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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?
In 2014 the Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA) in the UK was 17.2 million hectares. That's 71% of our total land area!

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Apprentice Agricultural Service Engineer
Closing Date:
1st August 2020
Salary:
Competitive salary
Location:
Saxham Business Park, Suffolk
We recognise the need to provide practical experience alongside a structured learning programme and our CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme provides the perfect platform to do this.
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Trainee Animal keeper
Closing Date:
28th February 2020
Salary:
Salary dependent on experience and age.
Location:
Kessingland, Suffolk
This position is based on a 40 hour per week contract which will run for approximately 9 months or longer, depending on return.
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Equine Apprentice
Closing Date:
6th March 2020
Salary:
£152.25
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
This Equine Apprenticeship is based at a popular competition centre and livery yard.
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Horticultural Apprentice
Closing Date:
6th March 2020
Salary:
£169.65
Location:
Wortham near Diss, Norfolk
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in Production Horticulture with a well-established and hugely prestigious local plant nursery. Gain your Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative apprenticeship.
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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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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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