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

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Easton College
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AMTRA (Animal Meds. Training & Regulatory Authority)
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VIVA Exam
British Racing School
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Vicky Huxtable - My Racing Career
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
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Redwings: Our Story!
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Prison Catering: Caterer - HMP/YOI Norwich
Closing Date:
10th June 2022
Salary:
£23,144 - £25,697
Location:
Norwich
Band 3 Caterer in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Watch our video on the website (details also on the attachment below) to hear from some of our prison caterers about what the role is really like. This is not your average catering job. It is...
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Front of House Staff
Closing Date:
31st May 2022
Salary:
Negotiable
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
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Part-time BariSTAR (like a Barista but even better)
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
9th May 2022
Location:
Honingham, Norfolk
We are looking for a BariSTAR (like a Barista, but even better). Fielding Cottage Ltd is a forward-thinking business based in Honingham, Norfolk. Our vision is ‘Creating Smiles through Food, Farming and Family’ and our passion is sharing the very best our cou...
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Thetford Conservation Group: mid-end April 2022
Sessions run from 10.30am – 1.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  Join us for either – or both!
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Green Care Worker
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
29th April 2022
Salary:
£12 per hour (approx. £9,380 per annum)
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
ActivLives is looking for a creative and experienced person to plan, prepare and run gardening / horticultural activities for people who may experience mental health, disabilities, learning disabilities and/or long-term health conditions.
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Animal Care Apprenticeships
Salary:
Various
Location:
Cambs Norfolk and Suffolk, East Anglia Region
Animal Care Apprenticeships Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Bourne Hill Kennels & Cattery, Ipswich Intermediate L2 £144 per week Closing date: 21 Apr 2022 Vacancy Ref: VAC0001837059 Equine Groom Level 2 Apprentice (Oak Farm Livery) OAK FA...
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