I am a hardworking, enthusiastic and knowledgeable farm worker who has gained experience from working on the family farm and more recently from a full time position at a large potato farm. I am looking to extend my skills and progress my career within the arable sector.
NVQ Level 1,2,3
BOTTISHAM VILLAGE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE 2010 TO 2015
6 GCSEs including English and Maths.
SPARSHOLT COLLEGE, HAMPSHIRE 2015 TO 2017
1 year Game and Wildlife (Level 2)
1 year Agriculture (Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma)
TICKETS & LICENCES:
FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE (2016)
PA1 SAFE USE OF PESTICIDES (2019)
PA2 APPLYING PESTICIDES (2019)
HEALTH & SAFETY (2017)
ABRASIVE WHEEL (2019)
WORKING AT HEIGHT (2019)
LIFTING OPERATIONS (2019)
OVERHEAD POWER LINES (2019)
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
•Driving a Grimme Varitron 270 potato harvester
•Operating a trailed John Deere 36m sprayer (12,000 hectares)
•Competent user of Frontier Greenlight Grower Management
•Cereal drilling using a Lemkin Solitair 9
•Tractor driving (John Deere, Case & JCB)
•Solid and liquid fertiliser application
•Drain jetting using a Agrifac Python
•Extensive knowledge of John Deere Greenstar GPS equipment
•Machinery maintenance and servicing
•Relief driven a New Holland CR9080 combine for 5 seasons (350 hectares per annum)
•Teleporter handling, including loading lorries
•Cultivations (Sumo & Mole Draining)
•Rolling (Cambridgeshire Rolls & Fen Rolls)
I joined my current job in July 2017 as a general farm worker. During the first two seasons potato lifting I drove a Grimme GT170 harvester, progressing to a Grimme Varitron 270 the following year. I have experience loading bulk and box trailers. I also have vast experience spraying wheat, sugar beet and potatoes. I have been involved with land work, including bed ridging, primary and secondary cultivation works and drilling with a combination drill.
While working at home I have been able to gain experience on lots of different machinery and be involved in the day to day running of the farm.
In my spare time I enjoy clay pigeon and game shooting and have been a BACS member for a number of years. I enjoy attending farming events such as LAMMA and Cereals and working on my Land Rover in my spare time.
Start: 14/03/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Large arable farm in East Anglia.