This application for is for UK residents or those with the rights to work in the UK only.

If you are based outside the UK you will need to apply to our programmes via a local partner. For information on which countries we work with and which partner organisations we work with in those countries please visit: https://www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk/about-our-agents.

The government’s portal Pick for Britain has a list of all agencies and farms that are recruiting seasonal labour in 2021. If you are looking for a role immediately we recommend you visit the Pick for Britain website (https://pickforbritain.org.uk) or find a local farm in your local area and contact them directly.

Process

We shortlist applicants based on their experience, skills, motivation, preferences and availability. When you apply we ask you for your preferences relating to location, ability to travel, preference for living arrangements, availability to start, period of availability and what additional skills and experiences you may have. 

If you are successful with your application and online interview questions, we will hold you on our database and share your details with our network of farms. These farms can then select candidates that suit their roles and will contact you directly regarding potential jobs. 

If candidates have very narrow preferences it will be harder to find a suitable role and they may not be contact for any roles – this is especially the case with candidates who are unable to commit to longer term contacts, those who have indicated they cannot travel to a farm, and those who are unable to live on a farm whilst working there.

The successful completion of our application form does not guarantee a job. We can only share your profile (and applicant form) with our farms networks. If you have an questions about the process please email [email protected]

At present the vast majority of roles on UK farms start from now onwards. Harvesting crops on placements require a minimum commitment of between 12 weeks to 6 months, and you could be offered roles anywhere in the UK.

If you would like to apply please complete our online application and interview form. Please note that by completing the application form you are giving Concordia permission to share your details with our farms network: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UKApplicationForSeasonalWork

The Roles

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 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. You will be paid whilst you complete this training. 

To find out more about life on a farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOs5msZiLIQ

Rest assured, all farms, many of which have open fields, are following the correct procedures around safe working conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic. Ensuring workers' safety is our top priority. You can be safe in the knowledge that every site has been inspected by us, to ensure that it abides by the highest ethical and legal standards.