Summer Fruit Picking
The Work and Pay

For 2022 the work at Broadwater Farm will be divided into two courses. The first course will start in late June 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 2022

£10.10

Per hour

£12.63

Overtime per hour

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, which we will discuss with you at your farm induction).

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!

Gosh, working a season at Broadwater Farm is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime! It is an amazing way to enjoy being outdoors and working hard under the both the sun and the rain. The work is challenging and you will need to preserve through the first week and a bit before you find your ‘groove’. It’s something you have probably never done before and it will take some practice to get the picking method right. The thing that I enjoyed most about being on the farm is the sense of community and friendship among the pickers, as well as living and working together every day. I would highly recommend working a season at Broadwater Farm – and I intend to return! Thank you to all the staff at Broadwater Farm for the amazing season!

Jed van Roon-Gifford

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