CV reference number: 67378
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British farm graduate looking for long term farm position with progression

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

Brooksby Melton College HND Extended Diploma in Agriculture - Distinction* Distinction* Distinction* - Best Student - Don McCormick Award Scottish Highers - Art & Design ​C , ​​Product Design ​C​​ , Geography ​D Scottish Intermediate 2 - Hospitality ​A , ​​Graphic communications ​ B Scottish Standard Grades - Physical Education ​1 , ​​Art & Design ​1 ​​, Craft & Design ​2 ​​, Geography ​2 ​​, Biology ​3 ​​, Mathematics ​3 , ​​English ​3 BE Category trailer license Forward tipping dumper license Tractor License PA6

Equipment experienceTractor, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Tractor trailed and propelled drainage equipent

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

Cattle : Indoor finishing unit 840 head of mixed continental beef ( Sorting for finished beasts, feeding, health checks) Highland cattle on Scottish estate ( Feeding, calf check-ups, vaccinations, general health checks) animal movement. Sheep: Lambing 400 flock of ewes, tupping on Scottish estate, animal movement, health checks, vaccinations, feeding, sorting. Wild Deer: Feeding, general health checks, movement

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age22
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Height : 180cm Weight : 84kg

Relevant health problems
Other Information

Relocation would require accommodation for me and my family.

Marital status

I have a partner and dog.

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

Experience: I'm currently looking for an exciting opportunity to join a growing farm business in order to gain more experience and responsibility and further my farming career. I'm a graduate of Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire where I studied an extended diploma in agriculture. The course provided me with the knowledge and skills required to manage farms and estates and incorporated work experience. I gained a range of valuable skills in arable agriculture and livestock management as well as environmental skills which I feel is essential in a world battling against growing environmental destruction and global warming. I graduated in 2015 top of my class with three Distinction* and two out of three prestigious awards presented during graduation. As Well as completing my course, I acquired through self-merit, my pesticide application certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6. I had proved to myself and my lecturers I was capable of exceeding pre-assumptions without the farming experience my peers had. As a result of this success I was offered opportunities by the established college to apply to lecture the next generation of British Farmers. Since leaving my studies, I've pursued my love for rugby playing semi-professionally across the UK. I have recently stepped away from the sport and I’m now ready to get back into farming. My diploma gave me a really great foundation and understanding of modern farming and I hope I will find an opportunity to put theory into practice. I'm not a completely clean slate. I've had experience working within large scale arable operations cultivating and harvesting arable crops such as barley, wheat and OSR. Grassland management and silage harvesting, lambing, estate work looking after hill sheep, cattle (Highland cattle on a Scottish estate and continental breeds in indoor finishing units). Within my experiences with cattle, I’ve carried out tasks such as TB testing with vet, sorting and selecting finished beasts, health and daily checks, vaccinations, ear tagging and dehorning calves. In my current employment.  I also take care of a stock of wild deer feeding and general visual health checks. I enjoy the routine of farming throughout the year and embrace the variety of challenges each day may bring. I hope to join a team who are open minded, ready to evolve and looking to succeed in every field. Employment History: Current Employment: - Casual Estate Worker - ​​Assisting the estate manager and estate staff with the running of the estate. Livestock husbandry to highland cattle, sheep and wild deer kept on the estate. Machine operating, machine maintenance, building upkeep, fencing and dry stone walling. Working within a small team organizing tasks and priorities for the day ahead. Temporary casual contract from 28-11-2018 to 25-12-2018 September 2018 - November 2018 - ​​Left to join the Royal Navy but was medically discharged due to eczema. ​May 2017 – September 2018 ​​ ​– Skilled Operative –​​ Working within a team to install natural and artificial sport surface. Work within a team to landscape and install artificial grass for domestic and commercial clients. Machine operator. Working alongside management to complete tasks on time to their specification. Driving company vehicles including cabsters and vans include the use of trailers. Management of worksites on domestic jobs, organising delivery of materials and workforce. February-May 2017  - Labourer -​​ As part of the window fitting team, I gave assistance to the Senior window fitter when fitting windows to the modular builds. I ensured that all the required materials and tools for the job were adequate to the task and assisted with the fitting when needed. After my training, I was able to independently fit a variety of of windows and use a number of skills such as marking to the correct measurements, sawing and cutting required materials including wood, using power tools such as cordless drills, working within the small window team and the rest of a larger company workforce. August-January 2017 Restoration Yard – Retail assistant –​​ Inviting customers into the shop with warm and polite etiquette. Ensuring that customers are comfortable and can find everything they are looking for in the shop. Giving directions, information about the history of business and the historic buildings. Ensuring that stock is replenished, well presented and that the shop floor is clean and presentable. Working part of a team, helping each other out with technical and physical tasks. Using tills, money counting and handling. April-August 2016  Hotel - Barman/waiter -​​ Serving of refreshments and alcohol under legal regulations. Ensuring that all casks and beer taps are clean, maintained and are of optimum level. Cleaning of the bar and the restaurant, as well as hotel restrooms and other public facilities. Ensuring that local and other customers are comfortable and attended too in sufficient time under busy times. Inviting customers in with warm and polite etiquette and are seated at appropriate tables. The serving of food and drink to tables, order taking, hotel booking and organisation. Order and delivery taking of hotel supplies. Working as part of a team including working with other departments such as cleaning and kitchen staff. Using tills, money counting and handling. March-July 2015 - Farm worker/Landscaper labourer​​ Lambing and flock management, grassland management, tractor driving, chain harrowing, carting, rolling and fertiliser spreading. Beef herd management and husbandry (Outdoor grazing) The company is also a well-established landscaping company and my duties included; hedge trimming, mowing, spraying of pesticides and upkeep of machinery. Working within a small team on domestic and commercial sites. Good organisation skills as work was done under a pressured time limit as well as keeping excellent standards of work. (COSHH) awareness. November - December 2015  –​​ Estate grounds staff Upkeep of the school grounds, such as lawn maintenance, landscaping, sweeping, tractor driving, sports ground marking. Required me to have good communication skills when talking to staff and students within the grounds of the school. Very health and safety conscious at all times as work was carried out within an educational campus. Fire extinguisher training. CRB passed. November-June 2014 Leicester Racecourse - Waiter -​​ Working in a high end restaurant within the racecourse complex. Seating customers at relevant tables, serving of food and drink from bar and kitchen, Working as part of a team with initial waitering team and other departments. Hosting events such as work do’s, birthday parties and weddings. Ensuring that customers are comfortable and have everything they needed. Relate to different individuals with relevant topics and humour. May - July 2014  - Farm assistant.​​ Stock work (Indoor beef finishing unit), arable duties, tractor driving, cultivating, harvesting. Experience driving Claas Axion 850, 950 and maintenance and upkeep of Claas Lexion 780 combine. Experience using Claas 7044 telehand scorpion. Upkeep and maintenance of farm machinery and equipment. Excellent communication skills within a small team and organisation skills. Family business established 2008  -​​ The hiring of bikes to paying customers from family home. Ensuring that customers have the right safety equipment and are kitted with the correct sized bike. The handling of cash and booking organisation. Greeting customers, offering refreshments, information, route planners, bike and equipment maintenance

Hobbies

Play team sports (rugby, shinty) , skiing, healthy living, walking the dog.

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AvailabilityStart: 06/02/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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