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National Careers Week 2022

From 7-11 March we celebrated National Careers Week, a week-long event focusing on careers guidance and free resources helping people choose careers across the UK.

We’ve created a resource hub with video and blogs providing careers guidance and showcasing some of the exciting careers in agriculture and horticulture. 

Exciting jobs in agriculture and horticulture

We’ve taken a look at some exciting jobs available in farming! Why not see if you’ve got what it takes? 

Case Study: Emily, fruit manager

Emily didn’t think she’d ever work in horticulture, but when she saw an exciting graduate training programme through Management Development Services (MDS), she decided to give it a go. 

The programme gave her the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through paid work-placed training, which ignited her passion for the industry.

Now working as fruit manager for a horticulture business that produces delicious berries for leading UK supermarkets, Emily talks about why she loves her career, the technology she uses and why her job helps make a positive impact on the environment. 

Thinking of changing career?

Research conducted by the London Business School determined that 47% of the 1,000 people surveyed wanted to change their careers. If you’re thinking of changing careers, agriculture or horticulture might be the career for you! Check out our blog here as we dispel some of the myths about farming. 

Do you need a farming background to work in agriculture?

One of the biggest misconceptions facing the farming industry is that you must come from a farming family or live in the countryside to have a career in agriculture.

In fact, there are thousands of farmers and growers across the globe from non-farming backgrounds, who have turned their passion for sustainable food production and a love of nature and the outdoors into reality. Learn more about getting started in farming here.