We are currently seeking summer harvest assistants to join our UK breeding teams based at Rothwell in Lincolnshire.

About the position

Limagrain is searching for motivated and dynamic people to work alongside permanent and temporary staff during the summer period. This job could be a great opportunity to develop your basic professional skills that will allow you to progress in your career in a friendly working environment.

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About The Company

Fourth largest seed company worldwide, Limagrain is contributing to progress in Agriculture, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations. Limagrain is one of Europe’s leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.


The UK Barley and Oilseed Rape breeding station is located at Rothwell near Caistor, Market Rasen, which is involved in the selection, testing and seed production of cereal and pulse varieties for the UK and European markets. As the area is not served well by public transport your own transport would be essential.

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Activities are diverse throughout the season but your main activities will be to participate in the harvest and sowing including :

• Hand harvesting of selected plants

• Threshing plants and cleaning seeds with adapted machines

• Assistance when combining plots in the fields

• Harvesting and transplanting plants in the glasshouse

• Weighing and sampling seed for analysis and sowing

Due to the varied nature of these activities, it will involve working both outside and indoors within the onsite warehouse and greenhouses which at times may be physically demanding.

All PPE and safety equipment such as safety boots will be provided.

Dates and Times

There are a number of temporary positions available from 6 weeks to 3 months within the period July to September. The minimum age for these positions will be 17 years plus, this is due to health and safety regulations.

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4:30pm with a lunch break. Overtime may be available in the evenings and weekends when needed by staff.

Rates of pay will be dependent on experience with the minimum wage assured.

How to Apply

Application & CV is required to be submitted to:

Cathy Billington, Limagrain UK Ltd, Rothwell, Lincolnshire, LN7 6DT

Telephone: 01472 370100 Email: harvest.applications@limagrain.co.uk