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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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In 1896, the first tractor sold in Britain.

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary
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Redwings: Our Story!
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Level 2 Commis Chef - Black Dog Deli Foods Ltd
Closing Date:
31st December 2021
Location:
Halesworth, Suffolk
Black Dog Deli Foods are offering an amazing opportunity at their new Halesworth Deli and occasionally at their Walberswick Deli joining their kitchen staff working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship.
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Apprenticeship Opportunity - Slaughter Operative
Closing Date:
29th October 2021
Salary:
£9.50 per hour
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
We are looking to recruit Slaughter Operative Apprentices for our Abattoir and Boning Hall departments. The slaughter operative apprenticeship standard is currently available at Level 2 and lasts between 18-24 months
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Apprenticeship Opportunity - Butcher
Closing Date:
28th October 2021
Salary:
£9.50 per hour
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
We are looking to recruit Butchery Apprentices for our Abattoir and Boning Hall departments. The butchery apprenticeship standard is currently available at Level 2 and lasts between 12-18 months.
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