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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?
2014 saw the highest level of milk production in the UK since Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' was number one. (1987)

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Level 2 Animal Grooming Apprentice (Ipswich, Martlesham) : Pets at Home Ltd
Closing Date:
6th January 2020
Salary:
£152.10 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
You will work alongside the Salon team to provide a high standard of pet care and customer service. Following Pets at Home’s in house training program you will develop the skills to groom a variety of breeds. You will start with preparing dogs for their groom;...
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Apprentice Groundsperson (Sports turf)
Closing Date:
25th November 2019
Salary:
£144.30 p/w
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Groundsperson with one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK.
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Work Experience
Location:
Kessingland, Suffolk
Work experience placements with the Animal Management Department at Africa Alive!
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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
Find out what it's like to work for local employers in these video case-studies.
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Garden Volunteers : National Trust
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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Ickworth House are seeking Volunteers to join their gardening team. They are seeking people who are passionate about gardens who would love to help preserve one of East Anglia's most iconic places.
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Current Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are a chance to earn a qualification and obtain key skills, knowledge and behaviours specific to the industry in which you wish to work.
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