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Work Placements

From time to time we are contacted by BASE France and other organisations with requests for work experience for agricultural students or job seekers. Please refer to the links for candidates and placements/jobs if any of these are of interest. These will be removed after 3 months in the hope that a placement or work has been found. If BASE UK members wish to advertise a placement/work – please email details to Rebecca on

Sheep Grazing

Added: 27-Jan-2022

Sheep Grazing: I am looking for an arable farmer who would like to include sheep in their rotation, by growing grass and herbal Leys, as well as cover crops for winter grazing.  No infrastructure would be required, with electric fencing and a mobile handling system being used. 

Since graduating from Harper Adams 4 years ago I have gained significant experience of running sheep on an integrated system.  As a combine and drill operator I have also seen the significant benefits of the sheep firsthand, with improved soil structure, yield benefits and black grass now at extremely low levels. 

Any location would be considered, although South Warwickshire would be preferred.  Many thanks

Peter – Tel: 07814 264416 or email: 

Please share with anyone you think may be interested.

Assistant Farm Manager Required - Bedfordshire

Added: 29-Nov-2021

Whitbread Farms is a 3000ac family-owned farming business in central Bedfordshire, farmed with Regenerative Agriculture principles at its heart. The main enterprise is arable, supported by a native breed beef suckler herd and expansive environmental schemes.

This exciting new position offers a blend of genuine management responsibility coupled with hands on farming. The successful candidate will work alongside the Farm Manager at both day to day and strategic levels. A proactive training policy will ensure personal development.

The successful applicant will be reliable, conscientious and self- motivated and will have;
• A passion for profitable, broad acre carbon negative farming
• A willingness to think for themselves and the ability to challenge convention
• Good knowledge and experience of practical farming operations
• PA1 and PA2 are essential
The position offers a competitive salary and package including accommodation.

For more information and to apply, please email 

Closing date 14th December 2021

Odyssée Agri (France)

Added: 1-Jul-2021

Odyssée Agri is working in France to place young farmers to have working experience abroad. I can have very different profiles. For your information, you can click on the following link and especially on the British flag to get the English version : or

On the other side, our goal is to develop the inbound program.

Indeed, Odyssée Agri will extend the activity by hosting young farmers in our network. There are various opportunities. We have already started to do it and the enthusiasm within cereal industry is very high.

Applicants are employed and get the conventional wage. For someone coming from outside Europe, he or she could come under the working holiday visa (eligible countries only).

In your network, you may know people interested by such experience. They are free to make contacts in order to get better introduction. This exchange allows Odyssée Agri to find the best opportunity available for a potential applicant. If this is of interest, please follow the links in the first paragraph of this article.