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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

Useful subjects:

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. 

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Did You Know?
In 1896, the first tractor sold in Britain.

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91 Organisations in this industry

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Part time Assistant - Protempeh
Closing Date:
30th April 2024
Salary:
£12 per hour
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Employer description Protempeh produces UK's freshest, artisanal tempeh, handmade in our production kitchen in Cambridgeshire. Packed with protein, full of fibre, gloriously gut-friendly and vibrantly vegan – our tempeh is now enjoyed by chefs, restaurants and...
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Animal Welfare Apprentice - Labcorp
Closing Date:
1st May 2024
Salary:
£10,296.00 to £20,319.00
Location:
Occold, Suffolk
Employer description As a leading contract research organisation, Labcorp provides comprehensive drug development solutions for a range of industries. Our services cover the preclinical, clinical and post-market phases of drug development, the product life cyc...
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Conservation volunteering - April 2024
Closing Date:
30th April 2024
People can leave their worries behind when they come out on one of our conservation activities, as we provide all the necessary tools and equipment, and all the training/guidance they will need to do the job. This month we are getting quite constructive, with...
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Conservation volunteering - March 2024
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st March 2024
Spring is in the air (“boing”, said Zebedee) so it’s time to get our tree planting finished (at Sprowston, Hingham and Horsford, where ‘urricanes ‘ardly ever ‘appen) and then we move on to pastures new. Well, strictly speaking it’s meadows new as we will be p...
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An introduction to Apprenticeships Suffolk
We work with aspiring apprentices (anyone 16+) who are ready to take their next step and explore the apprenticeship route whist supporting both the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. We support employers in Suffolk who want to find out more and...
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Trials Coordinator Apprenticeship - The British Society of Plant Breeders
Closing Date:
10th May 2024
Salary:
£ 15652 per year
Location:
Ely,, Cambs
Employer Description We are a membership organisation who represent plant breeders in the UK. Our members range from large multi nationals to independent SMEs. Our activities range from Royalty collection on protected varieties, Trials operations to see new va...
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