Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.

£22,880

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

42

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

1.71%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 511: Agricultural and Related Trades.

Qualifications

No formal academic qualifications are required. Training is typically received on-the-job. A variety of vocational and academic qualifications in fish farming, forestry, horse and other animal care are available. Professional qualifications are also available and may be mandatory in some areas.

Typical tasks

  • nets river fish and feeds and maintains them in spawning pens, cultivates and harvests oysters, mussels and clams on natural and artificial beds, treats water and diseased fish, and empties and cleans outdoor tanks;
  • navigates and maintains shipping vessels, assists with the shooting, hauling and repairing of fishing nets, prepares, lays and empties baited pots, and guts, sorts and stows fish;
  • establishes and maintains forest nurseries, forestry and woodland, and diagnoses and treats diseased trees;
  • patrols a designated area of the countryside to monitor damage, erosion, access to rights of way and the state of footpaths and other facilities, and carries out remedial maintenance work as necessary;
  • monitors and maintains the level of wildfowl on public and private estates.

Common job titles

Farmer, bee
Contractor, timber
Keeper, bee
Fisherman
Assistant, arboricultural
Fisherman, share
Captain (fishing)
Breeder
Officer, arboricultural
Foreman (lairage)
Officer, forest
Gamekeeper
Keeper, game
Officer, forestry
Apiarist
Gillie
Officer, acquisition (forestry)
Skipper (fishing)
Arborist
Ghillie
Consultant, arboricultural
Warden, game
Skipper, trawler
Falconer
Surgeon, tree
Fisherman-crofter
Arboriculturist
Keeper, fish
Manager, piggery
Worker, arboricultural
Officer, tree
Beekeeper
Keeper, river