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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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Harvest Workers - F1 Seeds
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Closing Date:
1st July 2020
Salary:
Dependent on age
Location:
Woolpit, Suffolk
Company details F1 Seed Limited is an active company incorporated on 17 April 2014 with the registered office located in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. F1 Seed Limited has been running for 6 years Duties Help with all harvesting of plant breeding material. This in...
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Apprentice Receptionist/Administrator
Closing Date:
10th July 2020
Salary:
£157
Location:
Debenham, Suffolk
About the employer Debenham VP are a veterinary practice providing local first opinion care and referral work in ophthalmology, imaging, dentistry and dermatology. They have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join the team.This apprenticeship require...
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STEMtastic LIVE
Event Date:
11th July 2020
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This year, the exciting celebration of STEM will be held on Saturday 11 July ONLINE as our first STEMtastic! LIVE Marty Jopson will be delivering a Live session to start the day. The day will include sessions for primary, secondary and teacher CPD. The virtual...
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Easton College Virtual Show
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Event Date:
1st July 2020
Easton College is proud to be able to bring to you an on-line virtual show as part of our students' studies, in partnership with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and The Veteran Horse Society. Entries Close 24th June 2020 at 5pm. Judging- 1st and 2nd...
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Get prepared for September
To help you prepare for your first term with us, our teaching staff have put together some challenges and learning activities for you to complete. You can find the tasks for your chosen courses by exploring subject areas from the links below.
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Volunteering with Wood Green (Norwich Charity Shop Vacancies)
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Closing Date:
26th June 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
"Volunteering with Wood Green is incredibly rewarding. There’s lots of ways you can get involved, like helping in one of our charity shops where you’ll meet like-minded people and gain valuable experience."
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