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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

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. 

3 Job Areas

Did You Know?
In 2014 the Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA) in the UK was 17.2 million hectares. That's 71% of our total land area!

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Employment Opportunities
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
New Anglia LEP is working with partners to support businesses during COVID-19 and to help them find the staff they need to continue to operate at this challenging time.
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Relief Farm Worker – Great Yarmouth
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
£18,500 - £20,500 depending on experience
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Relief Farm Worker to cover our clients poultry farms across the Great Yarmouth Area, East Anglia. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who doesn’t mind working hard and getting their hands dirty! The succe...
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Hatchery Operative – Bury St Edmunds
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
£18,000 - £22,000
Location:
Bury St Edmunds
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Hatchery Operative at our clients Hatchery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Please be aware the closing date may close early depending on applications.
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Level 2 Apprentice Canine Carer
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
£124.50 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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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Flagship Charity Shop Volunteer - Wood Green The Animal Charity
Closing Date:
1st March 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Wood Green is proud to be the pet charity that makes a difference to the lives of pets and people across the UK. Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. To achieve this, we not only provide car...
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Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession
Learn what it takes to become a vet and explore the challenges of the vet profession to decide if it's the right career for you.
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