Land Based Careers

The land based sector, which is referred to by the UK Government as the Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care sector, offers a wide range of career opportunities.  The term ‘land based’ traditionally relates to farming and industries connected to the land and environment, including horticulture, food production, forestry, conservation, landscaping and equine (horses).

Land based careers are diverse and use a number of different skills. Many roles combine cutting edge science, engineering and IT with an understanding of the natural world and how it works. Skills within the more creative and leisure sectors are also required, with opportunities in landscape design, floristry, tourism and recreation. Careers can also include working with animals, nature conservation and caring for our land and environment. Many of the careers span a number of the areas above, and skills gained are transferrable between these sectors.


Crops, Livestock, Aquaculture, Viticulture, Land Based Engineering, Forestry

Farmers and horticultural growers provide us with our food, including fruit, vegetables, pulses, grain, flour, meat and fish. They grow apples for cider and grapes for wine. The forestry industry grows and harvests trees for wood and the horticultural nursery industry grow the plants that we keep in our homes, gardens and that are planted in our towns and cities. As well as producing our food, they also take care of much of our natural world.

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Careers in Agriculture, crops and livestock Careers in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Careers in Viticulture and Oenology Careers in Land Based Engineering Careers in Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf Careers in Forestry and Arboriculture


Horticulture, Landscaping, Sports Turf, Countryside Management, Gamekeeping, Forestry, Arboriculture, Floristry

Workers on our land are the custodians of our outdoor scenery. They care for the very environment that makes our country distinct and special; both in cities and in the countryside. They are custodians of our national parks, nature reserves, urban parks, lakes, rivers, forests, local green spaces, sports pitches and ornamental gardens.

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Careers in Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf Careers in Countryside Management and Gamekeeping Careers in Forestry and Arboriculture Careers in Floristry

Animal Care

Animal Management, Equine Care and Management

Many people with a passion for animals find a rewarding career within land based. working in conservation, zoos, pet trade, veterinary clinics and animal rescue charities.The equine industry is huge in the UK, both as a sports and amateur riding. There is a range of careers including farriers, grooms, jockeys, breeders and trainers.

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Careers in Animal Care and Management Careers in Equine Care and Management

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