CV reference number: 44915
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Seeking Seasonal Harvest Tractor driving / machinery operating opportunity. Experienced, mature, single, conscientious and teachable male, with no dependents.  Specific successful farm experience includes work on large-scale English arable farming/contracting businesses (3500 - 5500 acres). Happy with travel.  Good quality accommodation, ideally with (some) meals, desirable. **  Currently in first few months of a career break (from electrical).  Seeking varied experience on a farm / contracting business where being valued is about more than just money.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds, Btec, NVQ Level 1,2,3
Other qualifications

HND Agriculture with mechanisation, year 1. PA1. Telehandler Certificate (2011). Electrician's Apprenticeship - NVQ 3. HNC Building Services Engineering - Electrical Installations. ECA (Electrical Contractors Association) Regional Apprentice of the Year, 2002.

Equipment experienceTelehandler/fork lift, PA1, Tractor
Other equipment experience

John Deere, JCB Fastrac, MF, Fendt & Mercedes Unimog tractors, 200-300hp. 18T trailers. Telehandler cetificate previously held (expired). - experienced on Merlo (brand new), JCB, Manitou & Claas 7040 (brand new). Basic welding and workshop skills. Have been formally trained during college (many years ago) in PA 1, but have never sprayed on commercial scale. Treat equipment and people how I would want others to do to mine / me, with respect.

Livestock experienceCalving, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Relief milking, herds up to 220 cows. Other general cattle (beef & dairy) handling experience, including calving.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems


Other Information

Especially interested in new opportunities, experiences and learning. Open to new challenges. Have travelled both islands of New Zealand in the past.

Marital status

Single. No dependents. Enjoy travelling / driving.

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

Studied HND Ag with mechanisation (arable option) 1998. Redirected career to electrical industry, completing electrical apprenticeship & HNC Building Services Engineering (electrical). Continued my involvement with agriculture part-time, including several seasons on the harvest on large, modern, high-tech arable farming businesses of 3500 - 5500 acres. Mainly tractor (Claas, John Deere, Massey, Fendt, JCB Fastrac & Mercedes Unimog) driving, up to 240hp, including grain cart with new 18T trailers, new Claas Scorpion telehandler. And also grain drying, with up to 100T/hour continuous flow & storage handling (14000 T) roles. Also grass silage harvesting experience on smaller scales around home in Northern Ireland.


Involved in church and serving in the community. Clay pigeon shooting. Snooker. Enjoy walking, cycling and generally being outdoors.

AvailabilityStart: 01/03/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
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