Trainee program

NEW: Our traineeship programme is now recruiting for the 2023 growing season!

Tyddyn Teg is looking for two to three trainees to join us for the 2023 growing season (beginning of April to end of September). We grow 50+ different crops agroecologically on about 8 acres, and are constantly working to improve the sustainability and efficiency of our farming operation. We run a CSA box scheme for about 180 households, a selfservice shop and deliver our vegetables to some local restaurants and shops. There will be lots of handson experience with the practicalities of running this operation plus half a day per week of classroombased learning on the theoretical aspects of agroecological farming. There will also be opportunities to visit and learn from other sustainable veg growers in Wales as part of the training. Download our full information pack here!


Key tasks will include:
– Establishing new no-dig beds and “turning around” existing ones
– Planting out and direct-sowing crops
– Plant propagation and nursery management
– Climate management in polytunnels
– Crop maintenance (weed management, pruning, disease control etc.)
– Mechanical land preparation
– Establishment of green-manure cover-crops
– Irrigation
– Compost management
– Harvesting, packing and retailing produce
– Data collection and analysis
– Planning the week's veg box and work schedule alongside the growing team
In addition to your main work with the growing team, you will also have the opportunity to
help out with public events such as open days, equipment maintenance, shared domestic
duties such as cooking weekday lunches, and the bakery.



Tyddyn Teg, Bethel, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3PS


Accommodation & food provided, plus £75/week stipend


6 hours a day 5 days a week (average), for 6 months

Deadline for application:

Midnight on Sunday February 12th

To apply:

Please send CV and cover letter to


What we expect from you



– Keen interest in sustainable farming/gardening/food
– desire to work in sustainable farming sector
– Hard working and productivity-focused
– Conscientious and quality-aware
– physically fit and happy to work outside in all weathers
– Ability to work well both alone and in a group
– Practical


– Willingness to learn and operate a tractor and digger for various jobs
– driving license
– some prior farming/gardening/allotment experience

– Basic IT literacy (checking emails, basic use of Word and Excel)

– Welsh language ability

For more information please download our trainee 2023 pack