For a career in Agriculture, our courses will help you to develop skills and knowledge in a range of associated subjects, such as Livestock, Grassland and Crop Production and Farm Management.

The farm at Glynllifon is managed on a commercial basis, but we also work in conjunction with institutions such as Bangor University to establish projects and farm trials.

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Top career opportunities

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Average salary: £31,239
Experienced salary: £49,347

Farm Workers

Average salary: £20,654
Experienced salary: £26,276

Fishing and Other Elementary Agriculture Occupations

Average salary: £19,200
Experienced salary: £25,371

Top jobs in sector

  • Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale
    What does this career do?

    Retail and wholesale managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations of major retail and wholesale establishments in order to maximise business performance and meet financial goals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,050 per year. That is about £1,754 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,989 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,284 per year.

  • Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture
    What does this career do?

    Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,239 per year. That is about £2,603 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,947 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,347 per year.

  • Managers and Proprietors in Forestry, Fishing and Related Services
    What does this career do?

    Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of forestry, fishing, animal husbandry and related operations and establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,455 per year. That is about £2,454 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,019 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,347 per year.

  • Shopkeepers and Proprietors – Wholesale and Retail
    What does this career do?

    Shopkeepers and proprietors in this unit group co-ordinate, direct and undertake the activities in the running of small, independent retail and wholesale establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,000 per year. That is about £2,250 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,506 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,844 per year.

  • Biological Scientists and Biochemists
    What does this career do?

    Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,993 per year. That is about £3,249 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,489 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,673 per year.

  • Engineering Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,297 per year. That is about £3,524 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,137 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £63,609 per year.

  • Chartered Surveyors
    What does this career do?

    Chartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,486 per year. That is about £2,873 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,632 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £64,765 per year.

  • Laboratory Technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,925 per year. That is about £1,743 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,870 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,038 per year.

  • Engineering Technicians
    What does this career do?

    Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,449 per year. That is about £2,704 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,180 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,756 per year.

  • Business Sales Executives
    What does this career do?

    Business sales executives provide advice to existing and potential customers, and receive orders for specialist machinery, equipment, materials and other products or services that require technical knowledge.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,092 per year. That is about £2,091 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,082 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,300 per year.

  • Estate Agents and Auctioneers
    What does this career do?

    Estate agents and auctioneers arrange for the valuation, sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,238 per year. That is about £1,686 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,173 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £54,312 per year.

  • Public Services Associate Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,338 per year. That is about £3,028 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £28,357 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,333 per year.

  • Inspectors of Standards and Regulations
    What does this career do?

    Inspectors of standards and regulations undertake investigations and inspections to verify and ensure compliance with acts, regulations and other requirements in respect of: buildings; weights, measures and trade descriptions; the installation and safety of electrical, gas and water supplies and equipment; marine pollution, ships’ structures, equipment and accommodation; the treatment of animals; the operation of commercial vehicles; the welfare, health and safety in factories and all work sites subject to the provisions in the Factory Acts.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,070 per year. That is about £2,505 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,617 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,984 per year.

  • Farmers
    What does this career do?

    Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,172 per year. That is about £1,931 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,511 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,689 per year.

  • Horticultural Trades
    What does this career do?

    Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,148 per year. That is about £1,679 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,511 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,689 per year.

  • Agricultural and Fishing Trades
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 511: Agricultural and Related Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,357 per year. That is about £1,946 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,511 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,689 per year.

  • Metal Working Production and Maintenance Fitters
    What does this career do?

    Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,768 per year. That is about £2,314 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,910 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,516 per year.

  • Agricultural Machinery Drivers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate and drive tractors, combine harvesters or other farm vehicles to clear and cultivate land and to sow and harvest plants and crops.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,441 per year. That is about £1,870 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,535 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,919 per year.

  • Farm Workers
    What does this career do?

    Farm workers perform a variety of tasks, by hand and machine, to produce and harvest crops and to breed and rear cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,654 per year. That is about £1,721 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,914 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,276 per year.

  • Fishing and Other Elementary Agriculture Occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks in relation to the breeding and rearing of animals and fish, catch fish at sea and from inland waterways, assist in the picking and lifting of crops, plant and maintain hedges, oversee the incubation and hatching of eggs and perform other fishing and elementary agricultural tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 911: Elementary Agricultural Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,200 per year. That is about £1,600 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,979 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,371 per year.

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