Farm Operative

Title Farm Operative
Categories Ashford
Salary NMW
Location Canterbury
Job Information

MC Personnel are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced Farm Operative for our client based just outside Canterbury.

They have a small site, but grow a wide range of crops including Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Herbs, Beans, Courgettes, Squash, Lettuce, Salad Leaves, Kale, Leeks and Carrots. All the crops grown under glass and polythene are kept clean of pests using Biological Control. They use no insecticides or herbicides, relying on ground cover fabric and hard work to control the weeds.

This is a temporary position for a four week period, although this could be extended until the end of the season for the right candidate. The hours of work are Monday – Friday 0730-1600 hours.

Standard duties will include:
Picking Fruit/Vegetables in an agricultural environment
Grading fresh produce according to ripeness and size whilst avoiding cross contamination
Operating machinery as and when required (full training provided)
Inspection of crops by hand
General Housekeeping / Husbandry as require

Successful applicant must have:
Flexibility as you may need to work additional hours at short notice to meet the demands of the business
Experience of fruit/vegetable picking
Experience of Horticultural Husbandry

For an immediate telephone interview, please send your CV or a covering letter detailing your previous experience.

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