If you have a keen interest in the growing of crops or farm animals, then you could join the one million people already working in the agricultural sector.
Your work is likely to change with the seasons, and you will have to be prepared to work in all weather conditions and with modern technology-based equipment, but if you are physically fit, have excellent practical and communication skills and thrive on variety, then you'll be a great success working in this industry.
Why choose us?
Natural resources in abundance
We are privileged that Shuttleworth College is situated in a large conservation area containing grassland, moorland, heathland, woodland and wetland giving you a diverse range of real life working environments to gain experience in.
Agriculture enables you to study the science, art and business of cultivating soil, crops and livestock – everything you need for a successful career in modern day farming.
It’s not all about being happy working outdoors or being comfortable with animals, either. This is a sector with jobs available at almost every level – and one that will teach you that having great management skills doesn’t mean you have to sit behind a desk all day. If you have the drive and the qualifications, you could end up running your own farming business, or working in an agriculture related industry such as a machinery dealership or an agricultural supply company.
The practical work is supported in the classroom, with workshops and lectures, where our highly experienced College staff will share their industry knowledge and teach you about agricultural practices and modern businesses. Studying Agriculture at Shuttleworth is truly the best way to acquire all the practical and management skills you will need to have a great career in this sector.
Specialist equipment & facilities
The Shuttleworth estate is an ideal environment for you to work in. The College farm, lakes and gardens help to make Land & Environment one of the largest classrooms on the campus. Whichever area you choose to specialise in you will have access and training to use the latest modern technology and equipment – from tractors, pesticides applicators and crop sprayers to chain saws and grinders.
If you’re a full-time student you will work on the 98 hectares of land retained exclusively for student work, where the College farm becomes the biggest – and busiest – classroom on campus! As part of your course you will gain work experience on your placement farm. You will carry out livestock management and practical exercises, cultivation, drilling, and haymaking, as well as participating in agricultural activities that reflect local farming practice.