food & Drink

Overview

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?
2014 saw the highest level of milk production in the UK since Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' was number one. (1987)

4 Videos

Africa Alive
Visit Profile
Apprentice
Easton & Otley College - Easton
Visit Profile
Easton Campus Open Day 2015
Easton & Otley College - Otley
Visit Profile
Otley Campus Construction Video
British Racing School
Visit Profile
British Racing School
View all Videos

4 Sectors in this industry

4 Organisations in this industry

View all Organisations in this industry

6 Posts

Save Post
Fuels Distribution Systems Mechanic RPA 481954 closes 22 Sep 19
Closing Date:
22nd September 2019
Salary:
12.45 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk
Full Time; 39.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: You will maintain, inspect, install, repair, replace and modify liquid fuel storage and distribution systems and their electrical components. Inspects and tests fuel receiving, storage, and distribution faciliti...
Read More
Save Post
Hygiene Operative
Salary:
£8.76 per hour
Location:
Attleborough, Norfolk
Hygiene Operative Attleborough £8.76 - £9.64 per hour Staffline, in partnership with Banham Poultry, is recruiting for Hygiene Operatives to join us at our client's food production plant, based in Attleborough. Staffline is recruiting for a Hygiene Operative t...
Read More
Save Post
Food Processing Operative
Salary:
£8.21 per hour
Location:
Attleborough, NR17 2AT, Norfolk
Processing Operative Attleborough £8.21 - £9.03 per hour Staffline, in partnership with Banham Poultry, are recruiting for Processing Operatives to join us at our client's food processing plant, based in Attleborough. Staffline is recruiting for a Processing...
Read More
Save Post
Cook at Child Development Center
Closing Date:
4th September 2019
Salary:
£8.38
Location:
RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
DESCRIPTION:The primary purpose of this position is to prepare and cook a variety of items for regular and special diets for babies and small children while in the care of the Child Development Center. You will prepare hot and cold food and follow standard rec...
Read More
Save Post
Field Worker
Location:
East Anglia
We have full and part time field worker positions available from May until October each year.
Read More
Save Post
Level 2 Horticultural Apprentices - Woodbridge
Closing Date:
30th August 2019
Salary:
£168.00 per week
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
As a Notcutts apprentice you gain so much more than a certificate in Horticulture, you will have decided to play a part in our exciting future. You’ll always be learning new skills in your workplace - all about the horticultural retail industry. At Notcutts w...
Read More
View all Posts
Home
My Feed
My Page
Explore