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Farm Worker or Stockperson

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Farm workers or stockpersons carry out manual and practical work on farms. They work farms that are livestock (animals), arable (crops) or mixed (animals and crops).

The Work

On a livestock farm, you could be:

On an arable farm, you could be:

On a mixed farm, you could be doing any of these things.

Pay

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

Pay rates for farm worker or stockperson are set by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board. From 1 April 2018 this is:

Workers with the same employer for more than 26 weeks and who hold a relevant qualification at SCQF Level 6 or 7 or the Certificate of Acquired Experience are entitled to an additional £1.20 an hour.

There is also a Dog Allowance for those using their own working dogs. This is £6.00 a week for each dog (up to a maximum of four dogs).

The minimum hourly rate of £11.75 is payable for all workers.

You may also be provided with accommodation rent-free or at a reduced rate. Employers may deduct up to £7.00 a day for accommodation other than a house.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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
12254
4.5 %
FALL
2023
11729
  United Kingdom
2018
80606
0.6 %
RISE
2023
81074

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Courtesy of Lantra Scotland

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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.

National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland)
Tel: 0131 472 4000
E-mail: webmaster@nfus.org.uk
Website: http://www.nfus.org.uk
Twitter: @NFUStweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfuscotland/

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