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Job Description

An Agricultural Consultant is a professional problem solver who will work to improve the performance of a farm, landowner or conservation organisation. They will advise on different practices that could be used to improve efficiency, yield, costs etc.

Entry Requirements

A degree in the following subjects will give you a better chance:

  • Horticulture 
  • Soil science 
  • Agriculture engineering 
  • Crop and plant science 

If you are wanting to go into the business side of consultancy a degree in business management would be an advantage to you. 

Agricultural apprenticeships are available at levels 2, 3 and 4 and may assist with moving towards this role.

Career Path and Progression 

  • Senior consultant 
  • Team leader
  • Director
  • Uni lecture 

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Able to identify and solve problems
  • Good organisational skills 
  • A broad knowledge of agriculture and farm management

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £25,000

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