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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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Apprentice Animal Keeper Vacancy
Closing Date:
3rd March 2021
Salary:
£4.15 per hour
Location:
Banham
We have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Animal Keeper to join our Zoo Animal Management (ZAM) team and acquire specialist on the job training.
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Work Experience - Banham Zoo
Closing Date:
31st March 2021
Salary:
N/A
Location:
Banham, Norfolk
Work experience placements with the Animal Management Department Animal Keeping is a demanding but rewarding career. Work experience placements with the animal management department at Banham Zoo are available to students who are currently studying at Level 3....
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Apprentice Animal Keeper - Banham Zoo
Closing Date:
3rd March 2021
Salary:
£4.15 per hour
Location:
Banham, Norfolk
Employer Description Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. We have a very exciting...
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Grounds Maintenance / Horticulture Apprenticeship
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
26th February 2021
Salary:
£11,700.00
Location:
Downham Market
Ready to start a career in horticulture? Love the outdoors? Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you! Join a well- established company at CGM as a Grounds Maintenance Apprentice.
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Laboratory Scientist, (Applied Biosciences) - Apprenticeship Scheme - Finn Pathologists
Closing Date:
4th March 2021
Salary:
National Minimum Wage
Location:
Harleston
Are you interested in completing a degree but unsure about going to University full time and want to gain valuable work skills?
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