Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming and mixed farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.


New workers

New workers start around £17,898. Normal pay is £33,029 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56,667.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 40,081 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?

  • Markets and arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm or horticultural produce.

  • Plans intensity and sequence of farm or horticultural operations and orders seed, fertiliser, equipment and other supplies.

  • Decides or advises on the types of crops and/or produce to be grown or livestock raised.

  • Produces and maintains records of production, finance and breeding.

  • Determines financial, staffing and other short and long-term needs.

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.

  • Horticulture

  • Landscaping

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Gardening

  • Machinery

  • Sales Management

  • Mowing

  • Construction

  • Weed Control

  • Pruning

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

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Mathematics

  • Teamwork

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • First Aid

  • Physical Fitness

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.