Farm labour, or Farm Working, is a physically demanding role for only the most diligent candidates.
The position involves manual work, but is vital in helping working farms to keep up with the many demands placed them.
The role is semi-skilled and labourers with experience will be welcomed, with candidates seeking employment expected to be comfortable dealing with animals and operating machinery such as tractors around the farm.
Qualities such as dedication and reliability are vital. Staff must be willing to take instruction from superiors and be willing to perform a variety of duties around the farm.
Recruitment agencies and employers want candidates who can withstand working outdoors for long periods and who are willing to throw themselves into a job that is all encompassing.
Experience, while welcomed, is not necessary, nor are any formal educational qualifications. What is more important is a willingness to work hard and often for long periods of time. Being a farm labourer can often be a very demanding role.
When crops require planting or harvesting the work can be long and stretch over public holidays and there is a chance that staff could be exposed to dangerous situations with heavy machinery or chemical pesticides.
Salaries start from around £11,000 but rise to around £20,000 with experience and more responsibility.