DSV United Kingdom Ltd.

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Breeding and Trials Assistant

We are seeking a highly organised, motivated and passionate technical operative to join the Plant Breeding team at Wardington. Your work will improve multiple crop species and will involve crossing, harvesting, seed preparation and other general assistance at the Breeding Station. Travel within the UK and abroad may be required. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic and capable of undertaking routine but varied tasks, both alone and as part of a team.

The role will involve:

  • Conducting field operations, e.g. planting, harvesting
  • Conducting laboratory and greenhouse operations, e.g. crossing plants, seed harvest and trial preparation
  • Collecting data
  • Maintaining work equipment
  • Supervising temporary employees
  • Updating records and managing data
  • Continuous personal development


  • An interest in Agriculture and plant science
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to multitask, prioritise, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to work outdoors under all weather conditions
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively on one’s own and as part of a team
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak periods of the season
  • Full UK driving license

Our offer:

  • Varied, challenging work in an international environment
  • A successful and motivating company culture with a friendly atmosphere
  • A potential long-term career
  • Salary depending on experience, starting at £19,000 plus pension and private medical cover
  • Mobile phone and IT facilities to fulfil your duty are standard

Please send your CV to -
John Sweatman, DSV UK Ltd, Top Dawkins Barn, Wardington Road, Wardington, OX17 1FE
Email john.sweatman@dsv-uk.co.uk
Tel 01295 758800 or 07768 093105