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Job Description

Agricultural Engineers will use their knowledge of engineering and biology to design, install and service agricultural, horticultural and forestry equipment. They will work with new technologies to improve existing techniques which will help farmers and land owners make better use of their land and resources.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a foundation degree, HND or degree in:

  • agricultural engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • electrical or mechanical engineering

If you’ve got a further education qualification in a land-based engineering subject, or relevant experience, you could start as an agricultural engineering technician. You’d then complete further study to qualify as an engineer.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has more information about becoming an agricultural engineer.

Required Skills

  • Excellent technical abilities
  • Able to analyse data effectively
  • A creative and methodical approach to problem solving
  • A flexible working approach
  • An interest in environmental issues
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Starting Salary

£25,000 to £35,000

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