Summer Fruit Picking
The Work and Pay

For 2021 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, at least 8th October, to ensure that our main harvest is completed, but there will be work available until the end of October for anyone who can stay longer.

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Rates of Pay

Applicable from 1st April 2021

£8.91

Per hour

£11.14

Overtime per hour

A normal working week would be Monday to Friday, working 8 hours each day and 5 hours on Saturday.  

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!

The farm and its surroundings are beautiful, and it’s refreshing to work outdoors in nature for a few months and disconnect from the fast-paced city life. The job is intense and demanding, so it’s good to come physically and mentally prepared for it. I really enjoyed working in a team and living together with other internationals, since you get to know each other pretty well. Overall, I would recommend this experience for anybody who wants to save some money while living in an international community and doesn’t mind to do an intense job. Many thanks for this opportunity, best of luck to you all.

Oriol J.

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