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

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Trainee Demonstrator / Salesperson - Newmarket
Closing Date:
25th April 2018
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
We require an enthusiastic and motivated trainee Demonstrator/ Salesperson to join our agricultural sales and demonstration team in Newmarket.
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Agricultural Supervisor
Salary:
£8.50 & 12.75 Overtime
Location:
Framlingham / Woodbridge, Suffolk
You will be supervising & working with a small team of field staff walking in cereal and root crops in your local area pulling out the plants which have gone to seed. Although this is straight forward it can be very hard work & physically demanding. Excellent...
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Equine Apprentice with Sharon Hunt Eventing
Closing Date:
26th April 2018
Salary:
£148 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an equine apprentice working for an extremely prestigious yard.
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Apprentice Pig Stockperson with Genetic Solutions
Closing Date:
20th April 2018
Salary:
£200 per week
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
An excellent opportunity to join a progressive, family run, pig rearing and breeding business, working across several units with scope to learn about genetics and gain a wide range skills through additional certificated training courses.
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Butcher Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
8th April 2018
Salary:
£111.00
Location:
Colchester, Essex
Ref number: VAC001369489 Candidates will be taken through a complete apprenticeship scheme with on the job training from a team of highly skilled and experienced butchers alongside which you will receive theory work and assessments culminating in a profession...
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Recent Graduate - Linden House Veterinary Centre
Closing Date:
26th February 2018
Salary:
Competitive salary and benefits
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
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