Summer Harvest Opportunities

at Elveden Estate
Location Thetford, United Kingdom
Date Posted 22/12/2021
Category Agriculture
Food and Fresh Produce
Placements
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Start Date Summer 2022

Description

How to Apply

Elveden is a progressive diverse farming business based on the Elveden Estate but farming across 4 different sites. We farm approximately 10,000 acres of sandy loam and 9,500 acres of silt land. Wherever possible we invest in the latest technology and equipment to enhance and challenge our team to continually improve their skills.

Our farming business operates across 4 separate geographic areas, and we are looking for summer workers on three of those sites. We have vacancies for students or experienced operators in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Yorkshire. We are seeking applicants who are experienced and looking for seasonal work, or students who are currently studying Agriculture at any level, but with a focus on arable, root vegetable or technical.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading company where you will be exposed to the latest farming techniques in growing root vegetables and combinable crops. You will be part of a large integrated team and given exposure to various aspects of our business gaining hands on experience from field operations to the loading and transporting of produce for grading and storage.

This is a varied role, operators displaying a real aptitude, passion, and enthusiasm, may be given the opportunity to receive further training on more specialised equipment. We have opportunities for the right candidate to operate a primary mover on some heavy land carrying out seasonal cultivations.

We are looking for applicants with a full driving licence, team player and ability to work in with others. During the height of the season, you will need to be adaptable and flexible with regards to your working hours to include weekends.

Commencing mid-July through to September/October depending on possible educational

commitments. This will give you invaluable experience and an insight in to working on a

commercial farm enabling you to develop key practical skills and knowledge.

As a progressive business, for those who have demonstrated the keys skills, aptitude, and attitude we look for, there may be opportunities for permanent positions and invitations to return in following seasons.

Basic pay plus overtime being paid at time and a quarter, rate depending on experience.

Shared accommodation is available at a nominal fee.

Interested? We would love to hear from you. Please contact us with a covering letter or CV to farmsadmin@elveden.com in the first instance.

 

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