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Are you looking for seasonal work? Do you like the English countryside in late summer and autumn? Do you like working outside?
Supervisors and Pickers Wanted
Stocks Farm is looking for seasonal labour for the 2018 harvest from the end of August to the middle of October and you could help. We harvest nearly 2,000 bins of eating apples as well as hops and cider apples on our 200 acre farm. We are in beautiful countryside with rolling hills and gorgeous views in the middle of the village of Suckley, Worcestershire in the West Midlands, about an hour south of Birmingham. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming, there is a good community spirit and plenty to do here including walking, cycling and visiting the local car boot sales. If you like beer, there are a couple of local pubs, and a working brewery which is actually here on the farm!
We are looking for supervisors for the 2018 eating apple harvest to work from the end of August to the middle of October. If you live in the UK, or want to come to UK to work for the harvest, are on a Gap year, are a university student or if you are just looking for some part-time work during the late summer and autumn, please contact Jo Williams on 01886 884202 to discuss the job in more detail.
Essential requirements are:
- excellent English
- excellent communication skills
- ability to motivate and manage a team of between 6 and 18 people
- ability to work long hours with a degree of flexibility to cope with changing weather conditions
- ability to follow policies and procedures
- high standards and an attention to detail
- ability to work closely with the Farm Manager
We are also looking for apple pickers who need to have the same attributes although a basic understanding of English is acceptable. We have pickers who have been coming here for a significant number of years, some of them for over 10 years and this year, 2 people celebrated their 20th anniversary here! This year, we have teamed up with Fruitful Jobs to recruit as they bring workers to many local farms so you could spend some time here and some time on other farms in the area picking different crops.
There is some accommodation here on the farm and some (pictures below), which Fruitful Jobs organise near Ledbury.
For more information and all details on pay, insurance and everything else you need to know about working here please click on www.fruitfuljobs.com