About Agri-Tech

Agri-tech or Agricultural Technology is all about researching and developing new technologies and improving existing ones for sustainable food production.  It is a rapidly growing sector in the UK and across the world and with the world class drink, food and agriculture sector we have in Suffolk and Norfolk it is big business in our region too.

Some of the most significant food and drink companies in Europe have a major presence in Norfolk and Suffolk, including Adnams, British Sugar, Greene King, Colman’s (Unilever) and Muntons.

Agri-tech is a well-established and important UK sector. The entire agri-food supply chain, is estimated to contribute £96 billion to the UK economy.

A career in this sector could mean researching in-field phenotyping, precision farming, crop breeding, plant immunity investigation or it could mean developing tractors, combines or sprayers that can drive themselves, or how about developing a crop sensor that knows how much fertilizer a plant needs based on the amount of light reflected back to the sensor.

Robotic milking machines and data-gathering drones, have been used in the agricultural industry for a while now but the sector is growing and an increasing number of 'farmbots' are being developed which will be capable of tasks that are not possible for large scale agricultural machinery such as a 'lettuce bot' that will hoe weeds around the base of lettuces or a 'wine bot' which will prune vines.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this very exciting and growing sector, follow the various links for further information.

Did You Know?
A large tractor can do in a day what used to take 100 men a whole week.

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Landbased Engineering Apprenticeship, Thursford
Closing Date:
29th March 2019
Salary:
Competitive Salary Offered
Location:
Thursford, Norfolk
For further information please contact Kerry Peck on 01284 763100 or email cukapprenticeships@claas.com
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Servce Apprentice
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16th March 2019
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Location:
Saxham, Suffolk
In partnership with MANNS , CLAAS are seeking an Service Apprentice at their site in Saxham, nr Bury St Edmunds This is a 4 year apprenticeship programme which will lead to gaining the necessary skills and qualifications to maintain and repair state of the art...
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Training Academy Support
Closing Date:
16th March 2019
Location:
Saxham, Suffolk
A 12-15 month placement working within the CLAAS Academy alongside the team of Training Instructors supporting with various tasks Must hold a full UK or EU driving licence and passport Full details can be obtained by contacting Kerry Peck Apprenticeship and...
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Recent Grant Awards
The overall objective of the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust is to advance and improve agriculture, in particular to educate farmers and young persons in agricultural methods, developments and techniques. To achieve this objective, Trustees may award...
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Course Advice Day - 6th April 2019
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Ipswich, Suffolk
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Course Advice day - 9th March 2019
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