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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?
Suffolk has its own breed of horse: the Suffolk Punch.

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Norfolk Coast youth delegate - volunteer role
As part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 50th anniversary celebrations, and as an ongoing priority, the Norfolk Coast Partnership is seeking the input and engagement of young people in the conservation and enhancement of the area.
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JOB VACANCY - SHIFT QC LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Closing Date:
17th August 2018
Salary:
£16-18,000 per annum
Location:
Aspalls Cider, Debenham, Suffolk
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Apprenticeships
Ben Burgess has been serving the farming community since 1931. Currently employing 230 staff across six depots throughout East Anglia, the company offers a range of opportunities for those looking to pursue a career in the agricultural, construction or horticu...
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Level 2 Animal Grooming Apprentice
Closing Date:
13th August 2018
Salary:
£144.30 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
You will work alongside the Salon team to provide a high standard of pet care and customer service. Following Pets at Home’s in house training program you will develop the skills to groom a variety of breeds. You will start with preparing dogs for their groom;...
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A career as a Farm Business Administrator
Farm secretary, agricultural business administrator, rural business administrator: whatever the label it’s a fantastic job. With the ever-changing dynamics of agriculture, the need for trained and experienced farm administrators has never been greater.
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Careers in Agriculture - Technology
This film is one in a collection of films about careers in agriculture financed by the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust http://www.felixcobboldtrust.org.uk The films were made by Green Shoots Productions https://www.green-shoots.org
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