CV reference number: 33830
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Tractor Driver/Harvest Worker from NI, aged 25 with 3 previous harvest seasons done in UK and Harvest and Planting experience in Australia.  Looking for work in England until December.   

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

I have completed an I.C.T Key Skills course and received a Pass at level 2.

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Baler, Combine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Mowers/Tedders/Rakes/Balers/Wrappers/Slurry Equipment/Mechanical Turf Cutters/Tractor Trailer Work/Forklift/Telehandler/Chaser Bin/Combine/Drills/Sprayer. All modern equipment and tractors up to 670bhp.

Livestock experienceLambing, Sheep
Other livestock experience

I have gained some stock experience through assisting my father running our 300 ewe family farm.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age25
NationalityIrish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5' 11" 12.5 St.

Relevant health problems

No

Other Information
Marital status

No

Where are you currently living?Fermanagh
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

I grew up on a farm and have always had an interest in farming and machinery. I have done most tractor work around the farm e.g. sowing, topping and slurry spreading. My Father was once a silage contractor and this enabled me to have all relevant experience in mowing, harvesting with forage harvester and carting silage. I have also done some turf cutting with my Father in the spring with a mechanical turf cutter and tractor. There is always mechanical and workshop work to be done on the farm which I get involved with as much as I can. My uncle has now taking over the silage contracting and focuses mainly on round baling. I have worked along with him in the summer which involved; baling, wrapping and mowing. I have gained three years harvest experience over in England which has developed my skills even further. This gave me the opportunity to work on larger farms compared to Ireland along with using larger machinery. The tractors that I had been using were new and up to date along with all the equipment. I was working as part of a team while in England but was also able to work on my own when needed. I gained great experience from this which really improved my knowledge of arable and vegetable farming. Last year I spent the season over in New Zealand working for a baling contractor; this included all aspects of hay making with fantastic views. It was an exceptional experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in the country. Just before Christmas I completed a harvest in Esperance WA covering 8000ha which was nothing like I had done before with everything on such a huge scale. I spent most of my time on a CAT Challenger 855c operating a 31t J&M Chaser bin. With some time also spent on a New Holland T8.390, T9.670 and a CR9070. More recently I have just completed a seeding season back out in Esperance WA. My main role was operating a new CAT Challenger 765E as part of the planting team with a 45ft Morris bar using Greenstar GPS on a 13.6m CTF System. I have also done some spraying on a 40m tug along boomspray and some fertilizer spreading on a 10t Bredal Spreader. I moved on from this to work on a huge cotton farm in NSW Australia were I was operating a cotton harvester in a team of 7. I am now currently back in Ireland and helping my uncle with his contracting business, however I was seeking some further work in the UK until December time possibly.

Hobbies

Music/Football/Strength and Conditioning

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AvailabilityStart: 30/09/2017, Finish: 30/11/2017
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
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