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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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 *****...
This is a lovely opportunity for an experienced Outside Porter who has experience of commercial cleaning (ideally involving outside cleaning), working with the grounds of a prestigious commercial development in Central London. You will be doing a varied role involving a high degree of responsibility and taking a proactive approach. The role includes: • Cleaning outside areas including driveway and...
Bromley, South East/Southern, BR14NW
Water Treatment Engineer £19k + overtime + company van + benefits My Client is a leading specialist water treatment company with a UK wide customer base. The company operates a water hygiene monitoring program to give legionella compliance in accordance with ACOP L8, as well as all other aspects of water treatment and remedial works. Industry sector: Hotel and Leisure, Construction & Skilled Trade...
Feedstock Operator Our client is looking for a Feedstock Operator for its Waste to Energy Plant which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per annum. As a Feedstock Operator you will ensure the Plant operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manner working in such a way that the company profile is kept to the highest standards. Duties include providing feedstock to the Waste to Energy Plant...
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 *****...
Gardeners needed in Hounslow for long term winter contracts which may be extended into the summer for the right candidate. In this role you will be required to do the following; - Leaf Blowing - Leaf Collecting - Gritting - General Garden Maintenance - Driving Contracts will start between the middle of October and beginning of November and will be long term. You must have a full UK or EU driving l...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE13 8BZ
Occupational Hygienist Salary/Rate £30,000 - £40,000 Location Tyne and Wear DESCRIPTION: My client is an environmental health & safety consultancy based in the North East of England. The company are looking to recruit an Occupational Hygienist/Occupational Hygiene Technician. PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To conduct UK wide Occupational Hygiene Assessments for a wide variety of clients within industry. To B...
Location: Salisbury or North/North West We are working with a small consultancy that specialises in freshwater and terrestrial ecology along with fisheries and associated environmental monitoring. The client is keen to locate an individual that can bring a strong technical leadership across all areas of the business and someone that can also provide a commercial support to the business too, when r...
Experienced Commercial Landscapers needed all over the Black Country and in the North & South Birmingham area. 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. A driving licence would be very advantageous as you will be provided with a company van. If you do not have a driving licence...
Experienced Commercial Landscapers needed all over the Black Country and in the North & South Birmingham area. 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. A driving licence would be very advantageous as you will be provided with a company van. If you do not have a driving licence...
Kent, South East/Southern
Environmental Scientist A new and exciting opportunity has become available for an Environmental Scientist with 3 to 5 years to join a growing Geotechncal and Contaminated Land consultancy based in Kent. The successful Environment Scientist will assist senior staff with preparation of reports and proposals for Contaminated Land or other ground investigations. The ideal candidate would have experie...
We are looking for fencers with a cscs card with experience of working on commercial and new builds site. You must have experience and hold a current CSCS card A driving licence would be an advantage. to apply please call Steve on 0121 4508950 or email *****...
We are looking for a joiner to complete 2nd fix and finishing carpentry work on a commercial development. You must have CSCS card and have your own tools to apply for the role please call Mark or Steve on 0121 4508950 or email *****...
A job has become available on the transport for London contract to manage the annual programme of arboricultural and landscape maintenance for highway assets, ensuring accuracy of the inventory, works instructions, management and supervision, incident management, contribute to cyclic and capital renewal programme development and delivery within the designated Area. The job role includes the follow...
We are looking for Winter Maintenance operatives with a current, clean driving licence. You will be Leaf collecting and keeping the footpaths clear. You will also be diving a van so van driving experience as well. To apply please call Steve on 0121 4508950 or email *****...
GEOMAGNETIC IT SPECIALIST – Edinburgh The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and most forward thinking geological science institutes. An exciting vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic Geomagnetic IT Specialist to join our Geomagnetism Team based in Edinburgh. As part of the Geomagnetism Team the successful Geomagnetic IT Developer / Specialist will be responsible for me...
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join one of the UK’s leading materials testing companies as a part time lab technician (on a temporary basis) based close to Wrexham. The main purpose of this role will be to conduct a variety of laboratory-based investigations using various wet-chemistry tests to support the analytical technicians. The successful candidate will be...
Experienced Commercial Landscapers needed all over the Black Country and in the North & South Birmingham area. 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. A driving licence would be very advantageous as you will be provided with a company van. If you do not have a driving licence...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE1 5DH
Due to continued expansion we are looking to employ a Head Gardener / Team Leader to head up a new mobile team who will be maintaining the grounds of prestigious sites across the North West. We are looking to base this team around the Newcastle area. Nurture Landscapes is a leading grounds maintenance company who manage the headquarter sites of many of the leading corporate organisations throughou...

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