Agricultural and Fishing Trades

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural, practical conservation activities, and fishing tasks.


New workers

New workers start around £12,829. Normal pay is £23,982 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,503.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,724 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Manages areas of the countryside and the wider environment, carries out practical conservation activities and assists in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

  • Monitors and maintains the level of wildfowl on public and private estates.

  • Patrols a designated area of the countryside to monitor damage, erosion, access to rights of way and the state of footpaths and other facilities, and carries out remedial maintenance work as necessary.

  • Establishes and maintains forest nurseries, forestry and woodland, and diagnoses and treats diseased trees.

  • Navigates and maintains shipping vessels, assists with the shooting, hauling and repairing of fishing nets, prepares, lays and empties baited pots, and guts, sorts and stows fish.

  • Nets river fish and feeds and maintains them in spawning pens, cultivates and harvests oysters, mussels and clams on natural and artificial beds, treats water and diseased fish, and empties and cleans outdoor tanks.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Agriculture

  • Food Technology

  • Machinery

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Auditing

  • Food Preparation

  • Farm Equipment

  • Agronomy

  • Cooking

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.