CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 81726

47 year old male seeking further experience in an arable environment. Commercial experience working with tractor, trailer, telehandler, flail mower, small baler and in grain store. LANTRA tractor, telehandler & flail-cutter tickets. PA1 & PA2. Immediate availability.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds, BSc

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving (2021)- Modules: Mounted Implements, Power Take Off, Safe Operation & Trailed Implements.

LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck Operation (2021)

LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Arm Mounted Cutting Equipment (2022)

PA1 - City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (2021)

PA2 - City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Operating Mounted, Trailed & Self Propelled Hydraulic Nozzle or Rotary Atomiser Horizontal Boom Sprayers (2021)

Chartered Financial Analyst (2005)

Investment Management Certificate (1999)

BSc Economic History (London School of Economics 1998)

A-Level Geography, History and English Literature (1995)

GCSEs: 7As and 5Bs (1992/3)

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift

Livestock experience

Not listed

Other equipment experience

In July 2023, I worked for 5 days on a 15,000 acre arable farm driving a Massey Ferguson 8S.245. I primarily carted barley between grain stores using a Richard Western SF16 trailer. I also moved a water bowser between locations.

In summer 2022, I worked on a 600 acre arable farm. I primarily operated a Deutz-Fahr Series 6 tractor, although also gained some experience with a New Holland T7-270 tractor. I mostly operated the Deutz-Fahr with a flail mower attachment. I also operated the Deutz-Fahr and New Holland with grain trailers. I worked extensively with a modern JCB telehandler, using both fork and bucket attachments. I used the telehandler to move a combine header between fields, push up grain in the store and load grain lorries.

In July 2021, I was trained to bale haylage using a modern New Holland T7 tractor and Lely-Welger small baler by a horse-feed supplier. Unfortunately bad weather meant I was unable to build on the training to gain further experience.

In March 2021, I completed the LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving. The course modules were Mounted Implements, Power Take Off, Safe Tractor Operation and Trailed Implements. I gained basic experience operating a John Deere 6430, McCormick CX75 and Massey Ferguson 1540 on the course.

In May 2021, I completed the LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck Operation (without stabilisers). I gained basic experience of operating a JCB 526s (with forks attachment) on the course.

In March 2022, I completed the LANTRA Awards Certificate of Competence in Arm Mounted Cutting Equipment. I gained basic experience operating the McConnell PA470 and McConnel Swingtrim cutters on the course.

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Maintain a 3 acre garden. Long road trips in Europe, North America, Australasia etc. Hike and ski. Follow cricket, rugby and endurance sports car racing.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6ft2 / 11 stone. Tall and slim. Good standard of physical fitness for age. Used to physical outdoor work.

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Farming background

I previously had a 20+ year career as a Financial Analyst working for three different investment management companies. I researched companies and made investment recommendations . I am exploring career options in the agricultural sector, reflecting a long standing interest and a desire to move away from working in an office environment.

2023 (July): Casual Farm Worker, Suffolk

2022 (May to July): Seasonal Farm Worker, Cambs

2018 to present: Independent Investment Analyst and Private Investor (Self Employed).

2006 to 2018: Senior Equity Research Analyst

2000 to 2005: Equity Analyst

1999: Trainee Equity Analyst


Start: 05/04/2024 Finish: Not Specified

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Where would you like to work?

Ideally within commuting distance of Saffron Walden (Essex) / Royston (Hertfordshire) area, but happy to work further afield if decent accommodation is available.

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