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Fruit Pickers

  • Job Location

    Farm locations throughout the UK

  • Start date

    May onwards

  • Duration

    1-4 months

  • Job Benefits

    £9-11 per hour plus productivity bonuses and accommodation may be available




Description

Fruit picking jobs involve working outside in the orchards, picking fruit such as cherries, plums, apples and pears. Picking is performed standing up, many farms have invested in picking rigs and platforms to make harvest operations easier.

All farms are following government guidelines on social distancing for those working on farms.

Workers can live on the farm or travel in daily depending on your particular circumstances and the farm’s situation. All farms have good standards of accommodation which may be available to workers. They are usually permanent caravan style accommodation sleeping three or four people per unit. The charge for the accommodation is set at a maximum £57.40 per week for 2020, making it good value compared to private sector.

Pay varies depending on the specific job role, but hourly pay is underpinned by the national living wage or the national minimum wage and many jobs have a productivity bonus too. This means typical hourly pay ranges from £9.00 to £11.00 per hour and can be higher with earnings of up to £14 per hour being achievable for some staff.

Requirements

Previous experience is not required as full training will be given. 

A certain level of fitness is required for picking jobs. You will need to be able to walk through orchards and pick the fruit by hand.

About us

We are British Apples & Pears – a dynamic organisation of apple and pear growers who work together to supply a delicious, high quality and sustainably-grown British crop, year after year.

As a result of the business impact of COVID-19, we

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