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Overview

Agriculture, Food and Drink is one of the most technologically advanced sectors in the UK, the latest science and technology are used to make crops and plants grow bigger, faster and more resilient to disease.

It's a growing industry with a wide variety of opportunities across various job areas including animal welfare, horticulture, environmental, aquaculture, agritech and farming & food.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • The East is home to Norwich Research Park (NRP) which is one of Europe’s largest single site hubs of research, training, education and enterprise in health, food and environmental sciences and is at the forefront of global agri-tech research
  • The Agriculture, Food and Drink sector within Norfolk and Suffolk has a workforce of 79,900 and 8,300 enterprises
  • British farming provides 64% of the food eaten in the UK, up 2% on 2018

Useful subjects:

Business studies • Biology • English • Maths • Design and Technology • Chemistry • ICT • Physics • Science • Languages

Job Ideas for this Industry

Agronomist • Animal Nutritionist • Farm Worker • Farm Manager • Gamekeeper  Vet • Landscape Architect • Rural Surveyor • Countryside Ranger • Animal Care Worker • Agricultural Engineer (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Explore this industry in detail through the job areas below which include detailed job ideas, local employers and opportunities. 

4 Job Areas

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University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN)
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