Agriculture

Bishop Burton College is the perfect place to launch a career in agriculture.

We have a range of courses at different levels which all include practical duties and work experience placements, meaning students develop the necessary skills to go straight into the industry in a variety of roles.

Our students work on the College's own 360-hectare farm, which is split between arable and grassland for livestock including sheep, dairy and beef, as part of their preparation for a farming career. They also take part in national competitions, such as Cereals Challenge and Farm Planner of the Year, the College's own Stockmanship show and major public events such as Lambing Sunday and Open Farm Sunday.

Agriculture students also use the latest technology in their studies, including tractor and combine simulators and drones to evaluate crop growth management, among other things.

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Agriculture Overview

You’ll get chance to work on our farm and with external businesses to boost your employability when you’re ready to join the industry full-time.

Our tutors have strong agricultural experience and are specialist industry experts who employ real-time market intelligence. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Being part of a UK Centre of Agricultural Excellence
  • Numerous field trips, visits and high-profile guest speakers
  • Competitions like Stockmanship and external competitions
  • First-class facilities and technology.

One of the College's main strengths is its exceptional industry partnerships in the agricultural sector. These partnerships, including with Agrii, Asda, Dunbia, Cranswick and the ABP Food Group, provide valuable work experience and career opportunities, with many students securing jobs with these leading companies at the end of, and even during their studies.

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