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Agriculture is much more than mud and tractors, it is the industry that makes sure we’re all fed – now and in the future.

The latest in science and technology are used to make crops and plants grow bigger faster and more resilient to disease and even grow in completely different climates!

In addition to crops and plants, agriculture sees that farmers can rear animals in safer, happier conditions to make food for the whole country that everyone can afford.

Norfolk and Suffolk have a world-class agricultural, food and drink sector which employs 112,500 people.

The East is also home to a world-leading research base centred at Norwich Research Park (NRP). NRP is Europe’s largest single site hub of research, training, education and enterprise in health, food and environmental sciences and is at the forefront of global agri-tech research.

In the Agriculture Industry there are roles for everyone – from scientific research into creating the latest pesticides, feeds and fertilisers though to the growing of crops, rearing of livestock, animal welfare and veterinary sciences. There is also the massive business of sourcing and trading crops and animals and all the technology surrounding it, such as heavy machinery, information technology and even AgriTech as farmers look to brand new machines and even robots to help around the farm!

Finally, there is wildlife conservation, zoos, vets, gardeners, traders and garden centres that allows everyone to become involved in the industry. It’s a big business! Take a look at the various links and job roles to see what could be in store for you.

Did You Know?
There are nearly 280,000 farms in the UK.

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Admin/Marketing Assistant
Closing Date:
1st July 2019
Salary:
To be confirmed
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Petlife International in Bury St Edmunds are recruiting for an Administrative /Marketing Assistant on either a full or part time basis Flexible working days and hours available and salaries are dependent on experience A love for pets is a must and good communi...
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Staff Supervisor
Salary:
£11
Location:
Ipswich / Woodbridge, Suffolk
You will be supervising & working with a small team of field staff walking arable crops in your local area pulling out various unwanted plants. Although this is straight forward it can be very hard work & physically demanding. Excellent stamina is required. If...
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AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME WHICH OPENS THE DOOR TO THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY
Location:
Newmarket
This course is for 16-22 year olds who are interested in a career in racing. Following a successful interview you will embark on this fourteen week programme where you’ll learn everything from horse riding to yard work.
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Green Keeper Apprentice : Diss Golf Club
Closing Date:
28th June 2019
Salary:
£163.80 p/w
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
A fantastic opportunity to develop a career as a professional green keeper.
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Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship : NOTCUTTS LIMITED
Closing Date:
24th May 2019
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Horticulture apprenticeship at Notcutts Ltd.
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Poultry Production Apprentice : Woodside Poultry Farm
Closing Date:
20th May 2019
Salary:
£200.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Ever wanted to get into the Poultry industry? If so this is an exciting opportunity to join a family business which produces hatching eggs.
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