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Considering a Career in Agriculture or the Rural Business Sector?

There is a very wide range of extremely rewarding career opportunities for graduates and HND qualified candidates in agriculture and the rural business sector.

In general agriculture and related sectors throughout the globe are currently enjoying a renaissance because of the looming problems of world food shortage, world water shortage and climate change. These sectors are science and technology driven but usually underpinned by practical expertise.

In the UK this renaissance is hampered by a serious shortage of well educated people with practical experience in the 20-40 year age group to fill the career vacancies of today and the senior roles of tomorrow.

The following links may give you an insight into the type of careers available as well as a glance at our vacancies page

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_animal_plant_resources.htm

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_environment.htm

The following is a list of most of agricultural colleges and university departments in the UK which have a wide range of courses to suit all interests and academic abilities:

Colleges:

Harper Adams University College (Shropshire)http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/
Bishop Burton (Beverley)http://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/
Hartpury College (Gloucestershire)http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/Home/
Easton College (Norfolk)   http://www.easton-college.ac.uk/
Greenmount college (Co.Antrim)http://www.cafre.ac.uk/
Myerscough College (Lancashire)http://www.myerscough.ac.uk/
Reaseheath College (Cheshire)http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/wordpress/
The Scottish Agricultural College (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Ayr)http://www.sac.ac.uk/
Writtle (Essex)http://www.writtle.ac.uk/
Sparsholt College (Hampshire)http://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/
Coleg Llysfasi/ Llysfasi College (Denbighshire) http://www.deeside.ac.uk/llysfasi/

It is definitely worth having a look at this link when deciding upon the college that is most suitable for you: http://www.landex.org.uk/membership.php

University Departments:

The University of Nottingham (Sutton Bonington campus)http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/
University of Reading (Berkshire)http://www.reading.ac.uk/
Harper Adams University College (Shropshire)http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/
Newcastle University  (Newcastle Upon Tyne)http://www.ncl.ac.uk/
University of Aberdeenhttp://www.abdn.ac.uk/
Aberystwyth University (Ceredigion)http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/
Queen's University, Belfast (County Antrim)http://www.qub.ac.uk/
Bangor University (Gwynedd)http://www.bangor.ac.uk/
University of Plymouth (Devon)http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/
University of Lincolnhttp://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/
Hartpury College (Gloucestershire)http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/Home/
Royal Agricultural College (Gloucestershire)http://rac.ac.uk/
University of Greenwich (London)http://www2.gre.ac.uk/
University of Cumbria (Carlisle)http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/Home.aspx
Nottingham Trent Universityhttp://www.ntu.ac.uk/

For careers in agribusiness we strongly recommend that practical experience is obtained on a farm for at least one year prior to, during or post graduation.Your career will plough ahead after this! The practical aspects of farming have to be understood in order to apply college course theory. For example if you want a career with crops work on an arable farm - if you want a career with livestock work on a livestock farm. If you are not sure of the specific direction many UK farms are mixed livestock and arable. Colleges can usually help you find farmers who will employ students.

If you would like any advice on Careers in Agriculture please contact Grace.