Work For Us

Our main farm is at Elmhurst, near Lichfield but we grow our crops on several satellite sites in the area. Our cropping area exceeds 100 ha.
In the peak of our season we employ over 250 people. Our work starts in January with planting and husbandry tasks. Crops are harvested between April and November, as most are grown under tunnels there is less risk of rain damage spoiling the crop for picking.
Working in the field can be physically and mentally hard, especially in adverse weather conditions. Many jobs involve bending and lifting so you need to be physically fit, motivated, and prepared to work hard.

Working in raspberry field

Brexit and right to work

  • As from 1st January 2021 the free movement of people between the UK and EU has ended and all non-UK nationals wanting to work in the UK will require a permit or a visa for work.
  • If you are an EU national who worked in the UK in 2020, you are still able to apply for settlement to continue working the UK. You must apply before the 30th June 2021.
    Apply here for the EU Settelement Scheme
  • If you have already applied for your settlement status, you must be able to prove your 'Pre-settled' or 'Settled' status to your employer.
  • After 1 January 2021, all EU citizens who have not worked in the U.K. before will be subject to the same immigration rules as non-EU/EEA people and they will be required to apply for a visa with the Home Office approved operators or employer (skilled workers only) to be able to work in the UK.

We will continue to provide the required support for everyone who chooses to work at New Farm.

Careers at New Farm

  • We aim to offer you a memorable experience from the moment you join us. Upon arrival you will be given a full induction and all the relevant training you require. You will be provided with your own good quality, low-cost accommodation in one of our mobile homes if required. We will make sure you are fully supported throughout your time at our farm, in a fair and safe working environment.
  • We want you to have a good experience and the opportunity to earn money. Many of the jobs are paid using a piece rate system, meaning the more productive you are, the more money you earn. When picking berries, you will be expected to pick a minimum number of kilos per hour.
  • We firmly believe in helping you develop and progress within our business. Whilst you may join us at a basic level, there are always opportunities for those who wish to improve their skills or specialise, opening the door to more specific knowledge and leadership roles.
  • Check our current Vacancies
  • Our success is your success, and we aim to reward those who work hard and show consideration for others.

Strawberry Picker
Caravan site in winter

How to apply for a seasonal job?

  • If you are a UK national, please, send your cv and covering letter to our e-mail
  • If you are an EU national with a settled/pre-settled status, please, send your cv covering letter and share the code proving your status to our e-mail
  • If you are an EU national without a settled/pre-settled status or non-EU national, you will require a visa to be able to work for us so please contact one of our recruitment partners.
Asparagus

Asparagus

April - Mid June

Asparagus is grown on the ground, in raised soil beds. You must bend during all the tasks required for asparagus production. Asparagus cutting is organised in teams, normally 4 persons per team.

Strawberries

Strawberries

May - October

All our strawberries are grown on table tops under plastic tunnels. During all production tasks you will be required to stand. Strawberry picking is organised in teams, normally 4 persons per team.

Raspberries

Raspberries

Late May - October

Raspberries are grown under plastic tunnels in compost pots, canes can grow up to 2m high. All production tasks require standing with some bending. Raspberry picking is organised in teams, normally 4 persons per team.

Blueberries

Blueberries

Mid June - October

Blueberries are grown under plastic tunnels in compost pots or soil. We grow high bush varieties. All production tasks require standing with some bending. Blueberry picking is organised in teams, normally 4 persons per team.

Cherries

Late June - July

Cherries are grown under plastic tunnels on trees, in soil. All production tasks require standing. Cherry picking is organised in teams, normally 4 persons per team.

  • All
  • Soft Fruits
  • Stone Fruits
  • Vegetables
Strawberries

Soft Fruits

Strawberries
May - October

asparagus

Vegetables

Asparagus
April - Mid June

raspberries

Soft Fruits

Raspberries
Late May - October

cherries

Stone Fruits

Cherries
Late June - July

blueberries

Soft Fruits

Blueberries
Mid June - October

Soft Fruits

Packhouse

Asparagus Packhouse

Asparagus

Asparagus Packhouse

Strawberry Picking

Soft Fruits

Strawberry picking

Cherry orchard in a blossom

Stone Fruits

Cherry Blossom

Asparagus Cutting

Asparagus

Asparagus Cutting

Blueberry prunning

Soft Fruits

Blueberry Pruning

Raspberry Picking

Soft Fruits

Raspberry picking

Raspberry Planting

Soft Fruits

Raspberry Planting

Strawberry Planting

Soft Fruits

Strawberry planting

Tunnels skinning

Soft Fruits

Tunnels Skinning

Table Tops Building

Soft Fruits

Table Tops Building

New Farm peacock

New Farm Pet

Peacock

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to have any previous experience of similar jobs?

    No, but this will be an advantage. However, we have many workers that have never worked in this area before. Our requirements are that you must be physically able to do the job, motivated and prepared to work hard. We will provide you with the necessary training and support.

  • If you require accommodation, you will live in mobile homes, which you will share with others. Everyone will be expected to prepare and cook their own meals including making sandwiches etc. and drinks to be used when working. We do not provide cooking and eating utensils, all such items you should bring with you or purchase locally.

  • You should bring with you the following:
    bedding (sleeping bag or quilt, pillow & bed sheet)
    towel & toiletries
    kitchen utensils (plate, mug, cutlery, pan etc.)
    work clothes, work shoes, waterproofs
    travel insurance (optional)
    travel documents and contact details
    enough money till your first pay (approx £100.00).
    If you prefer you can purchase some of above items in a local supermarket when you arrive.

  • The minimum you will be paid is the National Living Wage. This hourly rate is set by the British Government and changes on 1st April each year. We pay the top rate to all workers regardless of age. You will earn bonus if you exceed daily targets.

  • You must get a permission from management in advance to bring/buy your own car. If you are given permission, you will need to bring the following car documents to the farm office when you arrive on the farm or purchase a car:
    Vehicle registration certificate
    MOT certificate
    Insurance certificate
    Driving Licence

    Ask for a permission to bring your own car here

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