About Farming and Food

Farms across East Anglia are often the starting point for food that ends up in shopping baskets and on plates across the country.

Farming and food is a major sector in the region with East Anglia being classed as Britain's breadbasket. The climate, landscape and soil here is ideal for growing wheat, barley, sugar beet, potatoes and many other crops. Our rural economy accounts for 12% of all England’s cereal production, 20% of the UK’s vegetables, 20% of its potatoes and 50% of its sugar beet, but its not just about cereals and crops

Our region also produces 25% of the UK pig herd and 20% of the poultry. Laying hens produce about 107 million eggs per year and about a quarter of chicken for the table comes from our region.

The Farming and Food sector is what keeps us all fed – from fruit and vegetables to meat – it’s all about producing and growing food in a way that ensures there is enough for everyone and that it’s affordable.

Research is also a large part of the farming and food sector, it is essential to create the best conditions possible and invent new ways of doing things that makes food production quicker and more reliable.

With all of this happening, the sector is a significant employer in East Anglia with more than 39,000 people working directly in farming and many more indirectly in areas such as livestock feed, research and development and engineering. Follow the various links on this page for further information about what you could do.

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Aldi - Store Management Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
30th June 2020
Salary:
£6.24 phr - £9.30 phr
Location:
Various
Various locations across Norfolk and Suffolk
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Graduate Trainee / Junior Agri Feed Buyer
Closing Date:
20th June 2020
Salary:
c £21,000 to c £23,000
Location:
Framlingham
Are you a highly organised, self-motivated person with a good understanding of farming and agriculture particularly the Animal Feed sector?
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Customer Service Assistant (Food Retail)
Closing Date:
24th June 2020
Salary:
£8.76 / hour
Location:
Norwich
Customer Service Assistant (Food Retail) Vacancy Introduction Our Customer Service Assistants are integral to the success of our business, now more than ever. We are looking for temporary colleagues to support our fantastic in-store teams in ensuring we contin...
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Customer Service Assistant (Post Office)
Closing Date:
5th June 2020
Salary:
£8.76 / hour
Location:
Ipswich
Our Customer Service Assistants are integral to the success of our business. You will likely be the first person that our customers meet and the service you provide is key in ensuring that they return to shop with us time and time again.
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Employment Opportunities
Closing Date:
30th June 2020
New Anglia LEP is working with partners to support businesses during COVID-19 and to help them find the staff they need to continue to operate at this challenging time.
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A career as a Farm Business Administrator
Farm secretary, agricultural business administrator, rural business administrator: whatever the label it’s a fantastic job. With the ever-changing dynamics of agriculture, the need for trained and experienced farm administrators has never been greater.
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