NLBC Sector: Agriculture Crops & Livestock

Sub-sectors: Sheep, pig, and dairy farming.  Arable farming for cereals, potatoes and other crops.  Agronomy and soil science.  Farming of energy crops for biomass and biofuel.

Occupations: Farmer, agricultural worker, shepherd, farm labourer, stockperson, tractor driver, crofter, herd manager, agricultural technician, farm manager, agronomist.

School Farms
Blogs

School farms across the UK are educating young people about food, farming, animals and nature. In the last month, I’ve engaged with this inspiring network… During the recent LEAF Open Farm Sunday, I visited Cardinal Wiseman School in Coventry. Here

Spotlight on Food and Farming
Careers

Farming and food production is vital to the Welsh economy, and to us all.  By 2020, the aim of Welsh Government is to grow this sector by 30%.  British farming creates around 63% of the food we eat, but as well

British Poultry Council
Careers

Poultry farms are the backbone of the industry, which operates across the length and breadth of the UK. Those who work on farms are the first line of a much more diverse workforce that requires skills of many types in

National Sheep Association
Careers

The sheep sector into the UK needs innovative, enthusiastic and professional young people coming through in order to survive. National Sheep Association Next Generation is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the sheep farmers and service providers of the future.

Somerset’s Dairy Careers Project
Careers

Our project is to support and promote the amazing dairy industry that Somerset, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset has to offer young people today. The dairy industry has a huge number of job opportunities, whatever your background

British Growers
Careers

British growing needs a huge range of skills, disciplines and knowledge to maintain and continue it’s exciting progress. So whether you’re an aspiring plant scientist, mechanical engineer, fruit grower, IT specialist, food technologist, harvest manager, spray operator, produce salesman or

Lantra: Agriculture
Careers

The agriculture industry has around 150,000 businesses – that’s 6% of all UK businesses – and 660,000 employees. The industry includes livestock businesses such as managing dairy cows, cattle for beef, sheep for wool and lamb, pigs and poultry. It

Agriculture Apprenticeship (Wales)
Apprenticeships

The Agriculture Apprenticeship frameworks at levels 2, 3 and 4 are designed to provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to carry out their job role and support future progression within the sector. This Apprenticeship framework reflects the range

Agriculture Apprenticeship (England)
Apprenticeships

This apprenticeship reflects the range of jobs within agriculture, covering both arable and livestock enterprises. It provides an entry route into the sector as a general farm worker and provides progression through to an assistant herds person/assistant arable manager. There

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