As an Agricultural Contractor you would supply farm services to farmers. This could include harvesting, crop spraying, ploughing, fertilising or it could be livestock based, you may also be required for general duties such as hedge cutting, fencing or drainage.
You'll need experience of a range of agricultural work and machinery.
It may help you to find work if you've been on a course in a relevant subject like machinery maintenance, health and safety or risk management.
You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Lantra has information on courses and careers in agriculture.
Career Path and Progression
With experience, you could move into teaching, training or consultancy.
You could also work for private companies or co-operatives that offer management services to farms.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Agricultural inspector
- Agricultural engineering technician
- Farm worker
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.
You will need to have the ability to do hard physical work, be a practical type of person, have a good awareness of health and safety and the ability to work to deadlines.