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Agricultural Consultant

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Agricultural consultants give business and technical advice and support to farmers. They also give advice to companies which produce animal feed, seeds, fertilisers, weedkillers and other materials used on farms. They may also advise landowners, environmental agencies and conservation bodies.

The Work

You could be giving advice on:

You could also be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for agricultural consultants in the UK tend to be in the range £20,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £28,000 a year and senior advisers and consultants can earn up to £50,000 a year, sometimes more.

Salaries may vary depending on the area of specialism.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could work for an agricultural research organisation, an agricultural company, an independent agricultural consultancy firm or a college or university. You may need to be prepared to move around the UK for job opportunities.

You can find jobs on websites such as Farmers Weekly, Farmers Guardian and The Scottish Farmer, as well as general recruitment websites and industry magazines.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9837
1.6 %
RISE
2023
9995
  United Kingdom
2018
86375
3.2 %
RISE
2023
89171

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
Tel: 01275 375559
E-mail: info@biac.co.uk
Website: http://www.biac.co.uk

Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)
Tel: 01275 843825
E-mail: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
Website: http://www.iagrm.org.uk
Twitter: @IAgrM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAgrM1

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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