Skilled tractor driver and machine operator. Used Modern machinery including Fendt and John deere Gps/autosteer systems.West Sussex. Been involved in most aspects of modern arable farming (primarily combinable crops) from cultivating to drilling, fertilizing, relief spraying and harvesting.
NVQ Level 1, City and Guilds
Lantra Apprenticeship, PA1 and PA2
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Calving
I started of as a general driver doing all sorts from feeding to rolling during my apprenticeship. I then moved on to a contractor where i was able to gain experience in ploughing and other cultivation including disks. After this i moved to another contractor where i was one of the team leaders driving John Deere 215R and joskin slurry tanker, this was my first introduction to greenstar gps systems. In this same role i was a trailer driver for the foraging team. I then moved to my current postion where i again am one of three arable operators, I am involved in cultivating and drilling alongside fertilising all other general operating roles. I am a proficient telehandler driver and load/unload almost all of the lorries with grain. We have fendt tractors with autosteer/gps systems and vaderstad cultivation equipment including 4m top 6m disks and a 6m rapid drill. I also relief spray with out fendt 724 and amazone ux4200 trailer sprayer.
In my current role we are milking 800 cows. where i do not milk myself during the winter i am heavily involved with feeding and bedding the animals.
co habiting with my partner, she will also be moving with me
I am a keen deer stalker and shooter. In the winter i also snowboard and try to go a few weeks a year .
2010-2013 apprentice on a farm, i had a varied role and was given the opportunity to learn lots.
2013-2014 Tractor driver, this is where i was given more opportunity to progress and was general driving which included the arable and haylage operations
2014-2015 Tractor driver/stockman,I was one of three operators, this job gave me much more involvement in the arable operations
2015-2016 Tractor driver, Contractor. my main responsibility here was to run the largest of the slurry spreaders a joskin 16000L tanker. I was also responsible for customer relations and running the other team members when we were out on jobs
2017-present Tractor driver/stockman. I returned here when the farm grew in size and have been here ever since gaining much more arable experience including relief spraying.
Start: 04/12/2020 Finish: Not Specified
I am looking for a large scale arable farm and am willing to move for the right job around the UK