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Job Description

Agricultural Scientist specialise in soil, animal and crop science to ensure the highest possible yields. They will work with experimental farms to Carry out research and implement new solutions

Entry Requirements

You will require a degree in one of the following:

  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal science
  • Biological science
  • Crop science
  • Horticulture
  • Soil science. 

Depending on what area you are interested in you may need a post graduate qualification so then you are bale to specialise in that certain area. 

Agricultural apprenticeships at levels 2, 3 and 4 may help you move towards this role.

Career Path and Progression 

  •  More experience and you could get a memberships of professional body and achieving Chartered stats, which will then get you with international recognition. 

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to identify and solve problems
  • Good IT skills
  • Competence in data collection and analysis

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £22,000

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