Agricultural and Fishing Trades

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks.


New workers
£ 12,168
£ 22,463
£ 37,228

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,903 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • 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.

  • Arboriculture

  • Tree Surveying

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Project Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Surveying

  • Planning Permission

  • Land Management

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Machinery

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.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Microsoft Office

  • Operations

  • Organizational Skills

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Sales

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.