GATEWAY ROLES AVAILABLE NOW

ANAEROBIC DIGESTOR PLANT AND CROP STORES OPERATOR

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LOCATION: CROPWELL BISHOP. 

SUITABLE FOR: An individual looking for their first role in arable.

CAREER POTENTIAL: This is  a gateway role which offers a fantastic learning experience. From here, either progress within the farm business or go on to further training or related work to build a career in commercial agriculture.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: The role offers a great deal of satisfaction for the right candidate  with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications. As the  candidate progresses in the role there will be increased autonomy.

PAY: £28k plus overtime

DETAILS: https://web.imployable.me/ or jobs@ruralink.org.uk

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

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LOCATION: CHELTENHAM

SUITABLE FOR: A junior logistics operator with telehandler experience and an interest in agriculture and/or science.

CAREER POTENTIAL: This is  a gateway role with a forces-friendly family company who are pushing technological and logistics development within the grain sector.

Either progress within the business or potentially take the experience gained here into a grain producer or analyst role to start developing  a career in commercial agriculture.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: The job would suit a sensible, mechanically minded person who is able to deal with numerous farm machinery.

PAY: negotiable plus vehicle

DETAILS: https://web.imployable.me/ or jobs@ruralink.org.uk

DAIRY FARM WORKER

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LOCATION: CHIPPENHAM.

SUITABLE FOR: An individual looking for part-time or full-time work and who likes routine.

CAREER POTENTIAL: 

This is a geatway role whcih will provide a real exposure to the way the dairy industry works. Either develop within the business, or move on to further training and develop a career leading to farm manager.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: One of the family is ex-Army who works part-time on the farm and is also  a Physical Trainer; he is very happy to talk to interested candidates  before they formally apply.

PAY: £8.50 per hour

DETAILS: https://web.imployable.me/ or jobs@ruralink.org.uk

RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS

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Fantastic Opportunity to take over an existing business

We have been approached by a gentleman who is actively seeking to start to hand over his business to the next generation.

He specifically wishes to consider ex-military personnel.


This opportunity would provide on-the-job training, business management mentoring and has plenty of scope for future expansion. 


If you would like to work outdoors, with long hours in spring particularly, get in touch and we will see about an initial interview, one week trial period and take it from there.


This really is a fantastic opportunity.

Voluntary Roles

Reservoir and well. Volunteers restored the site as a dew pond to provide a water source for sheep.

RURALINK CONSERVATION GROUP PROJECT MANAGER

RURALINK is establishing a veterans' conservation group to offer volunteering opportunities and experience to resettling personnel wanting to move into the sector. If you are interested in working on this project - which will offer plenty of opportunity to develop contacts and gain experience on several conservation projects and look great on your CV -  please get in touch.

This would suit an individual of any rank/service who can spare a few hours most weeks for a few months. You must be based in the south of England. Some expenses will be payable.

FWAG Volunteering

Every Tuesday and Wednesday a group of volunteers, led by a professional, undertake water conservation projects in Gloucestershire, often using traditional techniques. If you would like to gain some experience of coppicing, faggoting, dry stone walling, river-bank improvements, dew pond management and much, much more, get in touch. fiona@ruralink.org.uk

Rural Conservation Skills (nationally)

A brief online search for the area in which you intend to resettle will produce several groups with whom to volunteer, often with expenses paid and gain skills and experience - and a network - which will help you find professional opportunities and give you invaluable content for your CV and experiences and knowledge to set you up for a confident interview.


This page from the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will give you an idea of what you should be looking for.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND VOLUNTEERING

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Conservation management and skills training and experience building

The Farmers Wildlife Advisory Group - South West (FWAG-SW) is a real friend to the military community. FWAG understands that your CV needs to have experience built in and will try and give you the roles you need to work towards the qualifications and roles you want to gain.

They routinely host resettling personnel on work experience or in their volunteer programmes at the skills level or in supervisory roles (once sufficient experience has been gained).

This opportunity is compatible with GRT.

If you want to know more, please contact Fiona directly: fiona@ruralink.org.uk