London Agriculture recruitment agency listing

Concerned with the growing / keeping of crops and livestock, the agricultural industry is mainly responsible for food production in the UK. Despite this, the industry is in somewhat of a decline and is only responsible for around 0.7% of the country's GDP. The sector covers many different areas of work such as forestry, farm labour, agronomy, machinery and horticulture, but with less than 10% of land in London being used for commercial farming, the UK capital is significantly behind other regions of the country. Specialist local agricultural recruitment agencies are experts at sourcing London candidates for the permanent, part time and seasonal vacancies of their clients.

For farm workers, the average salary is around £25K although over 10% report earning less than £10K. This 10% are assumed to be part time workers or accounted for by family labour. Although agricultural job opportunities in London aren't in abundance, salaries per annum tend to be higher and can comfortably exceed £30K with some experienced senior managers being able to earn 50K+. The rural areas in Bromley, Havering and Hillingdon offer the best locations to enter the field, whilst the wider South East county may be a more viable option for a candidate.

With over 90% of agricultural businesses employing less than 10 people, there is no definitive route into the sector. Entering into clerical or seasonal picking roles perhaps offers the best path into the industry although graduate schemes are available at some of the city's largest employers. The largest farming group in the UK is Farmcare Trading Limited, formerly The Co-operative Farms, and owns over 39.5K acres of land. Most of the country's largest universities provide an agricultural degree where candidates will learn skills such as animal rearing, how to utilise land and food production.

London agricultural recruitment agencies understand the staffing challenges faced by the local industry and are experienced at supplying clients with suitable professionals across all sub-sectors. Due to the nature of the industry, much of the work is considered seasonal and an agency will be adept at placing staff in these vacancies, as well as permanent, part time and contract jobs.

 
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4 Recruitment Agencies found in London in the Agriculture industry
  • Executive Headhunters Ltd

    As senior search experts, Executive Headhunters offer a key recruitment service to our Horticulture clients by putting them in touch with top Contracts Managers. Deploying professionals within Grounds Maintenance and Landscape, we are search & selection experts who can bring the best Contracts Managers in the market to your business. We tailor every search to the needs of our clients and offer 100% transparency of the entire process.
    Coverage UK and International
    • 22 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, Greater London, SE1 9PD
  • Commercial Consultants (UK) Ltd

    Commercial Consultants have made themselves a well-established recruitment agency within the London recruitment market working with some key players within the Engineering sector. With Specialist Consultants in various sectors, we are sure we can assist any business in hiring the best candidates.
    Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
    • 288 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QP
  • First Call Contract Services Ltd

    First Call Contract Services are one of the UK's fastest growing companies. Specialists in the supply of temporary labour solutions we aim to be the first call for clients and colleagues seeking a dedicated and professional service.
    Coverage London and the home counties
    • 801 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8ER
    • 112-114 North Acton Road, London, Park Royal, NW10 6QH
  • Interaction Industrial Recruitment

    Established in 1986, Interaction are one of the UK's largest staffing consultancies and operate from over 30 branches nationwide. This puts us in a prime position to conduct a comprehensive recruitment service that puts you in touch with local and multinational Agriculture contacts. So if you're looking to harvest yourself a new career or fill a vacancy, contact our expert Industrial Division.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 16 Hammersmith Broadway, Hammersmith, London, Greater London, W6 7AB
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