Looking for work experience?

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

Looking For Work Experience?

The rural industry is a sector full of diversity in terms of jobs and there are numerous opportunities for young people. Even if you don’t have a rural background – in fact, especially if you don’t – the work experience opportunities available can help you to find out more about what working in the sector really involves.

There are opportunities on farms and estates or in ancillary businesses, such as in a laboratory or food supplier. Whether you want to experience working outdoors and getting your hands dirty out on the farm or in a garage mending tractors, or if you like the idea of working with animals but don’t have a clear idea yet of how you could do this, work experience in the rural sector is the perfect opportunity for you to find out more about what this vibrant industry has to offer.

If you like the sound of 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?

Or if you need some inspiration, then there’s no one better to tell you how working in the rural sector can change your life than people like you who are already doing it – many after spending time with their employer on a work experience programme.

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