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Agriculture is much more than mud and tractors, it is the industry that makes sure we’re all fed – now and in the future.

The latest in science and technology are used to make crops and plants grow bigger faster and more resilient to disease and even grow in completely different climates!

In addition to crops and plants, agriculture sees that farmers can rear animals in safer, happier conditions to make food for the whole country that everyone can afford.

Norfolk and Suffolk have a world-class agricultural, food and drink sector which employs 112,500 people.

The East is also home to a world-leading research base centred at Norwich Research Park (NRP). NRP is Europe’s largest single site hub of research, training, education and enterprise in health, food and environmental sciences and is at the forefront of global agri-tech research.

In the Agriculture Industry there are roles for everyone – from scientific research into creating the latest pesticides, feeds and fertilisers though to the growing of crops, rearing of livestock, animal welfare and veterinary sciences. There is also the massive business of sourcing and trading crops and animals and all the technology surrounding it, such as heavy machinery, information technology and even AgriTech as farmers look to brand new machines and even robots to help around the farm!

Finally, there is wildlife conservation, zoos, vets, gardeners, traders and garden centres that allows everyone to become involved in the industry. It’s a big business! Take a look at the various links and job roles to see what could be in store for you.

Did You Know?
Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops.

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Equine Centre Team Members
Closing Date:
1st October 2020
Salary:
£18,137.60 for over 18s
Location:
Aylsham, Norfolk
We currently have permanent full time opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with experience in equine care to join our dedicated team at our South of Norwich Equine Centres.
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Multi-skilled Engineering Apprentice - Muntons Plc
Closing Date:
30th September 2020
Salary:
£13,715 per year
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer DescriptionMuntons is a leading supplier of malts and malted ingredients to the food and drinks industry worldwide.They have a 45 Acre site, are open 365 days a year, have a 24/7 manufacturing facility supplying 90+ different countries. They have an e...
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Pig Farming Stockperson Apprentice
Closing Date:
2nd October 2020
Salary:
£6 per hour
Location:
Watton, Norfolk
​Wayland Farms Ltd are a pig production company who are passionate about breeding and nurturing the best pigs in the country. We form part of the successful Cranswick Plc., one of the largest food producers in Britain.
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Assistant Farm Manager
Closing Date:
30th October 2020
Salary:
£26,500 doe
Location:
Norfolk, Norfolk
Our prestigious client is looking for a Assistant Farm Manager with Breeder experience. The role offers a varied role with a number of responsibilities. Strong management experience is needed as well as, computer literacy and knowledge and understanding of com...
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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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Poultry Farm Worker
Closing Date:
30th October 2020
Salary:
£75 pd for first 10 shifts, £90 there after + Bonus's
Location:
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
We have a fantastic opportunity for Flexible Farm Workers for our client on their Broiler farms in the Lincolnshire area. Your duties will include working with chickens, ensuring that adhering to bird welfare standards. You will be required to cover various f...
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