CV reference number: 23675
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Hardworking Highly Motivated Individual who wants to progress his career within the agricultural industry. Has been involved within the agricultural industry from a young age. I am now looking for that next step in my career within the industry.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

At GCSE’s I obtained all 8 gcse’s Grade c and above; Maths “C” English ”C” Science double award “C” Ict “B” Geography “C” Design & Technology “B” Business Studies “A”   I completed a course at Harper Adams University College which was an extended foundation degree in agriculture which is the equivalent to “A” Levels to allow me to study at university. I however felt university was not the right way forward for me. I quickly learnt that I learn much better in a more hands on and practical environment

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

High Horse power tractors, 5/6 furrow plough, small - quadrant size balers. Tanking & Unblical Systems, 360 Digger work. Destoning using Grimme CombiStar and reekie destoners. Triple mowers, Twin and four rotor rakes. Tedders. Buckraking (Loading shovel & Tractor) Subsoiling using various different makes.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Other livestock experience

Herdsman on 500 New Zealand style Dairy unit. In charge of all young stock. Daily milking and also main tractor driver. Relief milking on another New Zealand style unit milking 1200 cows in a rotary parlour per milking, Own flock of 80 welsh mules which I lambed indoors. Full time Herdsmans for 12 months at Harper Adams University. Involved with calf rearing as well as daily milking and herd care. Milked from old herringbone parlour to the new rotary parlour Currently lambing 850 Aberfield cross ewes on indoor system and cling 130 spring suckler herd its all year round management

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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5ft 11, 14.5 stone, athletic build.

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Hobbies and Interests   Rugby Clay Pigeon Shooting Countryside Pursuits – pheasant rearing for shoots, beating for shoots Land rover restoration Young Farmers

Marital status


Where are you currently living?Shropshire UK
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Sales & Customer Service Manager for a Freight Solutions company March 2016 - Present Key deliverables: • Involved in start-up of the business • On the job learning of international shipping requirements • Significantly improved sales technique, negotiation skills, regularly converting customers from point of enquiry to sale • Use of CRM software to assist in controlling sales pipeline • Fully involved in running the administrative side of the business, accounting, P&L, etc. Self Employed Summer 2014 - Present Duties included: • Self Employed Contractor o Working for many different farms in different roles o Working with cattle and sheep, relief milking o Working as a machine operative on a variety of equipment for a large agricultural contractor whose machinery included – Fendt, John Deere, JCB, Stewart, Claas, McHale and Kuhn. • Relief Milker on large New Zealand style dairy farm James Heath & Sons 2011 - Summer 2014 Duties Included: • Looking after 1400 indoor fattening pigs running on a straw based system for BQP day to day • Looking after 129 thousand broiler chickens on day to day basis • Ploughing, drilling, destoning and most tractor operations. Swinnertons Contractors 2011 - Present Duties Included: • Tractor Driver • Cultivation work • Baling work • Trailering • Buck raking • Maintaining all machinery to a high standard • All other aspects of work associated with agricultural contracting • Worked with John Deere, Prototyping their 8000 series self-propelled forage harvester Harper Adams University 2009 - 2010 • Full time Herdsperson o Daily milking of 400 cows o Calf rearing o Involved in the transition of moving to a new purpose built 60 point rotary parlour


Hunting, shooting, and restoring Land rovers, as well as the occasional game of rugby, and also young farmers activities.

AvailabilityStart: 22/04/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionWest Midlands
Where would you like to work?Midilands
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