2020 has seen the word uncertainty circulating within the jobs market. When compiling our annual agri jobs focus and survey, uncertainty was the general consensus among companies. Employers were unsure of how many positions they plan to fill next year, what programmes they will run and above all, what the future holds for their business. It goes without saying that everything is very difficult to predict in a time of economic uncertainty.

According to the data collected in our agri careers survey, most companies have hired less in recent months, as expected. However, opportunities are slowly beginning to open up in the jobs market as we approach the end of the year. A strong background in agriculture was the most sought after skillset among employers within the agri business sector.