Fruitful Jobs is the site to unearth a huge range of seasonal jobs for you and your friends to work throughout the year in Agriculture and Horticulture industries. 74% of the land surface in the UK is under agricultural production and there are almost 250,000 farm businesses, meaning the variety and opportunities are endless.
If you have an EU passport (except Romanian or Bulgarian - please see SAWS section), you can freely work in the UK.
Although we have jobs all through the year, the number of positions peaks over May and June. Many farms are looking for workers who can stay between 3 -6 months. Most of the farms we deal with are soft fruit farms, but we can also offer jobs with other crops and within other sectors of the industry.
For manual harvesting work (fruit picking) you do not need to have any experience, but you do need to understand that this is physically demanding work and you will be expected to pick to targets to maintain your employment.
If you have some experience in the industry or you can offer specific skills then there may be other jobs available apart from harvesting, we also have employers looking for permanent workers.
You can view jobs on a jobs board (just click the link 'jobs' at the top right of the page), or you can register your details directly with us.
Commonwealth nationals used to be able to obtain a working holiday maker visa that would allow them to enter the UK for between 1-2 years and work during their time to support their holiday. This visa is no longer available, but some commonwealth nationals (and others) still have options.
Points Based System - Youth Mobility Scheme
The UK now has a 5 tier points based system, and tier 5 is called the 'Youth Mobility Scheme', so far only Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand have signed up to the scheme, which allows nationals who have a sponsor (your government is your sponsor) of a certain age and meeting the required criteria to come to the UK and work. All applicants must be able to show they have funds of at least £1600 to be considered.
There is an annual allocation for each country who have signed up to the scheme and applications are taken until each countries quota has been used up.
You can get more information about how to apply at the UK Border Agency website:
Commonwealth nationals may still be able to obtain ancestral visas to which allow them to work in the UK, or you may have an EU passport which also allows you freedom to work in the UK (unless it is a Bulgarian or Romanian passport where restrictions still exist).