If you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, this could be the career path for you. You'll need to love working outdoors, and want to understand how nature works and how we interactwith it in a sustainable way.
Forestry workers perform a variety of tasks related to the planting, cultivation and protection of trees.
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.
Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.
As an advanced apprentice I'm at college one day a week, mainly learning the paperwork side of farming such as how to manage the farm accounts and that side of things. It's a great help back in the workplace because I can link the practical with the paperwork that I don't gain as much knowledge of on the farm.
Studying agriculture I do a wide range of things like handling and looking after animals, learning about crops and machinery but my most memorable experience was doing machinery practicals with my friends. I've enjoyed studying here, there is plenty to do and I've made loads of new friends.
We were treated all on the same level, as adults.