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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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Marine Mammal Observer
Closing Date:
14th February 2019
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
The successful candidate(s) will be expected to lead and undertake a wide variety of marine wildlife surveys, including marine mammal observations and passive acoustic monitoring, as well as providing general assistance to the project managers, lead scientists...
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Nuffield Research Placements
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Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
The scheme enables first-year sixth formers from across Norfolk who perhaps haven't previously considered a career in science to carry out a 4-week placement during July and August.
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Gardener Apprentice : The South Pickenham Estate Company Limited
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14th December 2018
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£156.00 p/w
Location:
Swaffham, Norfolk
An excellent apprenticeship opportunity to join our existing gardening team of a formal Hall gardens with about 22 acres of well-established gardens, on a large private estate in Norfolk.
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