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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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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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Redwings Horse Sanctuary
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Chef Apprentice - Perrywood Garden Centre
Closing Date:
4th October 2021
Salary:
£180 per week
Location:
Colchester, Essex
Employer Description Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by the Bourne Family at Tiptree in Essex. We took over our second site, Perrywood Sudbury in 2018. Our vision is to inspire people to get more plants in their lives. O...
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Level 3 Junior Content Producer - Companion Consultancy
Closing Date:
10th October 2021
Salary:
£10,000 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Companion Consultancy is a PR agency owned and run by vets, with a focus on veterinary and related industries Main Description This role involves assisting the team to develop content across multiple platforms and brands on behalf of our c...
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