CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 34046

Highly motivated, friendly, driven & adaptable individual who is reliable & conscientious & will put in the hours required. Experienced & qualified in all aspects of arable farming. Work in Essex.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable

Other qualifications

LANTRA - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler certificate (5 year refresher Jan 2022)
NPTC - PA1 & PA2 & PA4 certificates.
LANTRA - Abrasive Wheel
S.C.S Ltd - Fertilizer Spreader Calibration & Tray Testing Course
Up to date member of NROSO (refresher course February 2023)
Full Driving License (1988), No Endorsements, B&E trailer Categories held.
Emergency First Aid inc Catastrophic Bleeding Certificate
Overhead Powerline Awareness and Emergency Action (UK Power Networks)
Effects/Prevention of Agricultural Chemical Leaching & Spillage (Anglian Water Authority)

I have extensive experience of all Microsoft Office software and some experience of Gatekeeper.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Sheep, Lambing

Other equipment experience

Tractor & Trailer(extensive) including Grain Carting and Roadwork, ploughing, Drilling, 6m Power Harrowing, Pressing, Tedder, Rake, Topper, Flail Mower, hedgecutting, trailer loading/unloading with telehandler, Baler, Bale Packer (Arkusin), Hay Mower, Vaderstad- Rexius, Horsch Joker Twin, Fertiliser Spreading GPS and non GPS section control. I hold current rough terrain telehandler license (Lantra.) and NPTC PA1, PA2 and PA4s. Crop Sprayers (Bateman RB35, Househam Air Ride 3000 and Horsch 4AX). Claas Lexion 760 Combine (35ft). Skilled at using telehandler in field and barn, loading grain lorries (JCB, Manitou, Merlo, New Holland and Claas), all aspects of haymaking, silage and haylage. Square and round baler operation in production of hay, straw etc.

Experienced with upto 14ton 360 excavator (no ticket). Good mechanical/hydraulics knowledge, fault finding, practical ability and workshop skills including MMA & MIG welding, Hardfacing, and oxy-acetylene heating and cutting. Extensive chainsaw experience although no ticket held. Good knowledge and experience with GPS/RTK-GPS/DGPS navigation systems (JD Greenstar, NH Intellisteer, Agleader, Topcon) JD 6210R, JD 8370RT, NH T7.230, NH T7.270, MF 6480, MF 7726, MF 7726S, MF 8740S, CAT Challenger etc..

Crop spraying with Bateman RB35, Househam Air Ride 3000 and Horsch 4ax

Shovel, Broom & Grease Gun !

Other livestock experience

Livestock experience - sheep husbandry, experience of working a lambing shed delivering and caring for new Born lambs. I am capable and willing to add other livestock to my skill set.

Personal information


Other Information

Full Clean Driving License(1988) including B&E



Marital status

I am happily married with no dependents



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Reading up on the latest farming practices, crop spraying regulations, and environmental issues. Shooting, beating, reading, and walking/trying to train my working cocker spaniel!

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

Five foot eleven inches, 16 Stone.

Relevant health problems

Fit and Healthy

Farming background

I have been passionate about farming from a young age and now I am in a position to realise my life long career ambition. Having previously worked on a sheep and hay farm producing 12,000 traditional bales a year, 2016 saw me working on a 4000 acre arable farm as part of a large team, working an average of 80-100 hours per week.

Apart from harvesting, cultivation, drilling, equipment maintenance and general farm duties, I was also tasked with many lone working operations. 2017 has seen me once again in a position of responsibility, in particular taking charge of drilling 350 acres of OSR and being responsible for ploughing in excess of 500 acres. As well as the usual harvest tasks I am still keen to secure a permanent employment position. 2018 has seen me on a 2500 acre arable contracting business, gaining further experience and responsibility including client liaison.

March 2019 has seen me posted on a 6000 acre arable farm, undertaking all aspects of a large arable farm so furthering my knowledge and experience. I am due to return to this farm Spring 2020, but would rather secure a permanent post, or a harvest post with the potential of becoming permanent.

October 2019 Present.

I was due to return to the farm early 2020, if I hadnt secured a permanent position on another farm. Due to the poor Autumn drilling of 2019 and Brexit, the farm reneged on the agreement. I have spent the time actively searching for a position on a farm, but COVID, Brexit and weather has meant very little opportunity. I have been doing maintenance work at my local church, and spent the summer hay making & other farm work as required on a nearby farm, along with keeping up to date with the latest farming practice, spraying regulations, and environmental issues.

July 2021 working on an arable farm completing all arable duties inc heavy cultivations, fabrication and crop spraying.

March 2022 to date

Crop Sprayer Driver / Arable Operative

Sole crop sprayer driver, working closely with agronomist to ensure best yield outcomes.

Completion of usual operations inc. Telehandler (including loading grain lorries; completing passports), cultivations, drilling, combining cereals, granular and liquid fertilizer application.

Field operations using Massey Fergusson and Topcon RTK GPS.

Workshop operations inc. MIG welding and fabrication, tractor servicing, general troubleshooting, and repair. I was also tasked with installing fail-safe air brakes to a grain trailer with hydraulic only braking.


Start: 02/10/2023 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

East Anglia

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