A hard working, competent, enthusiastic and forward thinking individual looking for a front line operator role on an arable farm, potentially involving small amounts of livestock work too.
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
Business Studies A level, Music Technology A level, BTEC Sport.
Degree in Business Management with Sport Coaching.
Graduate Diploma in agriculture from the Royal Agricultural University
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Ploughing, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Poultry
I have done 3 harvests at a Farm in Hampshire. I have learnt a lot during my time there thanks to their operation including a seed processing plant and their cropping involves a significant range of varieties of grass seed too.
Whilst at the farm the jobs I carried out were: Corn cart, Rolling, Topping, Loading/Grain movement, Repairs and Maintenance. I also had a small amount of spraying and combining experience/training.
Since post harvest 2020, I worked for an agricultural contractor. I drove a tractor on a dumper trailer for a muck away job for a few weeks and I also was fencing on a big contract for a polo yard.
I am someone who has always picked up new skills and tasks quickly, which I think is partly down to my sporting ability which has developed my coordination. I have completed a restoration of a 1962 Fordson Super Major up to show condition after it was parked in a hedge for 7 years, and I am currently doing another one.
I have done some ploughing, aerating, chain harrowing and seed broadcasting myself at my small holding as I have recently planted a herbal leys.
From a very young age I have had a love for machines, tractors, motorbikes, and building things. My Grandad had a successful welding company and he has taught most of what I know, along with building my confidence in carrying out work
I set up a small holding in December 2017, whilst in my second year at Oxford Brookes University. I have a small flock of Dorset Down sheep, and I have Aylesbury and Welsh Harlequin Ducks. I sell produce direct to the consumer and I carry out all the operations myself. I threw myself into the deep end by buying in lamb ewes with a week before they were due, without any experience with handling sheep or lambing before. I had done my research and I am always confident in my ability no matter what the task is as I think of myself as a problem solver.
I am looking for a mainly arable position, however, I am keen to learn about other livestock if the job requires my involvement with them on an occasional basis.
I was a sport and music scholar at senior school. I played county cricket for Hampshire from U13-U16 Dorset county cricket for U17, currently Dorset Leopards. Played for Oxford MCCU which is first class cricket standard whilst at Oxford Brookes.
180cm, 90kg, sportsman, strong. Quick to learn new skills, and take pride in my work
I am not from a farming back ground, however, I have developed a love and passion for agriculture starting from a young age. Some people may see this as a disadvantage but personally I believe it to be highly advantageous in an industry that is very set in its ways of "this is how we have always done it". I have learnt more about farming business processes from my few years of running a small holding than anyone studying at a college or university could. This was the main purpose of the small holding, to give me full on hands on experience of everything.
I have developed my wider knowledge from my time at the farm in Hampshire, by being keen to learn and to know how and why things are done certain ways. I increased my knowledge further in a more in depth way at the Royal Agricultural Uni and to keep me up to date with changes and new advancements in the industry I am regularly reading.
I understand that on paper my experience on farm is a bit lacking, however I learn new skills a lot faster than others and I feel I have a wider range of abilities with added value to the overall business.
I was training to be a business consultant previously like my father is, but my love for farming outweighs an office. In a perfect world I would find a position that allows me to get to know my role and in time allow me to be involved in decision making and be a valued part of the team. I would love the opportunity to incorporate my business qualifications into my role and help make a difference to the overall business. I am able to carry out partial budgets, business plans, and help develop 3 way cash flow to reduce risk and improve profitability.
Start: 26/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified
South & South East
Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex