Thinking about a career in Landbased Engineering?
There has never been a better time to consider working in the Landbased Engineering sector. With the coming together (in what has become known as the “perfect storm”) of climate change, scarce water, ever increasing world populations and associated food shortages, not to mention insufficent energy resources, the need for the broad range of skills embodied in traditional landbased (or agricultural) engineers has never been more evident.
For a comprehensive overview and further information of work in Landbased Engineering please download our brochure
This Careers Guide looks at Engineering for Agriculture and the challenge of Feeding a Hungry World
Landbased Engineers get involved in the following:
- Tractors and tillage machines
- Harvesting equipment
- Crop processing
- Animal welfare (handling and transport)
- Irrigation and drainage schemes
- Earth moving and other construction equipment
- Pioneer road and bridge construction
- Forestry machines
- Horticultural machines
- Fish farming equipment
The basic requirements for a career in our sector include:
- The ability to work as part of a team, and have good social skills but also
- The ability to work alone – often outside
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
- A high level of IT literacy. Much of your work will involve computer work, both in the traditional sense but also in their use for machine diagnostics
- A love of the outdoors and in some cases, international travel
If you are attracted to a long commute to work on unreliable railway systems then this job is not for you!
Agricultural and landbased engineers have high earning potential whether as a Chartered Engineer or an Engineering Technician. Job satisfaction is high.
Where to study
This list of colleges will provide you with useful information where you can find your local college or where you can study across the UK
Career opportunities and promoting professionalism
The video below prepared by students for students show the career opportunities and professionalism in our sector: