CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 58972

Current Harper Adams student looking for a beef/sheep/arable placement year in order to gain more experience in the industry. I am a very highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and communication skills and I have no doubts I will be an asset to your team.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

13 GCSEs grade A-B, 4 A Levels and a 2:2 pass in the first year of BSc Biomedical Science. Second year of BSc Agriculture at Harper Adams also completed with a 2:1 pass at 62%. Tractor and telehandler licences gained as well as a transport of animals by road certificate for cattle, sheep and goats. PA1 and PA2 certificates completed and looking to complete a trailer licence in the future. Also looking to gain my FACTs qualification in my last year at university.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Competent on both manual and automatic quad bikes as well as 4x4 off-road utility vehicles. I have driven tractors with trailers on and telehandlers a few times in the past but I have not had masses of experience using machinery and so I am keen to get as much more as I can. I am competent in driving the scraper tractor at my current part time job on a dairy.

Other livestock experience

4 months spent maintaining a 116 head flock of sheep and 40 head herd of pedigree Highland cattle in the Scottish inner Hebrides with calving of 21 pure and cross Highland calves.

4 months spent milking 1400 Holsteins on a 70 point rotary twice a day in the Scottish borders and working as the secondary calf woman looking after 150+ Holstein cross calves.

Part time work at university milking 360 Holstein cows on a 12/24 herringbone then a 30/60 swingover parlour as well as feeding the calves in first year then part time work milking 215 Brown Swiss cows on a 20/40 herringbone parlour as well as feeding and bedding down the 40+ cross calves in second year in Shropshire.

Easter 2019 spent lambing 600 NZ Highlander ewes in Northern Ireland as the sole help on the farm. Easter 2020 to be spent lambing 2000 Lleyn ewes in County Durham during the day shift. All relevant lambing duties such as care of cade lambs also undertaken.

Summer 2019 spent working between a robotic dairy and on a large arable farm doing some light machinery work and general farm maintenance. Both in Suffolk.

Qualifications gained in foot trimming, Blue Seal sheep shearing and AI. Please see attached CV for more information.

Personal information
Sex

Female

Other Information

I would be keen to be able to join a local young farmers sector or sports club to help me make friends as I am looking for placements quite far from home.

Age

22

Marital status

Single

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Suffolk

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

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Hobbies

I am currently undertaking a BSc degree in Agriculture at Harper Adams. Outside of work and uni I like to go shooting, snowboarding, to music festivals and the races and I've always wanted to go on a hunt. I also occasionally go on outings with the off-road society at university. My post-graduate dream is to work my way up to a farm manager position on a beef and sheep farm.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

5'4" tall and 63kg.

Relevant health problems

None

Farming background

Worked in the national farm research unit for 3 months carrying out research studies on livestock, arable and sprays. Most of my work experience is centred around livestock farms and I haven't got much machinery experience, however I am keen to try all aspects of farming and so I would like to get more experience with arable work. Health and safety in the workplace and first aid in the workplace courses completed.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 28/12/2020 Finish: 02/10/2021

Preferred region

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Type of job

College Placement

Where would you like to work?

I am looking to work a beef and sheep estate or farm, with possible arable work as well. Im happy to work anywhere in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

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