Summer Fruit Picking
The Work and Pay

For 2023 the work at Broadwater Farm will be divided into two courses. The first course will start in early July concentrating on thinning the apples and the second course will start at the end of August to harvest our main crop of apples. We ask each picker to stay with us until the end of October, to ensure that our main harvest is completed (if you need to leave earlier, please contact us).

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Rates of Pay

Applicable from 1st April 2023


Per hour


Overtime per hour (after 48 hours)

A normal working week would be Monday to Friday, working 8 hours each day and an additional 5 hours on Saturday, as and when required.  

You will be paid weekly into a UK bank account (if you do not have an account in the UK, there are other payment options, including setting up your own online bank account (Revolut. Monzo or Transferwise, for example)).

The farm’s customers demand the highest quality of produce and so expect the team to be very diligent in their work and to pick to the highest standard of quality. The work on the farm can be enjoyable and very rewarding. To benefit from this, however, you will need to put in hard work and listen carefully to all instructions you are given. Much of the picking you will be doing is physically demanding so do expect a few aches and pains after the first week’s work. These should reduce over time as you become more accustomed to the work and you will get fitter!

Good morning Broadwater Farm!!!!!!!!!! When I saw all the photos of people smiling and read all the testimonials before coming here I thought: How can this be possible? Everyone is smiling while they’re working. How’s that? IT’S BECAUSE BROADWATER FARM IS AMAZING!!! The picking is hard, of course it is, but the environment, the supervisors, the team camaraderie, the free-time, the weekends playing football in the park… all this make this experience ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. It was the best part of 2019 and I’ll try to come in 2020 because one year wasn’t enough. If you are reading this and thinking about coming don’t think anymore just apply!!!!! See you next summer. The Spanish/Catalan lazy crazy boys will be back! All my love

Ivan, Spain

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