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Farm Workers

Farm workers perform a variety of tasks, by hand and machine, to produce and harvest crops and to breed and rear cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 9,122
£ 21,050
£ 31,683

Available jobs

In the past year there were 98,558 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?

  • Carries out maintenance on farm buildings, hedges, ditches and erects and repairs fences.

  • Moves and handles livestock and tends them during birth and rearing of young.

  • Treats minor ailments and assists veterinary surgeon as required.

  • Cleans barns, sheds, pens, yards, incubators and breeding units and sterilises milking and other equipment as necessary.

  • Weighs and measures foodstuffs, feeds animals and checks them for any signs of disease.

  • Cultivates growing crops by hoeing, spraying and thinning as necessary.

  • Operates farm machinery to prepare soil, fertilise and treat crops.

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.

  • Warehousing

  • Order Picking

  • Poultry

  • Machinery

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Farming

  • Palletizing

  • Manual Handling

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Dairy Farming

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Communications

  • Advising

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Mathematics

  • Lifting Ability

  • Sorting

  • Operations

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.