Apprenticeship Farm Worker J Rayner & Sons Ltd

J Rayner & Sons are delighted to be able to recruit an Apprentice to work at their professional farm. It is part of a modern diverse business and in the Agriculture team you will be using precision farming techniques to produce quality crops. Work will include general farm work and crop management. Beautiful farm grounds, in a central location.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Five days a week to include weekends and one day a week at college.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    16 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We want to recruit someone who enjoys working outdoors in all weathers, who takes an interest in farming techniques, is keen to learn new skills and enjoys the countryside.

This role will provide someone with the tools they need to start a successful career in the farming industry. You will promote a safe, friendly environment whilst completing various tasks in different areas of the business. There is plenty of scope to learn from our experienced team and we are delighted to be able to offer this apprenticeship opportunity for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will undertake general farming duties and arable duties involved in the production of grass, maize and barley and more.

In addition, this role will offer someone more experience than your average farm.

We do a lot of contract work for Heathrow and Windsor Estate. You will need to undertake a CRB check. We work on the farm, as well as carry out landscaping duties, tree planting and snow clearance.

Due to the farm base please think about how you will get to work daily before you apply for this role. There are good train and bus links near the farm.

We ask that all candidates be aware that perfect time-keeping is a must. This is because of some of the contract work we are involved with demands that employees must be on site at a specific time due to security arrangements.

Duties include:

  • Tractor work to include
  • Grassland management
  • Forage Conservation
  • Hauling
  • General farm duties
  • Maintenance of machines
  • Labouring
  • General cleaning duties
  • Landscaping
  • Fertilizing
  • Earth movement
  • Tree planting
  • And more.


A great work atmosphere

Free training linked to a college

Earn and learn at the same time

A rewarding career.

Full PPE supplied

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Likes working in a team and equally happy to work on their own at various times
  • Common sense
  • A passion for farming
  • Friendly nature and a people person
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

An everyday working level of English and Maths.

Future prospects

The employer is keen to invest in his work-force and intends creating a full-time role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You will be on your feet for most of the working day and working outside in all weathers!

About the employer

A family run farm and business. The Rayner family has been farming in the Colnbrook area since the reign of Elizabeth I. In 1945, the family purchased Berkyn Manor Farm & Manor House in Horton, together with 60 acres of land (the site of Berkyn Manor was also the home to the famous poet, Milton, and his parents from 1632 to 1638). In 1954, J Rayner & Sons Ltd was founded from the original farming partnership.


J Rayner & Sons Ltd


Manor Farm

Stanwell Road




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Training provider

Diploma in level 2 Agriculture

English and Maths unless exempt

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Employment rights and responsibilities

Day released to Berkshire College of Agriculture

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture


Sophie Robinson 01628827438

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017