Jobs: Don’t want to sit at a desk all day? There are lots of horticultural and farming vacancies in Norfolk

Combine harvester works the fields. Photo: Andrew Matthews

Combine harvester works the fields. Photo: Andrew Matthews - Credit: PA

The agriculture industry in Norfolk is worth £2.2bn to the region's economy and hundreds of jobs are dependent on it.

There are currently 27 horticultural and farming roles in Norfolk on in a wide range of skill sets and salary brackets.

The highest earning vacancy at £50,000 per year is for a maintenance engineering manager for a market leader in grain marketing and crop inputs.

There is also an interesting opportunity for a manager at an organic agricultural crop company with the responsibilty to manage and lead a portfolio of projects across the EU.

For school leavers looking to work in the industry, five of the vacancies on offer are apprenticeships and include roles in pig farming, the poultry industry and a milk machine engineer.

In terms of horticultural, there are roles across the county for landscapers and gardeners with one vacancy for a gardener at Cliff Park Infant and Junior Schools in Gorleston.

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