The Company Limagrain is ranked No.1 in Europe for wheat and silage maize, No.2 for barley and forage crops and No.3 for sunflower and rapeseed. The company sells cereals and pulses under the LG or Nickerson brand and maize, sunflower, rapeseed and forage crops under the brand of Advanta® or LG, depending on the country.
The UK Barley and Oilseed Rape breeding station is located at Rothwell near Caistor, Market Rasen which is also involved in the selection, testing and seed production of cereal and pulse varieties for the UK and European markets. As the area is not served well by public transport your own transport would be essential.
To assist the Barley or Oilseed Rape teams with harvest and sowing, working alongside both permanent and temporary staff, activities vary but will include:
• Plant pulling to remove “off types” within multiplication plots
• Hand harvesting of selected plants and rows
• Threshing plants and cleaning seed of selected lines
• Assistance with combine plot harvest
• The harvesting and transplanting of glasshouse grown material
• Weighing and sampling seed for analysis, and replanting
Due to the varied nature of these activities, it will involve working outside in all conditions and at times be physically demanding. Appropriate protective equipment is routinely provided when working in either dusty and/or noisy environments.
Dates and Times
There are a number of temporary positions available from 6 weeks to 3 months within the period July to September. The minimum age for these positions will be 17 years plus, this is due to health and safety regulations. Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8.am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch break. Extensive overtime is available in the evenings and weekends. During the peak period this will normally be until 7pm but varies as the season demands. Rates of pay will be dependent on experience with the minimum wage assured.
Application form and Job description available on request
Application & CV is required to be submitted to: Joanne Brabben & Hannah Fussey
Limagrain UK Ltd, Rothwell, Lincolnshire, LN7 6DT
Telephone: 01472 370122 Email: Joanne.brabben@Limagrain.co.uk/ Hannah.Fussey@Limagrain.co.uk