Working for us
Working with us
The jobs available on the farm are typically working on the tunnels which starts at the end of January. Husbandry (looking after the plants) which goes on most of the year and picking which starts in
April and finishes in November. We also have a packhouse where we chill, weigh, and check all
of the fruit before it goes off to our customers.
As the fruit needs to be harvested when it is cool, work will often start at 5 or 6am. We usually harvest fruit 7 days/ week but due to the variability of weather, crop timing and customer demand, working hours vary. Everybody gets at least one day a week off to do what they like!
We pay competitive rates of pay and offer plenty of work. Many jobs, such as picking, are paid ‘piece rate’. So the more you do, the more you earn. Good harvest workers can earn £450/week, often more, and most people earn more than the Living Wage. Everyone is expected to pick a target number of kilos each hour. This changes depending on the density of the crop, the weather,
and the time of year.
Manual work involves lifting, bending and twisting as you harvest the fruit or help grow the plants.
So being fit and healthy – or willing to improve your fitness – really helps!
The work is physical but varied and because you usually work in a team there is a great spirit of cooperation and friendship. Everyone receives training and support and the team leaders are
always around to help.
Living with us
All our accommodation is located on one site at the farm. This means you are conveniently close to the working areas around the farm, no need for any bus or van journeys! Our site is safe, comfortable and secure and is looked after by a warden.
Accommodation is in mobile homes. Generally you will be sharing with 2 - 3 people depending on the unit. All the mobile homes have a fridge, kettle, microwave, and heaters. There are central facilities for cooking, showers and toilets, and clothes washing machines including tumble driers.
We ask that you bring your own bedding including pillows but we do provide eating utensils and
pots and pans for cooking.
We organise the cleaning and servicing of all communal facilities and machines, however it is your responsibility to keep your own mobile home clean and tidy.
There is also a social area with pool tables, tennis tables, internet access and somewhere to chill out with friends. For those who are more active we also have a football pitch and a small gym area.
What else do we provide?
There is a food shopping service where we will transport you to a local supermarket once a week. There is also a food van that comes once a week although this is run independently from
Our worker liaison team are on hand give you all the help you need from organising a visit to the doctors or dentist to advice about travel arrangements.