Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.


New workers

New workers start around £11,916. Normal pay is £22,366 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £35,034.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 218,698 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?

  • Ensures good environmental practice is observed in all tasks.

  • Maintains records of production, finance and breeding.

  • Arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm produce.

  • Operates and maintains farm machinery such as combine harvesters, straw balers, milking machines and tractors.

  • Undertakes farm maintenance tasks such as fencing, hedging, cleaning and building maintenance.

  • Plants, propagates, sprays, fertilises and harvests field crops.

  • Feeds and waters animals, takes responsibility for livestock health and welfare, treats minor ailments and calls vet if necessary.

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

  • Machinery

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Animal Welfare

  • Poultry

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Project Management

  • Numeracy

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Selling Techniques

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

  • Operations

  • Sales

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Self-Motivation

  • Organizational Skills

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.