National Trust Gardener/Ranger looking for route in to farming industry
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift
Dairy, Sheep, Lambing, Poultry
LANTRA tickets in tractor driving, telehandler, sit-in ATV, chainsaw, woodchipper, PA1 & 6 (knapsack).
Regularly use ATVs with trailers, have used JCB, dumper trucks, rollers but no ticket. Use ride-on mower, strimmers, leaf blowers etc.
I have done 3 lambings on a farm in Newtown, they lamb 650 ewes mixed breeds, texel, welsh, suffolk and mules. Ive milked a handful of times and have lived on 2 dairy farms, one organic grass based with block calving and one indoor all-year round calving so have an understanding of each. I have also helped out on 2 different poultry farms chick tipping and walking the sheds.
Although Ive not had a full-time job in the farming industry I have a rounded knowledge of a few different areas. Growing up both my parents were agronomists and I spent most of my school holidays going round farms with my dad. I have always been involved in farming one way or another, I also studied Agro-ecology at Harper as a postgrad.
I currently work as a gardener/ ranger, working outdoors in all weathers, and have gained a variety of LANTRA machinery tickets during my time there.
510 10.5 stone
Current job: Gardener/Ranger for the National Trust
Have also worked in an office job for the Trust and also for the RSPB as a point of contact for local groups of volunteers.
Agricultural work experience: lambing, lived on 2 dairy farms and helped out, helped on 2 poultry farms
Start: 30/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified
I live in Newport Shropshire so anywhere in the surrounding area