Trainee program

NEW: Our traineeship programme is now recruiting for the 2024 growing season!

Tyddyn Teg is looking for two to three trainees to join us for the 2024 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 self-service shop and deliver our vegetables to some local restaurants and shops. There will be lots of hands-on experience with the practicalities of running this operation plus half a day per week of classroom-based learning on the theoretical aspects of agroecological farming, which we will open up to a small number of interested members of the local community. 2024 Traineeship info pack

 

Details:

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.

Conditions:

Location:

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

Remuneration:

Accommodation & food provided, plus £75/week stipend

Hours:

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

Deadline for application:

Midnight on Sunday 17th December

To apply:

Please send CV and cover letter to info@tyddynteg.com

 

What we expect from you

 

ESSENTIAL:

– 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

DESIRABLE:

– 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 2024 Traineeship info pack