About Farming and Food

Farms across East Anglia are often the starting point for food that ends up in shopping baskets and on plates across the country.

Farming and food is a major sector in the region with East Anglia being classed as Britain's breadbasket. The climate, landscape and soil here is ideal for growing wheat, barley, sugar beet, potatoes and many other crops. Our rural economy accounts for 12% of all England’s cereal production, 20% of the UK’s vegetables, 20% of its potatoes and 50% of its sugar beet, but its not just about cereals and crops

Our region also produces 25% of the UK pig herd and 20% of the poultry. Laying hens produce about 107 million eggs per year and about a quarter of chicken for the table comes from our region.

The Farming and Food sector is what keeps us all fed – from fruit and vegetables to meat – it’s all about producing and growing food in a way that ensures there is enough for everyone and that it’s affordable.

Research is also a large part of the farming and food sector, it is essential to create the best conditions possible and invent new ways of doing things that makes food production quicker and more reliable.

With all of this happening, the sector is a significant employer in East Anglia with more than 39,000 people working directly in farming and many more indirectly in areas such as livestock feed, research and development and engineering. Follow the various links on this page for further information about what you could do.

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There are nearly 280,000 farms in the UK.

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FARM WORKER – DEREHAM
Closing Date:
31st August 2020
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
FARM WORKER – Dereham, Norfolk, Permanent, Salary: £18,000 - £20,000. A knowledge of Poultry would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.
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Night Hatchery Operative – Bury St Edmunds
Closing Date:
28th August 2020
Salary:
£18,000 - £22,000
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Hatchery Operative at our clients Hatchery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who doesn’t mind working hard and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
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Hatchery Operative – Bury St Edmunds
Closing Date:
28th August 2020
Salary:
£18,000 - £22,000
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Hatchery Operative at our clients Hatchery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
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Relief Farm Worker – Great Yarmouth
Closing Date:
28th August 2020
Salary:
£18,500 - £20,500 depending on experience
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Relief Farm Worker to cover our clients poultry farms across the Great Yarmouth Area, East Anglia. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who doesn’t mind working hard and getting their hands dirty! The succe...
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POULTRY HANDLERS / VACCINATORS
Closing Date:
28th August 2020
Location:
Nowich & surrounding areas
POULTRY HANDLERS / VACCINATORS – NORWICH AND SURROUNDING AREAS (TEMP)
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CUSTOMER ASSISTANT (Morisons, Wymondham)
Closing Date:
12th August 2020
Salary:
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits
Location:
Wymondham, Norfolk
You’ll be part of a highly energised team who work hard and get the job done. Stores are successful when all work together to deliver a great experience for customers, and Morisons people make the difference. Variety of shift patterns available.
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