What's it all about?

Make the outdoors your office and cultivate a career in one of the most important industries in the world. It's not all about wellies and driving tractors, this dynamic sector has so much more to offer! If you have an interest in business, science and technology, then this could be the career for you.

Who is it for?

You will need to have good IT skills, be able to use your initiative, confident in making decisions and communicate well. Good organisational and project management skills are essential, as is being able to work well in a team.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Broomfield Farm, Oak Dean Farm, Crescent Farm.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for agriculture students including:

  • Tractor and arboriculture machinery workshops with farm machinery and equipment

  • Two working farms - Kirkley Hall in Ponteland, and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills

Expert & friendly support


pass rate on our agriculture, horticulture and animal care courses


There will be 14,792 agriculture jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: Soil Scientist, Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Engineer, Stockman, Shepherd/Shepherdess, Hydrologist. 

There are 3,855 Farm Workers employed in our local region and they earn £16,224 a year.

Fishing and Other Elementary Agriculture Occupations n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks in relation to the breeding and rearing of animals and fish, catch fish at sea and from inland waterways, assist in the picking and lifting of crops, plant and maintain hedges, oversee the incubation and hatching of eggs and perform other fishing and elementary agricultural tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 911: Elementary Agricultural Occupations.

Medium Salary

£ 17492

635 people employed as Fishing and Other Elementary Agriculture Occupations n.e.c. in the current year.

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 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.

Medium Salary

£ 27227

668 people employed as Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture in the current year.