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Careers in our world
When most people think of jobs at Thanet Earth it's usually picking the fruit and tending the plants that springs to mind, but there's a lot more to do at Thanet Earth than you might imagine. There are career opportunities that span all kinds of skills and specialisms.
Food production is an industry that relies on great quality people at every level. Our greenhouses do indeed have pickers and people who tend the plants. They also have skilled horticulturists and managers to plan how many workers are needed each day. There are engineers who look after the buildings and machinery too.
Once we've grown the crops we have to sell them to the supermarkets, make sure they're good enough quality, pack them in the right packaging with accurate labels and get them sent away in time. For this we need account managers and salespeople, technologists and quality controllers. We need people to order all the packaging and people to operate the machinery and coordinate all the orders. Then we need people to run our canteen and to look after all the workforce, to look after all our financial systems and our invoicing. There are people who work to communicate what we do with school pupils and the media, and people whose job it is to come up with new products, ideas and opportunities.
So no, it's not just about picking tomatoes!!
Have a look through our people profiles here to read about some of those jobs in more detail. If you want to ask us a question about careers in food production or at Thanet Earth then please get in touch and ask away. Our industry needs amazing, enthusiastic young people to help us meet the challenge of feeding a growing population. We're happy to offer our thoughts on career paths open to you.