CV reference number: 70166
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Fit & healthy 43 year old making a career change. I lack experience, but i am hardworking, diligent and eager to learn.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Higher National Diploma Recreation & Leisure Management A levels: Biology, Chemistry & Geography 7 GCSE's including English & Maths

Equipment experienceTractor
Other equipment experience

I have basic experience of driving tractors and trailers from A to B and use of a tractor and quad bike around the farm. Not related to agriculture, but I have experience with smaller road rollers, drills and clapper plates from my time as road worker.

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Poultry
Other livestock experience

I have some limited experience with livestock. This includes basic jobs such as feeding, checking on the animals and mucking out when required. I have also helped out at shearing time.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age43
Nationalitybritish
First languageenglish
Other languagesmandarin
Pen picture

I am 6ft tall and about 12.5 stone and in good health and physically quite able. I regularly exercise and recently ran a half marathon. I usually find it quite easy to get on with different kinds of people and enjoy working alone or as part of a team. I am a honest, loyal and reliable in my personal life and at work and i think this is demonstrated by how relatively few jobs i have had in the last 15 years and by my former employers willingness to take me back on.

Relevant health problems

No health problems.

Other Information

My main goal at this time is to come back from China and make a complete lifestyle and career change. I am doing this because i want to work in the outdoors doing a job that interests and challenges me. As a family, we also want to live and bring our son up in a rural environment. As well as my work experience, I have also taken some opportunities to travel quite widely. I travelled alone through Africa and Asia for several months at a time; I have lived and worked in the US and Australia, and among other shorter trips I rode across a large part of China by motorbike. Even though i lack immediate experience in agriculture, i believe if it is possible to learn on the job, then i believe i have something to offer.

Marital status

I have a wife and 6 year old son

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

I grew up in a rural community in Mid Wales, so I am very familiar with rural life and I often helped on friends' and neighbours farms when i was growing up & a student. Since 2004 I have been working as a teacher in China. For the last 3 years I have been running my own small English training school. Before that I worked as an A level Business teacher and English teacher at an international type school for 8 years. I was also an English examiner for the British Council for 8 years. Also in China, I helped my wife run a successful western style bar. We organising all aspects of service and i also often did the cooking. Before China, i worked for several periods for Ceredigion County Council as a road worker. I have also worked for a bank, a hotel, in construction, a logistics coordinator and my first job back as a teenager was a butcher's assistant.

Hobbies

Outside work I enjoy several pass-times including: cooking, the outdoors - camping, walking, running, biking (without and without engine) sports, reading & enjoying family time.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/01/2020, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?I am keeping an open-mind where I would like to work.
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