On this page, you can find specialist sources of information to help your understanding and career planning within this key local industry. This expert content and local labour market information will continue to evolve with industry sponsorship of this career sector on Careersnearhere – but for now, why not take a look at the following overview which includes suggestions for how to research further.


Academic courses are advertised (for free) on the Academic noticeboard in each of the relevant careers rooms.

And on the websites of the individual universities and colleges.

See also: Sixth Forms, Colleges and Higher Education.

Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised (for free) on the Apprenticeship noticeboard in each of the relevant careers rooms.

And most Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised nationally on the government backed Find an Apprenticeship website.

See also: Apprenticeships (Level 2 or 3) and Apprenticeships (Level 4+).


If you can’t find what you’re looking for today under Rural Economy, remember to come back again as adverts can be placed (for free) at any time. Meanwhile, follow your instincts to keep exploring elsewhere on Careersnearhere.com because what you want may simply have been advertised under a different sector.

And take a look at the careers advice & guidance online section of Careersnearhere.com for sector-specific information and relevant videos.

There’s relevant local information on the West of England LEP website including:

  • Labour Market Intelligence
  • Local Marketplace Information
  • Local Sector Groups
  • Local Skills Sector Statement

Here are just a few of the many other relevant websites which may be of interest:

Action with Communities in Rural England National Gardens Scheme
Agri-rural Partnership National Rural Touring Forum
AHDB – cereals & oilseeds NFU Countryside
Business in the Community Naturenet
Campaign to Protect Rural England The Prince’s Countryside Fund
Country Life Rural Development Programme for England
Country Lovers Rural Services Network
Countryside & Small Stock Journal Start Up Biz Hub
DEFRA The Store is the Core
Do-It.org Support for Independent Retail
Farmers Weekly Talk Business
Farm Stay TCV – conservation volunteers
Free Index Tourist Net UK
Gov.uk/environment-countryside Visit Britain
Holiday Cottages Visit Somerset
Home Business magazine Visit Wiltshire
Independent Community Pharmacist Volunteer Bristol
Independent Shops Near Me Volunteer Centres at BANES, Filton, Kingswood, Thornbury & Yate
Love British Food West Country Cottages


And look out for some of the websites for the relevant UK Associations, Institutes & Institutions:
ABTA – British Travel Agents Horticulture
Agricultural Engineers Independent Brewers
Agricultural Industries Independent Retailers Confederation
Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators Independent Tour Operators
Angling Trust International Agriculture Producers
Animal Health Trust Landscape
Arboricultural LEAF
ATLAS Materials, Minerals & Mining
Beekeepers NAAC
Brewing & Distilling National Federation of Sub Postmasters
Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry National Sheep
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust National Trust
British Beer & Pub Natural England
British Crop Production Council Outdoor Industries
British Egg Pig Health
British Potato Pirbright Institute
British Water PGRO
CAMRA – Bristol & District Pub is the Hub
Caravan Club Quarrying
Caravan Owners Rare Breeds Survival Trust
City Farms & Community Gardens Royal Agricultural Society
Country Land & Business Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Countryside Alliance The Royal Smithfield Club
Countryside Education Trust RSPB
Countryside Management Rural Community Network
Craft Brewing Rural Development Council
Drainage Authorities Rural Shops Alliance
Drainage Contractor Sport & Recreation Management
Ecological Sports & Play
Ecology & Environmental Management Sports, Parks & Leisure
European Rural Community Alliance Tenant Farmers
Farmer Network Timber Trade
Field Studies Council Tourism
Fisheries Management Tourism & Hospitality
Florist UK Cider
Food Standards Water & Environmental Management
Forestry & Foresters Wild Animal Keepers
Geographical Association Women’s Institute
Green Crop Driers Wood Turners
Groundsmanship World Tourism
Health & Safety Executive World Travel & Tourism
Horse Young Farmers’ Clubs