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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Sarah Farrow at CK Science is recruiting for an Inorganics Analytical Chemist to join a busy analytical laboratory at their site in Teesside on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for the development of analytical methods and the analysis of minerals and waste samples using techniques such as WD-XRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS. To be considered for the position you should be an experienced che...
Sarah Farrow at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Organics Analyst to join a global analytical consultancy on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for the development and validation of technical methods, supervision and training of a team of analytical chemists and liaising with customers to provide technical expertise and ensuring the successful outcome of contract and project deliverab...
Crawley, South East/Southern, RH10 4SD
We are looking to appoint a Seasonal Assistant Gardener to work within our team who are maintaining the grounds at the prestigious Worth School site, which is set in 500 acres of glorious Sussex countryside near Turners Hill, Crawley. We currently have over 325 gardeners building their careers within the Nurture Group. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage the site...
We are looking for an experienced geo-environmental professional to take a role in the continuing development of our operations in Wales. The role will be based in our well established Cardiff office and would be part of our environment team. The position would suit a dynamic individual that is comfortable managing projects and also developing new business. It would particularly suit a professiona...
RPS is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies advising on all aspects of planning and development in the built and natural environment. We are looking to appoint a Director of Ecology to lead the ecology teams across our Planning and Development business in England and Wales. This key position will be based at our offices in either Oxfordshire or Cambridgeshire and the successf...
We are looking for experienced ecologists to join the ecology teams in the Bristol, Cardiff and Cambridge offices to manage and support on ecological appraisals, protected species surveys and mitigation design. This person should command respect as an ecologist and bring a proactive approach to the role. The main duties of the roles are as follows:- Planning, undertaking and managing protected spe...
Tidworth, South East/Southern, SP97EA
Aspire Defence Services Limited is working alongside the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and our partners to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible living and working environment across the four garrisons in Aldershot and Salisbury Plain for over 18,700 soldiers. If you would like to be part of this exciting, thriving organisation, please see our website at w...
Due to continued expansion we are looking to employ a Head Gardener to head up a new mobile team who will be maintaining the grounds of prestigious sites across Surrey and Hampshire. This position will be based around the Windlesham area but we are flexible with your location as long as you are based within the above region. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage th...
Farnborough, South East/Southern, GU14 7NL
We are looking to appoint a Seasonal Assistant Gardener to work with one of our mobile teams who are maintaining the grounds at a n umber of prestigious sites throughout Hampshire and Surrey.We currently have over 325 gardeners building their careers within the Nurture Group. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage the headquarter sites of many of the leading corpora...
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...
To assist in providing an effective caretaking service at governmental / local authority / council offices and also at borough schools and other educational establishments. Own transport is a requirement of this post, for which a mileage allowance will be paid between assignments Duties include: Security Opening the premises and securing at the appropriate times Ensuring at the end of the day that...
We are looking to appoint a Head Gardener to maintain the grounds of a High Profile Business Park in North West London. This is a great opportunity to develop your career us - we currently employ over 320 gardeners who are growing their careers with Nurture. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage the headquarter sites of many of the largest corporate organisations t...
We are looking for an experienced hydrogeologist to take a role in the continuing development of our operations in the South West and Wales. The role will be based in either of our well established Cardiff or Bristol offices and would be part of our environment team. The position would suit a dynamic individual that is comfortable managing and the technical delivery of hydrogeological projects. Ou...
Our Site Investigation and Remediation Team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly competent geo-environmental engineer. The team is based across our Bristol and Cardiff offices and provides services in a wide range of sectors including energy, development, waste and commercial sectors on project sites across the UK providing our clients with high quality and commercial focused ground engi...
Stopford – Experienced Environmental Consultant Position: Experienced Environmental Consultant Salary: £25,000-£40,000 + benefits Location: LancasterUniversity and Ellesmere Port Job Ref: JMCJan01 Take a fast-growing energy and environment consultancy to the next level If you’re an experienced Environmental Consultant, this could be your chance to join an exceptional Research & Environment team at...
Due to continued expansion we are looking to appoint an Assistant Contracts Manager to help our team manage a number of prestigious contracts within the Midlands area. This is a great opportunity to develop your career us - we currently employ over 320 gardeners who are growing their careers with Nurture. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage the headquarter sites...
We are looking for a seasoned materials test manager to join a reputable Plc business that is experiencing healthy growth. You must have experience of a senior role in a materials testing laboratory & extensive knowledge of construction materials testing (soils, aggregates, concrete and bituminous materials). Responsibilities: In addition to the management responsibility fot the staff in your team...
THE ROLE: The role is for a Water Hygiene Technician to cover the geographical areas of Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey. Main areas of work will be Hampshire, Bracknell, Reading, Slough Work tasks include, monitoring & inspection tasks, Cleaning & Disinfection of tanks / Cooling Tower works / TMV Servicing & Fail safe testing / Shower head cleaning / Remedial works / Risk Assessment surveys Salary r...
A hands-on career development role in sampling and analysis with Aggregate Industries, a leading player in Construction. Reporting to our Senior Technician, as Laboratory Technician you’ll be responsible for the safe and effective sampling, testing and reporting on all the aggregate, recycled and asphalt products manufactured at our Haughmond Hill Quarry and Asphalt Plant. Operating in strict comp...
Our client is an established company and fast growing water treatment company providing a range of products and industrial products of a large and varied portfolio of clients across the UK. Due to business commitments, they are now seeking for an ambitious and commercially focused Water Treatment Sales Manager to work for them in the North West and will include applications from Greater Manchester...

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