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A Chance to Join a Rapidly Growing Business As a Crop Technician

De Lacy Executive Recruitment
West midlands / Welsh Border
Attractive salary plus benefits package
Closing date
31 May 2023

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You may be a trainee agronomist wishing to express fresh ideas into the industry, or come from a trials background. You may have even come from a practical role in growing crops, looking to take the next step in your career...If any of this describes you then you could have an opportunity to join this ambitious multi-site business!

Working for a company that puts its employees at the forefront of their development, you will be a team player looking to collaborate in collective decision making as part of your day to day.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Exploring new opportunities while assisting the Agronomy manager, you will ideally hold previous experience within a similar role.
  • Monitoring pest and disease while carrying out regular crop walks
  • A key role player in the tree breeding program
  • Maintaining a quality standard at all times
  • Conducting field trials evaluating pesticides and nutrition products
  • Following and understanding health & safety and regulatory procedures
  • Data inputting using production software
  • About you:
  • You will be a highly organised individual with excellent attention to detail, who is confident in your ability to complete the role.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • PA1 & PA6 Spray certification is advantageous but not essential as full training can be provided

Why join the business?

  • Fully funded learning and career development opportunities
  • Attractive salary
  • 31 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) rising to 33 after 2 years' service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount on 100s of high street brands, utilities, and eating out etc. with the employee benefits portal!

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Shannon Wasley on: 01885 498178 / 07496380088 or e-mail your CV and covering letter TO Thank you.

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application.

More information about our processing activities can be found at .

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.


De Lacy Executive acquisition increases recruitment resources

De Lacy Executive is pleased to announce that the agri-business recruitment consultancy has been acquired by Canada, part of the group. is a supplier of innovative technology based information products, services and publications for the global agriculture and food industry. has offices in Canada, USA, Australia and India and also owns and operates a 2,000 acre farm in Canada. A large number of leading organizations in the international agriculture and food industries are amongst its clients.

Graham Dyer, President of believes "De Lacy Executive has a unique search and selection recruitment service based upon integrity and profound industry knowledge. We are thrilled to add this excellent team to our group. It will be 'business as usual' for this professional team. We will add to the De Lacy portfolio of services and spread the model to other sectors of UK land based business and to other parts of the world, benefitting our clientele and providing additional support and guidance for jobseekers. Combined with our and job boards, we have an increasingly international offering in the agriculture and food industries."

The sale took effect on June 1st 2016. Stuart Goodinson is the Managing Director. John Davies, who founded De Lacy, will remain working closely with the company as a consultant to the business. Stuart says; "I believe the acquisition by Canada provides additional products and services for the benefit of our clients and candidates - plus growth opportunities for us, both in the UK and in international markets. This change will increase our resource pool and search capability to ensure an even greater selection of top quality candidates for our recruitment clients."


De Lacy Executive is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agricultural and Land Based Business sector operating in the UK and Internationally with regional, national and global clients. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status with a number of major organisations.

The company was formed in 2000 and our extensive industry knowledge enables us to successfully assist our clients with vacancies in all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical and operations and at all levels from graduate trainees to chief executives. Our team of nine includes 8 who are the offspring of farmers and 6 who are agricultural graduates. Our agricultural credential are second to none.

We offer information and frank and honest advice to clients and job seekers. Career guidance is a key part of our work with candidates. Our service is free to candidates.

The Key Points to Our Business

Consultancy - We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

Proactive searching for candidates - We don't wait to see if we receive applications. We use our own database and others, search websites, "head hunt" plus advertise on the most effective job boards to build our contacts and boost applicant numbers.

Our vacancies extend from graduate trainee to managing director - from sales through to technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D management.

Our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

Integrity and Confidentiality - De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

Commitment - We are committed to the industry and try to give something back through sponsorship of events and scholarships.

Ambassadors - We act in a professional manner recognising that we act on behalf of our clients.

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