Looking for work experience?

There is a range of different types of work experience to consider

Looking For Work Experience

The rural industry is full of opportunities for young people. Even if you don’t have a rural background – in fact, especially if you don’t – work experience can help you to find out more about working in the sector.

Whether you want to work outdoors, in a garage mending tractors, with animals or in a lab carrying out research, work experience is the perfect way to find out more about what this vibrant sector has to offer.

If you want to try work experience that’s different from anything else on offer, then take a look at the opportunities currently have available – and come back to visit Jobfarm as we expand these in the future.

Work experience opportunities

Looking for inspiration?

There’s no one better to tell you how working in the rural sector can change your life than people who are already doing it – many after spending time with their employer on a work experience programme.

David Colthart Stockman
Katrina Robb Farrier
Chris Adam Planting Foreman
Matthew Geeson-Laing Farm Assistant
Ben Lowe Agronomist
Emma Pate Farm Secretary
Lynsey Melville Research Scientist
Harry Donaldson & Keiran Armstrong Agricultural Engineer
Ana Herrero Research Scientist
Mary Pearson Groom
Stuart Lowe Agricultural Contractor

Are you ready?

If you’ve decided you’d like to find out more about working in farming and farming related businesses, then you can start by taking a look at the work experience that Jobfarm has on offer!

Work Experience Opportunities
Katrina Robb

A really rewarding industry

It’s important to keep rural jobs going. There are not that many (farrier) apprentices being trained in Scotland, so it would be good to encourage more people to do the job.
Katrina Robb , Farrier
Stuart Lowe

No such thing as an average day

“There’s no such thing as an average day. It can be anything from ploughing to driving in the grain or repairing dykes and fencing. That’s what keeps it interesting.”
Stuart Lowe , Agricultural Contractor