Agriculture and land
Nature and land provide a wide range of environmental work and agriculture jobs. This gives you the opportunity to feed the country through sustainable food production and help tackle the greenhouse gas emissions through this industry.
The impact you could make
- Making a difference every day to sustainable food production.
- Contributing to the environment and making our planet more green.
- An opportunity to be self-employed or be a contractor working with a range of employers.
The opportunities within agriculture and land
Discover the range of opportunities within agriculture and get ready to tackle issues facing the sector, such as sustainably feeding the population.
*Skills Sector Assessment 2021
When I was young I just always had an interest in the dairy industry.
It's very important that you're a people person, you've got to be confident in what you're saying and you've got to be able to get dirty and just get in about it!
Explore agriculture and land jobs
We’ve pulled out some of the popular agriculture and land jobs for you to explore.
Some things you may not know about agriculture and land
What subjects to take
We've pulled together some examples of subjects that could be useful for getting into an agriculture and land career.
- Environmental science
- Rural skills
- Food and drink FA
For most jobs, you might not need specific subjects. If your school does not provide all of these subjects or you're just unsure — do not worry. There are many more subjects you can explore by using the Option Choices tool or speaking to your careers adviser in your school.
What routes you can take
There are different options you can choose from after school. We’ve pulled together some of them to help you decide which is best for you.
Agriculture and land industry partners
Discover some of the partners within agriculture and land and find out how they’re contributing to the industry.
Lantra develop training and qualifications in a wide range of areas such as forestry, agriculture and landscape – plus more.
National Farmers Union Scotland (NFU)
NFU Scotland supports and promotes members to achieve a sustainable and profitable future for Scotland agriculture.
Royal Highland Education Trust
The Royal Highland Education Trust works with volunteers to provide free educational activities and experimental learning opportunities.
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
The charity is dedicated to the conservation and development of the UK's native breeds of farm livestock.