Seasonal Work

Seasonal workers are required to support the permanent team in the peak season from June to November.

More information and FAQs

BLUEBERRY PICKER

Blueberry pickers are required from the beginning of June until end of August.
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TRACTOR DRIVER

Seasonal tractor drivers are required from March until November.
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POTATO HARVESTING

Potato harvesting / grading staff are required from July until October.
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FIELD QUALITY CONTROLLER

Field quality controllers (QC) required for June, July and August.
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General information

The farm produces blueberries, potatoes and cereals.  Seasonal workers are required to support the permanent team in the peak season from June to November.

The farm is friendly and supportive and welcomes applications from hard-working people.  Training is provided.  Many of the farm’s seasonal workers return each year from Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland.

 

Hours and pay

Seasonal vacancies are available for up to 48 hours per week, weather, demand  and crop permitting. Pay is at the current National Minimum Wage but some jobs are piecework so offer the opportunity to earn above the daily rate.  Wages are paid every two weeks into your British bank account or provided OnePay card.

 

Living on site

Accommodation is provided in 4-6 berth caravans. This currently costs £52.85 per person, per week and is determined by the Government’s accommodation offset rate. You can make your own living arrangements nearby if you wish.

Laundry facilities are available.  Wifi and gas bottles are available for purchase.

There are small grocery shops and Post Offices in the nearby villages of St.Tudy and St. Teath.  Main supermarkets are situated in Wadebridge and Bodmin.  Transport is available if booked in advance.

 

What to bring

Sufficient money to cover expenses until the first pay day needs to be brought with you.  Cooking utensils, crockery and bed linen are not provided.  Suitable clothing and footwear needs to be brought for all types of weather.

 

FAQs

How old do I need to be to work for you?

You must be at least 18 to work here.

Will I get days off?

Yes, at least 1 day off a week.

How am I paid?

Wages are paid into your bank account every 2 weeks.  You need to bring enough money with you to support yourself financially for the first 2 weeks.

Do I need a National Insurance number?

You will be assisted in gaining a National Insurance number if you don’t already have one.

Do I need to speak English?

No.

Do I need experience of working on a farm?

No.  Full training is provided for all employees.

When do I need to arrive?

A starting date  and arrival time will be agreed with you when your employment is confirmed.

Will you help me with travel?

You will need to fund your own travel to the nearest town to the farm, Bodmin.

Can I apply with a family member or friend?

Yes, you can but each person needs to complete the job enquiry form separately and provide a personal email address.

What if I need help when I am at the farm?

The farm aims to look after its staff and provide a friendly working environment.  There is an on-site Human Resources Manager who can direct you to the services required.

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