Help Feed the Nation

Feed the Nation is an initiative started and run by Concordia, HOPS and Fruitful (the Alliance of ethical providers of labour in the UK).

Please note all our roles for April are currently filled – but we are accepting applications from people looking for work from May onwards.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, UK farms have a shortage of seasonal labour to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables. We are calling for workers to apply for these paid positions on local farms across the UK. We are working with as part of the UK’s Alliance of Ethical Labour Providers. Concordia, HOPS and Fruitful all operate to ensure the very best in participant experience and ethics – and we have partnered together to help find motivated individuals to help Feed the Nation.

Working on farms can be tough – it can be hard work, long hours, early starts, in sometimes difficult weather conditions. We want to be open and honest with you. You will be at least paid minimum wage and many farms pay National Living Wage or more, depending on how much fruit and/or vegetables you harvest, and the role you do on the farm. All roles offered through us come with training, which can last up to three weeks to give you the best chance of maximising your income whilst on a farm placement.

The government has announced that anyone working on a farm is a key worker. This means that you will be able to travel to your place of work, and once you are there. You will also, where there is still space, qualify for childcare normally via local schools.

At present roles will be starting on UK farms from early May onwards – harvesting crops on placements from 6 weeks to 6 months, all over the UK. There are also roles on key farms in the next fortnight harvesting asparagus, harvesting beans and preparing strawberry and raspberry plants. We also need workers with additional skills – such as tractor drivers and those able to operate heavy machinery.

To find out more about life on a farm watch Life on a Concordia farm

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