Field Trials Assistant

Cowlinge near Newmarket
Range £19,760 - £23,920 depending on experience
26 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

Field Trials Assistant

Saaten Union UK Ltd is an established plant breeding / seed production and field trials company based at Cowlinge near Newmarket in Suffolk.  An opportunity has developed for a new role within our field team.  We are looking to appoint a full time Field Trials Assistant to be involved in developing and trialling new varieties of Cereals, Pulses and other crops.

This is a practical role and duties expected to be completed as an example would be, basic field work, plot drilling, marking out of field trials, data capture, record keeping, machine operation of agricultural and plot equipment and development of their own skill sets to enhance the trials team (for e.g., plot combine driving).  Training will be provided where appropriate.  There may be some office-based duties during the year.

We are an official operator of National and Recommended List Trials both at our Suffolk base and in North Lincolnshire.


Skills required: -

  • Be practical, enthusiastic, self-motivated and a good communicator.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Be prepared to work longer hours when needed (paid overtime).
  • Hold a full driving license


Experience / Knowledge Required: -

  • Practical agricultural experience (preferably with field trials)
  • Knowledge of the agricultural industry and crops
  • Practical experience of agricultural machinery operation
  • A good level of literacy, numeracy and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • An agricultural qualification would be an advantage.
  • A competitive package is available

Application is by letter and C.V. to Saaten Union UK,

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