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We have 93 hectares of orchards which produce about 3,000 tonnes of fruit, which has to be picked by hand.  Harvest begins mid-August and finishes at the end of October.  Our pickers work in small teams, supported by a supervisor.  Fruit is picked into picking buckets (which can be heavy when full) and are emptied into fruit bins, which are moved around the orchard by picking trains.

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The job involves working in all weather conditions; it can be very hot in the Summer turning cold and wet very quickly.  Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing for these conditions.  Our pickers are paid weekly and provided with a detailed payslip showing earnings and deductions. PAYE Tax and National Insurance will be deducted in line with UK legislation.

 
Accommodation

We provide on-farm accommodation for our seasonal workers. Our accommodation has a variety of bedrooms to suit groups of 2, 3, 4 or 6  people per room. We have limited accommodation for couples.  There are communal kitchens, dining areas, lounge areas, and games facilities alongside a fully equipped internet room with WiFi throughout the building.

 

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We have separate toilet and shower facilities for men and women.  Bedding and kitchen equipment are all supplied.  Food shopping trips are organized at least once a week; our minibuses will take our pickers to the local supermarket where they can buy their groceries. There is sufficient fridge and freezer space for food storage for every room.

 
Testimonials

 

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Diana, 26 years old, from Portugal

 

As a university student looking for new challenges and in need for a summer job, I saw in Robert Mitchell Farms the perfect combination of the adventure of an international experience with the opportunity to earn some money.

I return to my country not only with more money but also with some good memories, a few more friends and the feeling of achievement for having been able to carry out a hard work.

 

 

Vilmantas, 19 years old, from Lithuania

 

I came here to work, see Great Britain, learn more about this culture, improve my English skills. I was living here for six weeks. Accommodation is very comfortable, because it have two big kitchens and a lot of fridges so you always have a place where to keep it and you can cook at any time. The biggest impression was that about fifty people was living here and everyone was following the rules like after 22:00 nobody makes noise.

 

About work. Work difficulty depends on people, for some people this job wasnít hard, for some it was very hard. For me this job wasnít so hard. This job is perfect for people who donít afraid work, because there are a lot of days that you got piecework so if you work fast you can earn more money than usual.

 

Iím glad that I came here, I earn money, met a lot of cool people, saw Great Britain and I got useful experience.

 

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Madara, 25 years old, from Latvia

My friends from university suggested me to come here when they had already worked here for 2 seasons so I came here and this is already my 3rd season.

My first impression about fruit picking was: Oh my, this is very hard job! First season wasnít easy but it was worth it. I meet so many nice, friendly and interesting people from different countries. So in the end it was fun to go to work with my team mates and live with them together in accommodation.

Definitely, this is very good opportunity to earn good money in only 2 months. So if you decide to come here you will not regret it!

Have fun,

Madara

Mikus, 25 years old, from Latvia

Hello! My name is Mikus, I am 25 years old and I am from Latvia.

When I was young, crazy and still handsome I decided to look for a work possibilities in UK. So I got here and for a 100% I donít regret it; great job conditions, great farm leading staff Ė Mr Robert, Ms Carol and Rob, friendly working mates, excellent table tennis and great money that can be earned here in season of just 2 months.

I have worked here already 5 seasons and looking forward to come here again.

Best wishes to everyone,

Mikus

 
How to apply

 

Please note that we are now fully booked for the 2017 harvest. We begin taking applications for the 2018 harvest in January 2018.

 

We use two recruitment agencies to fill most of the places on our farm. Interviews and selection takes place in a number of European cities and this is often the most secure and reliable method of application.

Please use the following links to contact our agencies:

Concordia

AG Recruitment

If you are eligible to work in the UK you can apply directly by using the Contact tab.  You may be asked to attend an interview in the UK at your own expense.

 


 

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