Covid-19

British Growers would like to direct you to the Government’s and Public Health England’s advice which can be found here. Please note that the guidance is being reviewed and updated regularly.

Stay safe

Pick For Britain

Looking to work on a UK Fruit & Veg farm?

From pickers and packers, to plant husbandry and tractor or forklift drivers, there are a wide range of roles available.

Visit Pick For Britain to find work in your area and help the UK to continue to deliver the best quality British Fruit & Veg for everyone to enjoy.

Recruitment – Seasonal Workers

To register your vacancy for Pick For Britain, click here.

 

Alternatively if you are looking for workers please liaise with the following recruitment companies specialising in placements to the fresh produce, agriculture, and horticultural industries for your requirements:

Concordia

Proforce

HOPs Labour Solutions

Recruitment – Advertising

Below are site that’s are offering free advertising services for UK farms to assist with recruitment of seasonal staff for the summer.

Season Workers can offer all UK farms, with strict biosecurity measures in place, the opportunity to advertise their fruit and veg picking jobs on www.seasonworkers.com free of charge, indefinitely, in order to help with their essential efforts to feed our country.

For more information please contact Nina Briggs on 01383 851166 or via nina@Seasonworkers.com

Have over 30,000 registered temp workers across the UK from students to full time jobbing workers. We would be happy to run a free marketing campaign for us this season. The easiest way to get involved is to contact tom.cape@grafternow.com or for your members to post the jobs on our website, then the job will automatically get sent out to relevant ‘grafters’ in their area looking for casual work: www.grafternow.com

Tailor Made is a local Agency that can help with staffing at this difficult time. We currently supply staff to:

  • Poultry Factories
  • Poultry Farming
  • Fruit and Veg Growers
  • Potato Processing Factories

We appreciate there is a severe shortage of Migrant workers but at the moment we have available staff that can help at this busy and unusual time for you.

E-mail oli.coe@tailormadeltd.co.uk
Web: www.tailormadesourcing.com
Tel: 01603 518339
Mobile: 07538 871315

CDS Labour Ltd supply their services throughout all of the UK.

Factory, Field, Packhouse, Nursery, Tractor and FL workers available.

CDS have a large pool of workers housed in our own accommodation facility, who can be transferred to work anywhere in the UK as required.

Also available are our mobile onsite recruitment solutions offices.

Contact:  Steve Buttery  │  Sales Account Manager

M: 07766563042

steve.buttery@cdslabour.co.uk

We are a specialist hospitality recruitment company based in central London. You are no doubt aware; the hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the Corona Crisis, we therefore find ourselves in a situation where we have an extensive data base of workers and no work to offer them. If you feel we might be able to assist I would be keen to continue the conversation.

 

Daniel Pennington

Daniel.pennington@berkeley-scott.co.uk

07920 571 848

Ethero is a ten year GLAA licensed ethical labour provider with significant experience of providing labour to growers and processors in food and horticulture. We supply staff for planting, lifting, grading, lining out, weeding, picking and packing in the Midlands. We have extensive social media presence in over 5000 groups throughout the UK including EU National specific groups and a network of European Consultants. Our candidate reach means we can generate high volumes at speed when required. We can communicate in English, Punjabi, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Russian. We are also members of ALP, SEDEX and Stronger Together trained and registered.

www.ethero.co.uk
elise.bailey@ethero.co.uk

Other organisations

CDS Labour Factory, Field and Nursery Workers www.cdslabour.co.uk 

Ethero Agri/hort sector Elise.bailey@ethero.co.uk 

Berkeley Scott hospitality recruitment- London based Daniel.pennington@berkeley-scott.co.uk

Surplus Produce – Routes to Market

An alternative route to market for growers is the ever-increasing box schemes, supplying consumers to their doors throughout the UK. Using locally grown fresh produce and creating the possibility to match suppliers with consumers.  They also aim to minimise food waste and use wonky veg, together with purchasing surplus product.  Being realistic, these outlets are not going to make up for the loss of major food service contracts, but may offer a route to market for smaller quantities of produce. As one of our major customers for fresh produce says – every little bit helps.