Agriculture Jobs

Agriculture Job Overview

Jobs in agriculture cover a wide range of careers, from a general farm worker to a farm manager to a herdsman or shepherd. Other types of work may include farm mechanic or technician and administrator. The field of agriculture also covers forestry, agricultural supplies, animal nutrition, soil science, energy-efficient practices, animal therapy, and even insect farming.
On the whole, agricultural workers need to enjoy the outdoors as no matter what type of job they do they will at some time need practical experience in the field. People who work on farms often work long hours, need to keep weekends free for the job during busy times, and may have to go out in all sorts of weathers.

Agriculture Worker Education Requirements

Because of the variety of work available in the agriculture industry, educational requirements differ. Usually:
  • General farm workers, herdsmen and shepherds need no qualifications except good health and an abundance of self-motivation. College diploma and certificate courses and apprenticeships help with career prospects.
  • Farm managers need at least a diploma in an agricultural-related subject, and those with degrees and some years of practical experience often fare better when looking for jobs. In addition, a business management qualification is useful.
  • Farm mechanics almost always need four GCSEs in English, maths, science or technology, and some IT skills. An apprenticeship is often the best way of getting into this field.
  • Agricultural engineers need to have a foundation degree, a Higher National Diploma (HND), or a degree in agricultural engineering.

Agriculture Job Market

As the demand for food grows globally, agriculture is set to become expanding industry. For example, the predicted number of employed farm managers by 2017 is 978,000 and will continue to increase. However, the estimated number of employed general farm workers in 2017 is 450,000 and this figure will remain stable.

Agriculture Job Salaries

Salaries vary according to skills, qualifications, and experience, but starting salaries for farm managers are around £20,000 per year and with experience may go up to between £25,000 and £30,000. Well qualified and experienced individuals in agriculture can expect to earn up to £42,000 annually. General farm workers can anticipate an income of between £13,000 and £20,000, depending on length of service and responsibilities.
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Company Confidential Nottingham, Midlands, NG9 2TJ
Our client, one of the largest Veterinary Practice Groups in the country, operating some 250 surgeries and 6 diagnostic laboratories nationwide, is seeking a veterinary surgeon to work at a busy practice in Nottingham. Applicants must be familiar and work within the legislation affecting the practice of veterinary medicine within the UK and with the ethics of practice as outlined in the RCVS guide...
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently looking for an Industrial Quality Hygienist / Microbiologist based at Unilever's site in Seacroft, Leeds. This is 37.5 hours per week, for 12 months, paying between £29484 - £36458 depending on experience. The responsibility of the Quality Hygienist is to ensure implementation & maint...
Battle, South East/Southern, TN325LA
Our client is a growing asbestos company providing a variety of services to clients and they are currently recruiting for an Asbestos Analyst to cover a mixed bag of contracts in the South East, applications from the London, Essex and Hertfordshire areas will be considered. Applicants must hold the Asbestos P403 and P404 qualifications, or the equivalent RSPH certificate, and will be able to show...
Analytical Chemist - HPLC - GC - IC - GMP - West London - Permanent - £20-23k A growing Analytical Testing Consultancy based in West London is currently seeking an experienced Analytical Chemist - Chromatography to join their growing team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and quality focused organisation offering excellent career development potential. Working in the chromato...
We are looking for soft landscaper/Gardener for a full time position which has the chance of turning permanent for the right person. You will be require to have experience in Turfing, Seeding Planting, and general ground maintenance experience. You will need a cscs card and a full clean driving licence. To apply please call Steve on 0121 4508950 or email *****...
We are advertising this position on behalf of Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice. This position is based near Berkeley, Gloucestershire. Established in 2000, Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice specialises in all aspects of health and productivity in farm animal species. Tyndale is a progressive, ambitious practice based in rural Gloucestershire, serving clients in SW England and SE Wales. They are a 1...
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an individual with extensive experience with HPLC to join a leading life sciences company in the Cambridgeshire area as a Technical Specialist. The role will be based within the busy Metabolism division, the department responsible for the analysis of pharmaceutical and chemical metabolism in a range of settings. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The rol...
We are looking to appoint a confident Gardener / Groundsman to work on a single person site in Hertford. You will be maintaining the grounds of a high profile and stylish 19th century country hall / conference centre. This is a great opportunity to develop your career us - we currently employ over 300 gardeners who are growing their careers with Nurture. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds mai...
Our client, one of the largest Veterinary Practice Groups in the country, operating some 250 surgeries and 6 diagnostic laboratories nationwide, is seeking a senior vet to work at one of our clinics in Leicestershire. This is a single site rural mixed practice and any candidate must have several years’ experience working in a rural mixedveterinary practice. The principal role is to ensure that the...
Gardener/Ground Maintenance Operative needed in the Sutton Coldfield area for work starting in February. The role will require you to do the following; - Grass Cutting - General Garden Maintenance - Weeding - Soft Landscaping - Leaf Blowing/Collecting This will be long term work with the potential to go permanent. To apply for this role please call Charlie Gibbons on 0121 450 8950 or send a CV to...
Experienced Commercial Landscapers needed in Stafford for a year long contract with the chance of it becoming a permanent position. Our Client is looking for someone who has an extensive knowledge in all aspects of Landscaping and is able to work unsupervised on their own and as part of a team. The role will include the following; - Planting - Turfing - Barking Requirements; - Valid CSCS Card - Ex...
The person we appoint will hold a relevant degree and will have a number of years laboratory experience, ideally in a microbiology GMP environment. Familiarity with European and US pharmacopoeias with respect to microbiological testing and its requirements would be a distinct advantage, as would the following: • supervisory experience • OOS and CAPA investigations • sterility testing using an isol...
Battle, South East/Southern, TN325LA
Our client is a well- established and progressive asbestos and environmental consultancy with a large presence across the UK. Due to acquiring new contracts, they are now seeking to employ a smart and conscientious Asbestos Analyst in the South East and will consider applications from London or Essex. This role will entail covering various contracts in the East and South East region. Qualification...
A forward thinking and progressive water treatment company with national presence and at the same time provides an array of water treatment services to clients across the UK is presently looking for a self-driven and ambitious Water Treatment Supervisor/Manager to work for them in the South East, covering a UK wide client base. Would consider applications from London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire a...
As a result of our recent acquisition of JMK Groundcare based in Kilmarnock we are now seeking an experienced Estimator with experience of bidding for corporate grounds maintenance to join our team based at our Kilmarnock Office. We are looking for someone who is dynamic, experienced and committed. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career us - we now employ over 320 people who are gr...
We are currently looking for a Tree surgeon or Tree operative willing to work in and around the Ripley & Denby area. You will be expected to have A NPTC in CS30, CS31, CS38 and CS39. As an advantage, you will have a pre-97 driving licence that is valid. The role will involve working on both commercial and industrial sites, undertaking specialist aboriculture and landscape work. Due to the level of...
I am currently working with a company who is a one of the UK and Irelands leading remediation contracting and pollution response companies with specialist expertise in in-situ remediation technologies. The company are now recruiting for an Environmental Scientist to be based in their offices in Malvern. The role would involve full lifecycle project management of domestic oil spill, including inves...
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JOB TITLE: Experienced Farm Animal Vet THE COMPANY: Progressive and expanding farm practice with locations based UK wide. RCVS Accredited Veterinary Group providing expert veterinary care and emergency cover for a wide range of species, including Beef cattle, Dairy cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry and Camelids. THE INDUSTRY – Veterinary and Livestock THE SALARY – Competitive with sociable working hour...
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THE JOB TITLE: GRASS MACHINERY DEMONSTRATOR THE INDUSTRY: Agricultural and Grassland Machinery THE SALARY: Attractive Basic Salary + Benefits THE LOCATION: Surrey THE COMPANY: A highly respected and successful Agricultural Machinery Main Dealer with a comprehensive and quality product range. THE ROLE: Reporting to the Branch & Sales Manager, you will be responsible for Demonstrating the Grass Mach...
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JOB TITLE: Experienced Farm Animal Vet THE COMPANY: Progressive and expanding farm practice with locations based UK wide. RCVS Accredited Veterinary Group providing expert veterinary care and emergency cover for a wide range of species, including Beef cattle, Dairy cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry and Camelids. THE INDUSTRY – Veterinary and Livestock THE SALARY – Competitive with sociable working hour...

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