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Jobs for Tractor Drivers required for a 1300ha business <=>Suffolk<=> Very well equipped cereal & root crop business.

Farm TypeArable

We are a professional farming business, cropping 1300ha on the Suffolk/Camb. borders. Including 800ha of combinables and 500ha of irrigated root crops (potatoes, sugar beet, carrots, onions).  We have 2 tractor driving/loader driving positions available, of which could start as soon as April 23rd and will last until potato harvest has finish which is around end of Oct/beginning of November.  Irrigation is the main work load until harvest starts and if we have a long dry May/June lots of hours can be expected.  Corn carting and potato carting make up the work load. 

The farm is very well equipped with brand new Case 150 cvx puma tractors, Claas Scorpion & JCB loader and a very well maintained irrigation system (up to 16 reels and booms at any one time).  We have a very experienced full time work force, who are willing to help and develop individuals who come to work for us.

The finish date is flexible.

Irrigation experience preferable but not essential. 

We have 2 positions available until the end of spud harvest, around Nov time. Start and end dates are flexible but both positions can start from 23rd April

AreaEast & East Anglia
Job LengthHarvest / Seasonal
DatesStart: 23/04/2019, Finish: 01/11/2019
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeArable, Arable Contractor
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation Price£0
Other Accommodation Information

Brand new and very well equipped modular home is available free of charge. The accomodation is fully furnished, with 4 double bedrooms, seperate shower room, seperate toilet, large living area and brand new fitted kitchen.

The farm sits in a very nice viilage, which has a very welcoming village shop who make great sandwiches! And a nice pub within walking distance.  Newmarket is 5 minutes away, Bury St Edmunds 20 mins and Cambridge 20 mins.  

Distance from shops and amenities500 meters
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

This is a busy farm but we like to enjoy our work and the harvest period. There will be opportunities to socialize after work and staff are looked after during peak periods (i.e. food drinks bought to the fields, etc.  Time allowed to cook dinner before going back to work in the evening etc.)   A young management team are keen to welcome new faces to the business during our busiest time of the year. 

A farm van will be available for shopping, etc.

Please supply a phone number of a reference if you apply.

There are possibilities for development within the company and for the right type of person, the Velcourt Trainee Farm Management scheme may be of interest. Please contact us if this is of interest and we can discuss this. 

The finish date is flexible.

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