This Careers Advice Hub is bringing together resources to help you get a better understanding of the diverse range of roles and opportunities in farming and growing.

Careers Advice Hub

Careers advice hub

This hub brings information together on the jobs available in farming and growing and the bursaries, competitions and organisations which can help careers seekers get into those roles. Built by members of the Industry Careers Action Plan Group.
This Careers Advice Hub is bringing together resources to help you get a better understanding of the diverse range of roles and opportunities in farming and growing.
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Find out more about the different ways you can support people interested in a career in agriculture or horticulture with this Careers Advice Hub.

About this hub

In response to the call for a centralised source of industry careers information, TIAH, on behalf of the Industry Careers Action Plan (ICAP) group, has established this Careers Advice Resource Hub.

The hub has collated and will regularly update a comprehensive collection of resources for careers professionals, parents and guardians. 
We're working to show there's a place for everyone in farming and growing.

Showcase the industry

This Careers Advice Hub is a dynamic offering and we are keen to add new resources and opportunities to it on an ongoing basis.

So, if you know of any organisations, resources or have any opportunities, bursaries or competitions that are not listed please contact Ruthie Peterson, our Careers Manager, via email.
We're working to show there's a place for everyone in farming and growing.

Diverse range of exciting roles

We recently worked with Careermap to emphasise the range of engaging and progressive careers available in the industry. 

Our eight-page spread - which you can read here - was included in Careermap’s Parents and Guardians online careers guidance magazine.

This industry spotlight explains why the modern agriculture and horticulture industry is right for today’s forward-thinking and talented youngsters.

To read the full issue and to sign up for future issues, visit the Careermag website.

Find out more about the practicalities of working on a farm with our job profiles.

Job profiles

There's a wealth of information on the rewarding careers available in farming and growing - but finding it can be tricky if you don't know where to start. 

We're bringing the best of this information together to help you get a real insight into the sector and the people which make it so exciting.

Each of the organisations below provides quality profiles of real jobs in agriculture and horticulture.
Find out more about the practicalities of working on a farm with our job profiles.
We have a great range of profiles and videos detailing the skills, responsibilities and salaries associated with farming and growing jobs.
If you are looking across the wider land-based and environment sector, then Lantra's careers hub is a great place to start.
The National Careers Service provides a host of job profiles across a wide variety of sectors.

Learning resources

Whether it's downloadable lesson guides or tips on planning a school trip to a farm, there are plenty of resources available to help teachers build farming and growing into their classes while also hitting their learning goals. 
There are lots of opportunities to get financial support to help you train for a role in farming or growing.

Bursaries and grants

Did you know there are a wide variety of financial support packages (bursaries) available to help with training, research, and education at all levels within the agriculture and horticulture industry?

The main places to find details of what's available are the Agri Food Charities Partnership’s website and the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.

It's worth noting that many of the opportunities have geographical or sector-based restrictions to who they may award to, but there's a wealth of provision out there.
There are lots of opportunities to get financial support to help you train for a role in farming or growing.
Find out more about the range of opportunities there are for students and schools to find out more about life in farming and growing.

Competition and opportunities

Students can raise their profile, build their CV, and gain valuable industry experience by taking part in these exciting and inspirational competitions and opportunities.
Farming is often in the news, but there are also plenty of good, reliable magazines, tv shows and podcasts which can help you find out more about this exciting industry.

Farming and growing media

You can help improve your knowledge of the farming and growing industry, and that of your students, by finding out more about the entertaining and informative media that's already available.

We've also provided introductions to the different sectors in farming and growing and broken down how the industry varies across the country in our About the industry pages.
Farming is often in the news, but there are also plenty of good, reliable magazines, tv shows and podcasts which can help you find out more about this exciting industry.
Television documentary series about Jeremy Clarkson and his farm in the Cotswolds.
This BBC One show focuses on the people, places and stories making news in the British countryside.
Magazine celebrating all that’s great about rural life, including the food, wildlife, rural skills, traditions and more.
Weekly magazine for British farmers, providing topical news, plus livestock, arable, machinery features and more.
Magazine for British farmers, providing news, business features, livestock, arable and machinery sections.
Radio 4's Farming Today podcast provides the latest news about food, farming and the countryside.
ITV's show follows Kelvin Fletcher and his family to get a real insight into farming life.
HortWeek provides critical information to help those in the horticulture and related industries secure success.
You can find out more about a huge range of farming and growing roles by listening to Ben Eagle's podcast series.
This Radio 4 show aims to get to the heart of country life with a look at individual farming endeavours.
Channel 5 follows Clive and Amanda Owen and their nine children on one of Britain's most remote farms.
TIAH is working with partners across agriculture and horticulture to promote careers in the industry.

The work of the ICAP Group

The Industry Careers Action Plan (ICAP) Group was launched by Lord Curry in October 2022 and brings together key stakeholders to promote careers in agriculture and horticulture. The ICAP’s members play diverse and crucial roles in supporting the industries workforce. 
Find out more about our Careers Action Plan work