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Overview

Agriculture, Food and Drink is one of the most technologically advanced sectors in the UK, the latest science and technology are used to make crops and plants grow bigger, faster and more resilient to disease.

It's a growing industry with a wide variety of opportunities across various job areas including animal welfare, horticulture, environmental, aquaculture, agritech and farming & food.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • The East is home to Norwich Research Park (NRP) which is one of Europe’s largest single site hubs of research, training, education and enterprise in health, food and environmental sciences and is at the forefront of global agri-tech research
  • The Agriculture, Food and Drink sector within Norfolk and Suffolk has a workforce of 79,900 and 8,300 enterprises
  • British farming provides 64% of the food eaten in the UK, up 2% on 2018

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Business studies • Biology • English • Maths • Design and Technology • Chemistry • ICT • Physics • Science • Languages

Job Ideas for this Industry

Agronomist • Animal Nutritionist • Farm Worker • Farm Manager • Gamekeeper  Vet • Landscape Architect • Rural Surveyor • Countryside Ranger • Animal Care Worker • Agricultural Engineer (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Explore this industry in detail through the job areas below which include detailed job ideas, local employers and opportunities. 

3 Job Areas

Did You Know?
There are nearly 280,000 farms in the UK.

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NEAT conservation volunteering (December)
Closing Date:
31st December 2023
Salary:
voluntary
Location:
Norfolk
Get involved in conservation by volunteering with the Norfolk Environmental Action Team. A great way to meet new people and make a difference.
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Apprentice Canine Carer - Colchester Canine Creche
Closing Date:
8th January 2024
Salary:
£8,236.80
Location:
Stanway, Colchester, Essex
Employer description Colchester Canine Creche is a fast-growing dog day care in Colchester who strive to offer the very best for our dogs. It is a luxury Unkennelled environment, resembling a playschool or nursery where dogs play freely together (up to 40). A....
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Did you know? (Small Change Grant)
The Mason Trust's 'Small Change' Grant provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their chosen career path. This limited fund is designed to quickly make a differenc...
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Apprentice Equine Centre Team Member
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
21st November 2023
Salary:
£8,236.80 per annum
Location:
Hainford
Working for Redwings means you can make a real difference in the lives of those horses in our care and thousands like them. And it means you will be part of a supportive and progressive workplace that puts the welfare of its horses and its people at the heart...
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Sustainable Careers
Sustainable careers are on the rise, providing individuals with opportunities to make a positive impact on the environment while recognising the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.
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Health & Safety Administrator - Shadwell Estate
Closing Date:
15th December 2023
Salary:
£12.00 per hour
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Employer description Shadwell is a private equine stud and estate covering eight sites and over 6000 acres. We are looking for someone wishing to pursue a career in health and safety who is either working towards a General NEBOSH or Diploma qualification or is...
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