Food and Animal Farming

Could a job that involves working with natural resources from our animals to our plants and trees be for you?

In Coast to Capital, the organisations that will advertise for roles including the environment, animals and plant could include the 11 local authorities Brighton and Hove, Arun, Worthing, Chichester, Horsham, Mid-Sussex, Crawley, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Epsom and Ewell, Tandridge. Some of the companies that have advertised positions in 2021 were Vitacress and Fargro. The West Sussex Grower’s Association is a great resource which advertises many opportunities in the Coast to Capital region.
Fancy starting a career in agriculture or working with animals? This industry works with resources that are found or grow naturally; animals, plants & trees and food. It includes growing crops, raising and breeding animals, or harvesting timber, plants and livestock products from a farm or natural habitat. There are jobs at every level in agriculture and so many different careers working with animals. Working with animals can be a very competitive area to get into so it will be helpful if you can gain volunteering or work experience in this area.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work well with others, physical fitness and endurance, the ability to work on your own, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity, persistence, determination and the ability to work well with your hands.

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Food and Animal Farming Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required