Enthusiastic, efficient and hard working Farm worker/Tractor Driver who is always willing to put to use my extensive skill set in order to be of maximum value within the workplace. Competent and reliable and willing to learn, I am happy working alone or within a team to optimise workload.
GCSE Maths: D English: A Science: C PE: C
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
General Farm Worker Feb 2014 to Oct 2020
Safely operated machinery including various tractors from 100-300Hp (John Deere, Massey) and a range of equipment to perform numerous tasks.
•Cultivations, both Primary and Secondary, for Root and Cereal crops
•Fertiliser Spreading (Amazone) variable rate using SOYL
•Driving a Self Propelled Househam Spirit/Airide. (Hold both PA1/2 and PA4 certificates)
•Avadex/Slug Pellet spreading
•Relief driver on Claas Lexion 760
•Main Operator on a Bomford hedgecutter
•3 years both piloting and maintaining a Reeke Dominant Potato Harvester
•Carried out workshop tasks; fabricating, repairs and general workshop jobs.
•Helped manage and run a successful Christmas Tree business, including planting and felling trees when sold.
•Everyday yard duties.
•Hay making for farm Livery business.
Tractor Driver May 2014 to Dec 2014
Seasonal Placement from Harvest through to the end of the Drilling season.
As well as general farm work, my main role throughout Harvest was the operation and maintaining of a Fendt 936 and 21 Tonne Hawe chaser bin trailer. Other roles included carting grain with 18T Stewart Trailers, and straw on artic flat trailers using both Fendt and John Deere tractors. During cultivation and drilling I was either flatlifting, rolling or hedgecutting, occasionally with the use of Trimble guidance.
Herdsman/GFW Jan 2012 to Feb 2014
Fresh out of Moreton Morrell College, this was my first proper experience of day to day work on a dairy/beef/sheep farm.
Here I was quickly established into a well managed team in the operation and care of mainly the dairy and beef herd. My duties mainly included morning and afternoon parlour preparation and then milking. Working around these jobs I was usually found bedding down with the straw chopper, helping with the rearing of calves, or feeding with a tractor powered feeder wagon. Bedding down the cow sheds (cubicles) and scraping/mucking out yards were also fundamental roles included on a daily basis.
Unfortunately I am currently serving a 14 month driving ban due to a 1st offence drink driving charge. I am due to get my license back in December 2021. However this does not prevent me from being legally able to operate machinery in private yards and fields.
I enjoy relaxing with my girlfriend and mates. I support Leicester Tigers so whenever I can I like to go and watch their games. I enjoy getting outside and walking my Collie Dog. I believe that keeping fit and healthy is key to a long enjoyable life time. I am a keen cyclist and enjoy going on long rides and explore new areas. Im very much an outside person, I don't like sitting around for long periods of time. I love facing new challenges and I am always willing to learn new skills.
Height: 6ft Weight: 11 Stone Fit, Keen and always wanting to learn and face new challenges
My farming career started after i finished an ND course in Agriculture at Moreton Morrell. Here I learn the basics skills of farming. From college I worked on a 300 Cow dairy farm in my local town of Rugby. My main duties were milking, feeding calfs and bedding down. I gained experience on forklifts and tractors here. I was bale carting in the summer. From here I moved to a purely arable farm in Cambridgeshire for a summer contract. I was on a Fendt 936 on a 21 tonne Chaser Wagon during harvest and also a John Deere 6210R on an 18 Tonne Stewart Grain Trailer. I have always been very machine minded so therefore I picked up everything I needed to quickly. On wet days where we could not combine I was using my workshop skills I learnt from college to repair and maintain machines. After harvest I was ploughing and subsoiling for pre drilling. This was all jobs I had done before but I was growing more and more confident. I did alot of rolling after drilling, on a Class tractor with 12m Vaderstad Roll Cambridge rolls. I soon learnt to be responsible for all the kit I was using and always kept it in immaculate condition. I also completed jobs such as loading lorries, slug pelleting, hedge cutting, topping, power harrowing. all with big equipment and on John deere and Fendt tractors. After drilling had been completed I moved to a Dairy and arable farm near Telford. Here my duties were bedding down on a John Deere 6920s with a straw chopper, helping out milking and other tractor duties. These included bale carting, muck carting, slurry spreading. All jobs I had done before at college but I my experience was growing and I was getting more and more confident. I would say I am very confident tractor operator and a very quick learner. I love working on big machines but I am also cautious of the responsibility that comes with them.
Start: 23/01/2021 Finish: Not Specified
South & South East