Recruitment

If you would like to work for one of our farms please see instructions below.

Farms Currently Recruiting

Please contact farms directly using the details below to enquire about jobs.

J G LANG & SON

J G Lang & Son is a family run arable and seasonal fruit farm situated on the west side of Cupar in Fife, Scotland, approximately 18km west of St Andrews and 65km north of Edinburgh.  Three km away in the local town of Cupar there are three large supermarkets, post office and other shops, public swimming pool, leisure facilities and a local library.We grow all table-top strawberries for easy picking under cover, some raspberries, cherries and blueberries all within 500m of the accommodation.  Tunnel work/fruit picking starts in April when we offer a variety of job opportunities to the end of the season. Regular and overtime pay rates are in accordance with the Agricultural Wages Order.

We offer a high standard of accommodation in fully contained cottages and caravans and take great pride in the welfare of our workers with some people having worked with us for more than 10 seasons.

  • Each unit is fully furnished and equipped with cooking utensils etc.
  • Pillows and sheets are provided.
  • There is a weekly charge which includes rent, weekly supermarket trips and facilities such as laundry and internet.
  • We can offer accommodation to couples and always try to keep friends together.

      

Contact Us

J G Lang & Son
Hilton of Carslogie
Cupar
Fife
KY15 4NG

Tel: 00 44 1334 652113
Fax: 00 44 1334 656710

Fruit Manager:  Adriana Kuczawska

Mobile tel no: 07763 308930

e-mail: langhoc@aol.com

web address: www.jglangandson.com

East Seaton Farm is one of the leading growers of soft fruit in Scotland.

It is a family business owned by Lochart and Debbie Porter. East Seaton was formed in 1991 as a soft fruit farm. Since then, production has expanded and continues to do so, as new systems and plant varieties are implemented to ensure continuous production of high quality fruit for 6 months of the year.

East Seaton Farm is part of the grower group Angus Growers and is cooperating with Angus Soft Fruits, a company specialising in the production and sale of soft fruit.

The farm comprises 400 acres of grade 2 sandy silt loam soil, on which barley, potatoes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are grown.

As a producer of the finest quality fruit, East Seaton supplies the major supermarkets in UK.

 

The farm provides work and accommodation for over 400 workers during the season and 20 permanent staff. Season starts in late April as one crop is finishing the other is reaching peak and this continues until November.

Accommodation is in caravans based on the farm. There are facilities such as a laundrette, games room, football pitch, TV room and BBQ areas.

The farm is located in Arbroath on the East Coast of Scotland. Arbroath is in the county of Angus and is 17 miles (25km) east of Dundee. The farm is surrounded by Seaton Cliffs Nature Trail, beautiful red sandstone cliffs and the North Sea. Arbroath is a bustling seaside town which is still home to an active fishing industry, and there are many restaurants, pubs and shops on hand. The local delicacy, the Arbroath Smokie (traditionally smoked haddock), is not to be missed.

The town is dominated by Arbroath Abbey, where the famous Declaration of Arbroath (signifying Scotland’s independence from England) was signed in 1320. The Signal Tower Museum is well worth a visit, and there are also several operators who organise pleasure cruises or fishing trips out of Arbroath harbour.

CONTACT

East Seaton Farm
Arbroath
DD11 5SD
Angus
Scotland

email: info@eastseatonfarm.co.uk

Or apply online at: www.eastseatonfarm.co.uk

 

W. A. Porter Carmichael Farm

Carmichael fruit growers was started in 1995 by Willie and Angus Porter.

We grow strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.

  • All our strawberries are grown under cover on table-tops for easy picking.
  • Work includes picking, planting, tunnel construction and husbandry work.
  • We employ approximately 160 people in our temporary workforce.
  • 6-8 hours per day – working hours can vary depending on weather conditions and crop availability.
  • Most work is piecework. Meaning if you pick above the standard per hour you will get a bonus. The more you pick the more you earn.

 

Accommodation:

Residential caravans offered to workers who wish to stay onsite.

  • Static caravan (sleeps 4-6 people; 2 people share a room)
  • Bedrooms – 2 people share (no bedding is supplied for hygiene reasons)
  • Living room (seating and eating area)
  • Kitchen (cooker; fridge; pots; pans; plates; bowls and cutlery)
  • Bathroom (toilet; shower and sink)
  • We offer a launderette, games room with free wi-fi, football field and a gym.

 

Leisure:

  • Easy access to local bus service for shopping trips
  • Hog roast farm party
  • Trip to Nae limits – white water tubing, Adrenalin Shot Canyoning

Get in touch to join our team:

  • Carmichael Farm
  • Longforgan
  • Dundee
  • DD2 5HW

 

  • Telephone: 01382 360955
  • email: info@carmichaelfarm.co.uk

East Scryne Farm is a family business owned by James and William Porter.

We are growing strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, potatoes, wheat and barley.

 

We employ over 250 seasonal workers and 16 permanent staff.

East Scryne Farm is located on East Coast of Scotland , near Carnoustie.

 

Accommodation for seasonal workers is available in static caravans, if required.

There is a small farm shop located onsite where you can get our fresh fruit and try delicious coffee and ice creams (eastscrynefruit.co.uk).

If you would like to get more information or to apply for seasonal job please contact us:

 

WH Porter

East Scryne Farm

Carnoustie

Angus

DD7 6LL 

 

Tel. 01241852895

Email: recruitment@eastscryne.co.uk (Monika)

Facebook: WH Porter Scryne Farms

 

 

 

Accommodation

  • Caravan units accommodate either 4 or 6 workers. 2 or 3 bedrooms in each caravan. Rooms are shared with another person.
  • All caravans have kitchen and bathroom.
  • Accommodation is £49/week, per person, due to increase in April 2019.

If due to weather there are not enough earnings in a week, we will offer a reduction

in accommodation costs as it follows:

  • £0 – £80 free accommodation
  • £80.01 – £150 ½ of the full price

 Workers must bring bedding and blankets or sleeping bags!

  • Caravans are equipped with cutlery, pots, pans, plates and cups.
  • Gas is charged at a cost. Price per bottle is £50. Cost of gas is shared between the inhabitants of a caravan
  • Electricity cards can be purchased for £10 and the price is shared between the

inhabitants of a caravan.

  • NO damage deposit will be deducted from the wages, but if any damage is done to the property, worker will be liable for the reparation costs.

INSIDE THE CARAVANS

      

THE CARAVAN CAMP

GYM/TRAINING ROOM                                                                                                                  RECREEATION ROOM TV AND FREE WI-FI

Crops

FRUITS

  • Strawberries both table tops and on the floor (only 15% of the total fruit area)
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

VEGGIES

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Cabbage

 All fruits are picked individual and all veggies in teams!

 The Farm has two pack-houses one for vegetables and one for fruits. Only a small   number of people are needed for the pack-house. Most of the workers are                 going to pick fruits and harvest vegetables. Other jobs available are: planting, tunnel building or preparing crops before and after the picking season.

TABLE TOP STRAWBERRIES

GROUND STRAWBERRIES

  

BROCCOLI HARVEST AND PACKING

KALE HARVESTING

PAY

  • Payslip every Tuesday
  • Farm uses “on farm banking” and pays CASH on request every Friday!
  • Most of the work is on piece-work, but wages made up to minimum agricultural wage for Scotland, currently £7.83/h and £11.74/h overtime, which starts over 48 hours a week.
  • Holiday pay 28 days a year, “12 weeks average” calculation.

GENERIC INFO

  • Tuesdays free shopping trips to CO-OP in the nearest village
  • MOBILE FOOD SHOP ON THE PREMISES
  • Workers can purchase: burgers, hot-dogs, French fries and other hot foods and drinks.

  • East-European Food Shop available on the Farm premises!

 

CONTACT US

 

Cairnie Fruit Farm

The farm is situated in a beautiful area of Fife, 2 km from Cupar.  The town has many shops, supermarkets,Bars and a nightclub,parks and a swimming pool.  Also in the surrounding area is St.Andrews (8 miles), Dundee (10 Miles) and Edinburgh (1 hour by train or bus).

We have around 40 workers in the summer

Workers do a variety of tasks that may include planting, picking, packing, tunnel assembly and maintenance. We have variety of fruits and berries on the farm strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, red and blackcurrants and cherries and also Pumpkins. It is intended that full time work will usually be offered. Hours of work can be subject to alteration at different times of the year by mutual agreement. The farm would normally aim to work on a six days a week basis, crop, weather.

We also have a Cafe and farmshop, carniefruitfarm.co.uk.

Wages are paid every week in accordance with the terms of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Order to your UK bank account which we will help you to get.

We will provide you with accommodation on farm in mobile homes Between 2 to 4 sharing.   Communal cooking and laundry facilities are provided in the main farm buildings. WIFI is available in a communal kitchen.   The kitchen is fully equiped with all you need to provide your own meals farm also provides a table-tennis table, pool table, bbq and access to a football pitch at the Pick-Your-Own(after 5.00pm).

Please contact us for more information or to apply for a seasonal job

Email: cairniefarming@gmail.com

Alex Titov

(0044)7771896276

MAINS OF ERROL

Mains of Errol is owned by Karen Arnot

33 acres Strawberries

All table tops

213 acres Grain

10 Full time staff

25 – 30 Packhouse Workers

150 – 200 Seasonal Workers

  

WORK

Strawberry Picking

Leaves and flowers, runner cutting, weeding

Husbandry work

Planting

Tunnel Building

General Farm work

Packhouse work

All workers will be trained by staff who can communicate in English/Polish/Russian/Lithuanian/ Latvian/Bulgarian/Romanian.

Season starts in late May as one crop is finishing the other is reaching peak and this continues until October

WAGES

Weekly pay by bank transfer

If you don’t have a UK bank account, we’ll arrange it for you

National minimum wage

Holiday pay

On the farm we use a bonus system which means, the more you pick the more you earn. If you pick more than the minimum standard per hour you get bonus.

High earnings: £400-£450 / week

Average earnings: £250-350 / week

 

STANDARD OF WORK

The minimum standard is tray per hour needed to be picked. This is below the average tray per hour achieved by most pickers

For example: if average is 6 trays of strawberries per hour and you are picking 3 trays per hour you need to improve

If somebody does not meet the minimum standard we will retrain them, try them with other work, but if after 7 days they do not meet the required standard they must understand it becomes uneconomical for us to continue their employment

Training and techniques will be given at all times

 

HOURS OF WORK

Starting times vary according to crop and weather

Typical start time: 7.00 am

Typical finish time: 4:30pm

30 minutes break throughout the day (unpaid)

Some days we start early but this means we finish early

Average 39 hours per week

Days off vary to suit crop

ACCOMMODATION

Basic accommodation in static caravans

 4 – 6 workers / caravan

In each caravan:

 Living room (seating, heater, eating area)

Kitchen (cooker, fridge, pots and pans, plates and cutlery)

Bathroom (toilet, sink, shower)

2-3 Bedrooms (bedding is not supplied for hygiene reasons)

The farm complies with all necessary regulations required for accommodation of this type

Each caravan is fitted with smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector (tested weekly)

All caravans have safety certificates for gas and electric

   

FACILITIES

On site:

Washing area with washing machines and next freezers

Games room – pool table, table tennis, etc.

BBQ area

Football / Volleyball pitch

In Perth / Errol:

Library (free internet access)

Swimming pool

Leisure Centre

Gym

Perth College

Shopping Centre

Lidl, Tesco

Car boot sale

Museums

Scone Palace

Pubs and Restaurants

Train / bus station

MAINS OF ERROL

ERROL

PERTHSHIRE

PH2 7TE

SCOTLAND

 E-mail: jobs@wglenandson.farm

personnel@wglenandson.farm

Phone: 00 44 1821 642 878

Website: www.wglenandson.farm

 If you are interested in working with us please fill in the online application form on our website or follow the facebook link.

We pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries over an extended season between the beginning of June and September. We employ over 400 seasonal workers each year and we would like you to be part of our team. Although the work depends on the weather conditions, customer demand and external factors and it cannot be guaranteed, we are doing our best to provide our workers with jobs even during quieter times. All seasonal work is on a daily basis and workers are employed on a strictly casual basis.

Accommodation is available in static caravans for a modest fee,  if required. The camp has communal showers, toilets, laundry, kitchens, Wi-Fi room and communal areas for socializing, table football, pool …etc. Unfortunately, you might  not be allowed to stay in the accommodation if you are under 18years old.

The farm is located in central Scotland, close to the town of Alyth in Perthshire. Alyth has supermarket and shops, fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, post office, chemist, dental practice, health centre and some pubs. Blairgowrie has larger supermarkets (Tesco etc.), more shops and swimming pool, night clubs, etc.

Please contact us for more information or to apply for a seasonal job

Email: muirton@petermarshallfarms.com

Web: www.petermarshallfarms.com

Bankhead of Kinloch is farmed by the McLaren family (Messrs George McLaren- www.gmclaren.com). The farm is arable with the main crops being strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, potatoes and spring barley. The farm requires up to 125 people to harvest the soft fruit every summer as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are hand-picked into punnets to be sold in the major supermarkets throughout the UK. A large percentage of people that pick fruit on our farm are from Eastern Europe, working on the farm during their university summer holidays. Accommodation in fully serviced static caravans is offered to those coming to pick fruit.

Our fruit harvest season lasts for 6 months of the year – from May to October. Our busiest months are June, July and August. We are open to applicants from any country who can legally work in the UK, however it is an advantage if you can speak English. We currently organise and employ everyone working on our farm directly –  we do not use an agency.

For more information visit: https://www.mclarenfruitpicking.com/

Apply online: https://www.mclarenfruitpicking.com/how-to-apply

With the help of sunshine and Mother Nature’s pollinators we grow the tastiest strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

It is very important to us that we grow high quality produce on the farm. Our berries are extra special because they also pack a wonderful nutritional punch and are a special source of natural goodness.

18,000 meters of tunnels

220 tonnes harvested each year

500,000 punnets sold each year

Throughout our busy growing season Barra Berries employ 70 workers for our soft fruit operations and farm shop.

We hire people who are conscientious, enjoy the outdoors and take pride in their work.

To apply visit : https://www.barracastle.co.uk/barra-berries/seasonal-working/

Oaklands Fruit Farm

Established at the end of 2009 in the Vale of Evesham,an area famed for it’s horticultural produce throughout time, the soft fruit farm purpose is to grow and supply our customers with the best quality fruit in the UK growing season.
Directed by 4 fruit farmers, who are experts in their field. Oakland’s supply their customers with delicious strawberries and raspberries.
          

Contact Us

Oaklands Fruit Farm

Evesham Road

Pershore

Worcestershire

WR10 3JT

England

Tel: 01386 861503

e-mail: oaklandsfruit@gmail.com

web address: www.oaklandsfruitfarm.co.uk