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Overview

The Agriculture, Food and Drink industry 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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Chef - The Kings Arms
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£8.00 per hour
Location:
Haughley, Suffolk
Employer Description The Kings Arms, Haughley, is a 14th Century building ideally situated just off the A14 between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. With a modern kitchen and bar, we are a team that prides itself on great food, drink and service at the forefront....
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Apprentice Crop Technician : R Dunthorne Ltd
Closing Date:
25th April 2021
Salary:
£240.00 p/w
Location:
Limpenhoe
Crop Technician on a Mixed Arable / Beef farm. The farm is growing Winter Barley, Winter Wheat, Sugar Beet, Spring Barley and Maize. The Apprentice will assist with Ploughing, Drilling, Spraying, Baling, Straw Carting, Hedge Cutting, Muck Spreading and General...
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Level 2 Apprentice Canine Carer
Closing Date:
27th May 2021
Salary:
£129.00 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
A fantastic opportunity for someone who has a keen love of animals to become one of our Camp Carers, look after dogs and be part of a growing award-winning team.
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Apprentice Gardener : The Garden Barn - R L Clifton-Brown and Son
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£145.25 (Weekly)
Location:
Little Bradley, Haverhill
We are looking for someone who is genuinely interested in gardening. No two days are ever the same in this job. You will work under a very experienced gardener who will pass on lots of important skills. All previous apprentices have gone on to careers in horti...
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Field Worker
Closing Date:
31st August 2021
Location:
East Anglia
We have full and part-time field worker positions available from now until the end of the year. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.
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