The majority of our staff are seasonal, working from April through to November. Many of them are students from abroad from countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Poland. They come to this country  through Concordia to learn about farming in the UK. Some of the staff from EU countries come for six months, but decide to stay for longer. Many of them live in static caravans which are situated on site.

If seasonal workers require any further information, please click here.


Tractor and Fork Lift Driver/General Farm Worker

Olive Grove Salads Ltd in Hesketh Bank, Preston is currently looking for a tractor and fork lift driver. The candidate must be legal to drive in the UK and hold a forklift licence.

Hours: Full time. Monday-Friday 6am-5pm. Saturday 6am-until the orders are finished, usually not much later than 12pm. We do ask that you would be flexible with hours but these are the basic hours for peak season. Our peak season runs April-November.

Rate of Pay: Pay will be based on experience.

Duties to include:
• Transporting strawberries and lettuce from greenhouses/fields back to the main yard.
• Loading and unloading trailers.
• Loading and unloading the vacuum coolers.
• Keeping records of quantities of produce on each trailer, record times and temperatures when using the vacuum cooler.
• General farm work duties e.g. maintenance, greenhouse work

Qualifications/Skills required:
Must have a full driving licence and hold a forklift test certificate. A good command of spoken and written English is essential.

To apply please email your CV to holly@olivegrovesalads.com

We look forward to hearing from you.
Olive Grove Salads Ltd.

Last updated: 26.05.2020

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Some of our projects have been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, our most recent grant was awarded for a  Gutter Growing System and Supports and Irrigation System - for further information on this grant and all other grants awarded, please click here.