Vacancies on the Estate

Harvest Student Opportunities 2020

Elveden is a 22,500-acre country estate, of which over 10,000 acres is farmland. We are a diverse farming business and operate on 9,500 acres of silt land. Wherever possible we invest in the latest technology and equipment to enhance and challenge our team to continually improve their skills.


Our farming business operates across 4 separate geographic areas, and we are looking for summer students on three of those sites. We have vacancies for students in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire. We are seeking applicants who are currently studying Agriculture at any level, but with a focus on arable, root vegetable or technical.


You will be given exposure to various aspects of our business gaining hands on experience from field operations to the loading and transporting of produce for grading and storage.


This is a varied role, students displaying a real aptitude, passion and enthusiasm, may be given the opportunity to receive further training on more specialised equipment.


We are looking for applicants with a full driving licence, team player and ability to work in with others. During the height of the season you will need to be adaptable and flexible with regards to your working hours to include weekends.


Commencing mid-July through to September/October depending on educational commitments. This will give you invaluable experience and an insight in to working on a commercial farm enabling you to develop key practical skills and knowledge.


Basic pay is £8.20per hour up to 40hours with overtime being paid at time and a quarter.

Accommodation is available at a nominal fee.


As a progressive business, for those who have demonstrated the keys skills, aptitude and attitude we look for, there may be opportunities for permanent positions and invitations to return in following seasons.


Interested? Please contact us with a covering letter or CV to in the first instance.

Placement Opportunity

Elveden is a 22,500-acre country estate, and is home to a progressive, innovative agricultural business. We farm over 10,000 acres of the Estate in addition to 9,500 acres of silt land. Wherever possible we invest in the latest technology and equipment to enhance and challenge our team to continually improve their skills.


This position is for a current University Student seeking an opportunity in their placement year.

Job Title Operation, Technical and Basic Agronomy  trainee

Based at Elveden Farms Ltd Elveden Norfolk IP24 3TQ

We are offering a unique opportunity for somebody looking to experience both the operational, technical  and an insight into the agronomy side of root vegetable and combinable crop production.

The position will start at a practical level helping secure the combinable crop and then root vegetable harvests. The type of practical tasks experienced at this stage will depend on the level of tractor driving skills you currently possess or are able to demonstrate. There will also be opportunity to work within our pre- and post-harvest technical team learning about crop quality and meeting customer specifications and expectations.

For the next cropping year, you will be able to experience field visits with our technical team and independent agronomists , plus build your understanding of the challenges faced at different crop stages. There will also be the chance to further refine your machine operation skills as we move into the second harvest.

If you are looking for a rounded experience and taste of both technical and practical crop production, and are a good communicator, keen to learn and looking to be part of a forward-thinking team, then this is the job for you. We won’t be put off by your current practical or agronomic skill set, so please get in touch as we can tailor the role to most people.

Company description.

  • Total Estate area – 9,100ha

  • Farmed area – 3,900ha

  • Remaining area – Breckland heathland, forestry, permanent grass, buildings and roads

  • Salary notes; - Pay is hourly with overtime as appropriate. Rate of pay will be dependent on applicant’s ability and aptitude.

  • Accommodation is available at a nominal fee


Interested? Please contact us with a covering letter or CV to in the first instance.

Vacancies at The Elveden Inn

Front of House

The Elveden Inn is seeking experienced Front of House team members – with the WOW factor! Duties will include all aspects of customer service – table waiting, drinks and bar service, greeting and seating and anything that is required to ensure our guests have the excellent and fun experience they expect. Previous experience is advantageous but full training will be given to the right candidates. Essential qualities include personality, flexibility, team player, reliability and a genuine desire to work hard, have fun and take advantage of what is a great long term career opportunities. Only those with passion for people and exceptional service need apply! Immediate start available – exceeds national minimum wage.

Email a letter of application and CV to Nick Maitland, General Manager:

Kitchen Porter

Exceptionally high standard of work required for this very busy country Inn, keen attention to detail is a must. This is a very diverse position that is integral to the running of the business. You will be working as part of the kitchen team. Dedication to be the best you can be is a fundamental requirement of this position.

  • Hours 30-40, 5 days per week

  • Ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible

  • Collect and wash up pots and pans

  • Clean food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery

  • Unload food and equipment deliveries

  • Keep the storeroom organised

  • Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised

Email a letter of application and CV to Nick Maitland, General Manager:

Vacancies at The Courtyard

Part-time Kitchen Porter Job

The Elveden Courtyard are looking for a Kitchen Porter to join our small and friendly team for part-time work, covering sickness, holiday and during our busy periods.


So, what do we expect from you?

  • Passion for your job & drive to work hard

  • Team player

  • Can do attitude

  • Willing to learn

  • Reliability

  • Flexibility


Benefits of this role include:

  • No split shifts

  • Normal work hours are 8.30am-4.30pm

  • Working in a unique team with amazing chances for learning and developing

  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Sunday 27th & Monday 28th December

  • Staff discount for use in our Courtyard Restaurant & Shops

  • Uniform provided


If you would like to join our small friendly team please send your CV with a covering letter to;


Elveden Farms Ltd

London Road

Elveden, Thetford

IP24 3TQ

Office Opening Times

Mon - Fri


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