Home / Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing careers, jobs and qualificationspage 4

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing careers, jobs and qualifications

Want to live off the land? Want to pick-your-own perfect job? The agriculture, forestry and fishing sector is amazingly diverse and offers a fertile field of exciting job and career opportunities.

Land-based and environmental careers are a perfect choice for anyone who wants to work in the great outdoors in an agricultural setting or who would like to conserve the landscape or work with animals or on environmental issues. From animal care to aquaculture, floristry to pig-keeping, this industry is as challenging and rewarding for start-out apprentices as it is for managers and technical workers.

Land-based careers in agriculture, forestry and fishing can include anything from community forestry to fisheries management, arboricultural surveying to farm machinery maintenance – all these occupations require a range of specific skills and qualifications. Whether you have a great love of nature, an affinity with animals or if farming is in your blood, it’s the twenty-first century so it’s important that you also have good IT and computing skills, management and communication skills, the relevant qualifications and some work experience.

Primarily focused on jobs in agriculture, forestry, fishing, the environment and animal care the industry needs to recruit more than 100,000 people over the next ten years and there are plenty of exciting opportunities out there for the right people.

A farrier at workWhen it comes to growing your career, the agricultural, forestry and fishing industry has plenty to offer. For aspiring travellers, there are jobs in aquaculture include working with sea life all across the world.

For people who want to work with animals, there are lots of roles in environmental conservation, veterinary science and animal care and for the technically-minded, there are opportunities  to work with hi-tech agricultural machinery, tools and equipment.

Apprenticeships in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector allow individuals to develop job-specific skills by working in a practical environment, whilst also achieving recognised qualifications and earning a wage. There are apprenticeships in many areas including land-based engineering, veterinary nursing, game and wildlife management, in trees and timber or equine studies.

Work experience and volunteering opportunities in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries will give you the chance to experiment and find out exactly what you might enjoy doing. They also look great on your CV and are a good way to show employees, agricultural colleges and universities that you have an existing knowledge of what real, working life is like in your chosen land-based subject, especially when it comes to interviews.

Land-based careers

When it comes to growing a great career, opportunities in the land-based and environmental sector are ripe for the taking. BY Sam Pegg The land-based and environmental sector offers a refreshing and extensive range of job opportunities at all levels, from forestry (trees and timber) to floristry, agriculture to animal husbandry and environmental to equine care. You can read about ... Read More »

Equine jobs and careers


Horse racing isn’t just about jockeys and trainers – there are loads of jobs available in the surprisingly diverse equine industry, at entry and graduate level, for horse lovers, riders and non-riders alike.  The racing and equine industry offers a wide range of jobs and it often surprises people to see how large and diverse it is. Excellent training and ... Read More »

Renewable energy jobs and careers


The renewable energy industry is a clean, green, power machine, generating lots of exciting jobs and careers for those of you keeping an eye on the future of our planet…  Renewable energy is the power generated by sources like the wind, waves and the sun, which naturally replenish themselves and which won’t run out, even if we use them continuously. ... Read More »

Animal care jobs and careers


Many young people want a job working with animals – what could be better than turning a childhood love of furry creatures into a fulfilling animal care career There is a wide variety of job options in the animal care sector, ranging from animal shelter assistant to veterinary surgeon.  It is important to have a clear idea of what career ... Read More »

Jobs in the power industry

There are more jobs to be filled in the power industry as the demand for alternative, renewable energy sources increases…  BY EMILY FROST We live in a time where there is a greater need than ever to find ways of preserving our planet.  Because of this, the power industry needs to continue the development of environmentally friendly methods of producing ... Read More »

Scroll To Top