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The Agriculture, Food and Drink industry 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

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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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Did You Know?
Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops.

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Equine/Farm Animal Vacancy - PACT
Closing Date:
25th June 2021
Salary:
National Minimum Wage
Location:
Hingham, Norfolk
Equine/Farm animal care assistant
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Production Operatives
Closing Date:
1st September 2021
Salary:
£9.41 per hour
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Summer Workers – General Operatives (Flexible Shifts) Want to earn some money during the summer holidays? Only available a few hours per week or a day? Contact us to find out if when you are available to work fits in with our requirements, day or night or wee...
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Health & Safety Manager
Closing Date:
30th June 2021
Salary:
£30000 - 35000 (pro-rata for hours of work)
Location:
Colchester, Essex
We are a successful family business with two garden centres and an offsite warehouse. We have experienced a lot of growth in the last five years. We’re looking for someone who can bring enthusiasm and efficiency to this new role, supporting our managers to kee...
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Plant Area Manager
Closing Date:
25th June 2021
Salary:
£30000 - £35000
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
At Tiptree we have the best plant area in the UK! Sudbury, currently a smaller centre, is growing rapidly and we have big ambitions! We are looking for someone who will put the plant area team and our customers at the heart of everything they do; leading, coac...
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MULTI-SKILLED ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS - British Sugar
Closing Date:
9th July 2021
Salary:
Starting salary £18,600 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description British Sugar is the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year. Our innovative approach to...
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PROCESS ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS - British Sugar
Closing Date:
9th July 2021
Salary:
Starting salary £18,600 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description British Sugar is the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year. Our innovative approach to...
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