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.


New workers
£ 10,302
£ 23,153
£ 34,854

Available jobs

In the past year there were 92,583 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.

  • Catches, moves, and handles livestock, including in preparation for transport.

  • Treats minor ailments, delivers vaccinations and other medicines under the direction of the veterinary surgeon, and assists the 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.

  • Poultry

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Machinery

  • Agriculture

  • Food Preparation

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Farming

  • Working With Children

  • Event Catering

  • Weed Control

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

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teaching

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Enthusiasm

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

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.