Employers have contacted SRUC about the following vacancies, to share with SRUC alumni. For further information about how to have a vacancy added, please contact us via the form below or call Julie van den Driesche on 0131 535 4488.

You can find a list of current vacancies below. Listings will normally be advertised for around one month from posting date.

Land and Planning Graduate – Scottish Power

Scottish Power’s Land and Planning Team is a specialist function that plays a crucial role in the delivery of high value capital projects such as connections to domestic premises, electric vehicle charging and renewables generation. As Scottish Power moves towards Net Zero, they are also upgrading their ageing network to deliver smarter and cleaner technology for customers, communities and stakeholders. The team is looking for a graduate with RBM/Land and Planning experience to join them.

This is an opportunity to start a career within the Land and Planning remit, gaining practical on the job experience and being fully supported and mentored by Scottish Power.

Full details are available from the Scottish Power website.

Date posted: 29 November 2021

Graduate Career Advantage Scotland – careers support and internships

Graduate Career Advantage Scotland is a career support and internship programme for recent graduates based in Scotland which is being funded by the Young Person’s Guarantee. The aim is to help around 500 graduates from across the whole sector with career support and/or an internship.

Graduates from all levels of study are eligible and the programme is particularly targeting those from disadvantaged groups/backgrounds and those at the greatest risk of being unemployed or underemployed.

Full details are available from the GCAS website.

Date posted: 29 November 2021 

High End TV Trainee Finder programme 

High-end TV Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement programme that places trainees on high-end TV and children’s TV productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. The programme for 2022 is now open.

Applicants must be over 18 years old and have completed full time education (though a university degree is not needed to apply). Applicants must also have less than 12 months paid experience in relevant TV work.

Full information on the scheme is available from the HETV website.

Closing date: 5 December 2021

Future Leaders Graduate Scheme – Genus ABS

Genus’ Future Leaders Graduate Scheme, which develops and supports the next generation of leaders to partner with farmers, is currently open to recent and new graduates.

Full details of the scheme and how to apply is available from the Genus ABS website.

Closing date: 9 January 2022

Trials Officer (Crops) – SRUC, Penicuik

SRUC is seeking an experienced Trials Officer to perform all necessary tasks to set up and perform a large range of trials, including reading and understanding of protocols, seeds preparation and sowing, understanding of good agricultural practice for the maintenance of the trials, application of Fertiliser and others pesticide, plots assessment and data transcription.

Full details of the post can be found on our vacancies page.

Closing date: 18 November 2021

Agricultural Business Development Manager – The Future Forest Company, Glasgow

The Future Forest Company is on a mission to remove as much excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as possible in order to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming and the climate crisis.

As the lead for Enhanced Weathering (EW) Business Development in Scotland, the Development Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining the enduring relationships which underpin the land access partnerships for the EW operations. The Manager will also will identify land owners and managers in future project areas, negotiate for access, plan distribution, and manage operational activity in conjunction with relevant colleagues.

The role requires a good understanding of agricultural practice, superb interpersonal skills and a passionate approach to innovation in agriculture. The individual will be entrepreneurial and equally comfortable working alone or in small teams, spending considerable time on site representing the Future Forest Company with partners and contractors.

Full details of the vacancy are available via the Future Forest Company website.

Date posted: 3 November 2021

Galbraith Group, Graduate Recruitment – various locations across Scotland

The Galbraith Group graduate programme is open and offers opportunities across their offices to the best and brightest new graduates. If you would like to apply for the Galbraith Rural Graduate Recruitment scheme, please send your CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 3 December 2021

Graduate Surveyors, Fisher German – various locations

Fisher German have vacancies for Graduate Surveyors in Ashby, Stafford, Bedford, Canterbury for graduates interested in a career in property and surveying. For these roles any degree is acceptable.

The role in Ashby involves Rural Estate Management, whilst those in the other locations are in Infrastructure Services and the start dates are late 2021 or early 2022.

Further information is available on the Fisher German website.

Closing date: 12 November 2021

Knowledge Transfer Officer (Agriculture), AHDB – Warwickshire

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), is currently recruiting for a Knowledge Transfer Officer to work within the Cereals & Oilseeds sector on a full-time permanent basis. The role has responsibility for assisting with project management duties and contributing to a world class knowledge transfer and delivery service to cereal and oilseed farmers.

This role would suit a proactive and organised individual with high attention to detail and the ability to communicate and share knowledge at all levels.

Full details are available on the AHDB website.

Closing date: 4 November 2021

Signet Breeding Officer, AHDB – Warwickshire

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), is seeking a Signet Breeding Specialist on a permanent basis. This role has responsibility to manage and act as the Account Manager for Breed Societies and breeding groups, listening to their views, solving problems and communicating back to the Signet Manager. Signet Breeding Services deliver genetic evaluations to around 450 pedigree levy payers, assisting with performance recording beef and sheep for livestock farmers to help them identify cattle and sheep with superior breeding potential.

The role requires a proactive and organised individual with expertise in the sector and the flexibility to travel across the UK.

Full details are available on the AHDB website.

Closing date: 25 October 2021

Forestry Machine Operator, Forestry and Land Scotland – Moray and Aberdeenshire

Forestry and Land Scotland manage approximately 90,000 hectares of woodland in Moray and Aberdeenshire. The Forestry Machine Operator will work as part of a dedicated team to plan and carry out tree harvesting as part of clear fell and thinning operations, using both a forwarder and harvester to mechanically fell trees and extract timber to roadside. The candidate will be required to meet targets in terms of production outputs whilst ensuring all Health, Safety and Environmental conditions are met.

Full details can be found at the Civil Service website.

Closing date: 24 October 2021

Area Sales Rep (Agricultural and Garden Machinery Products), Portek – Borders

Portek is seeking an Area Sales Rep to join a team of five sales professionals covering the UK.

The suitable candidate will need to be based within the area and be self-motivated, disciplined, enthusiastic and ambitious to succeed in a demanding sales role, where achieving budgets is key to success and income. The role will involve travelling  to win new business, managing and increasing sales to well established distributors within the designated area.

Full details of the role are available from

Date posted: 4 October 2021

Trainee Golf Course Finishers, MJ Abbot – Wiltshire

MJ Abbot are looking for Trainee Golf Course Finishers to work with their Finishing Teams mainly in the UK and occasionally in Europe. The role will involve working away from home on a shift pattern. Applicants will need to hold a full UK driving licence.

If you are interested contact for an application form.

Date posted: 4 October 2021

Surveyors and Planners, Fisher German – various locations

Fisher German are seeking applicants from graduates for number of roles starting in September 2022.

Graduate Surveyors across four areas: Rural (valuations, property agency, landlord and tenant matters and estate management), Infrastructure Services (land access, negotiation of rights, project and stakeholder management), Planning and Development (planning applications and appeals, strategy formulation and plan promotion) and Commercial (valuations, property agency and property management).

Building Surveyors for building surveying and consultancy work, project management, regulations and statutory matters across all sectors.

Graduate Planners working on land planning strategy advice, development and general practice across all our sectors.

Closing date: 3 December 2021

Graduate Rural Surveyors, Bidwells – various locations

Bidwells are seeking applications for Graduate Rural Surveyor roles in various locations across Scotland and England, starting in September 2022. The Scottish vacancies are located in Fort William, Inverness and Perth, whilst the English roles are in Cambridge, Norwich and Oxford.

Duties will include assisting in general estate and farm management, as well as professional work such as valuations, diversification projects, grant sourcing, business plans, compulsory purchase/utility schemes, landlord and tenant matters, farm and rural estate agency, farmland investment and development schemes.

Candidates are required to have a 2:1 in a cognate or non-cognate degree and preferably work experience within the rural industry.

Full details of the vacancies can be found via Bidwell’s website:

Scottish vacancies
English vacancies

Closing date: 21 November 2021


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