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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?
2014 saw the highest level of milk production in the UK since Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' was number one. (1987)

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Employers - Do you have staff in need of work due to Coronavirus restrictions?
Food production opportunities may be able to cover gaps in paid hours.
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Food Production = Many positions available (2 Sister's Food Group)
Closing Date:
30th April 2020
Location:
Norfolk
2 Sisters Food Group have permanent and temporary positions available immediately.
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Agricultural Sales Trainee - Aylsham
Location:
Aylsham, Norfolk
Our Trainee Sales / Wholegood administrator is the first rung on the ladder to becoming an Area Sales Manager, this role is key in supporting the smooth front of house operations of the depot and ensuring the Sales team and administration functions well.
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Apprenticeships
Ben Burgess has been serving the farming community since 1931. Currently employing 230 staff across six depots throughout East Anglia, the company offers a range of opportunities for those looking to pursue a career in the agricultural, construction or horticu...
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Course Advice Day
Event Date:
13th May 2020
Location:
Easton College, Suffolk
Explore your options and find the right course for you at our Course Advice Day.
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Field Worker
Location:
East Anglia
We have full and part time field worker positions available from May until October each year.
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