Agriculture and forestry

We've linked to key resources about graduate careers in agriculture and forestry

Use this page as your starting point for finding out about working in this sector. 


These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas, such as agriculture and forestry.  They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Environment and Agriculture (Prospects)

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors.

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • typical responsibilities in the role 

  • average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • entry requirements 

  • career progression 

  • professional bodies 

  • typical employers  

  • where to look for vacancies 

Agricultural consultant

Farm manager

Field trials officer

Soil scientist

Forest / woodland manager


Scottish Forestry - job profiles and vacancies

Forestry and Land Scotland - includes vacancies


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