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The Land-based Deep Dive has explored the specialised and transferable skills needs for the sector and there is significant detail to be found in the Land-based Evidence Base Report. We have summarised the findings below to provide a high-level snapshot of those skills needs.

Specialised Skills​

  • Use of specialist machinery (Arboriculture, Horticulture, Viticulture)
  • Nursery husbandry skills
  • Skilled Tree Surgeons
  • Plant science/knowledge (Horticulture, Viticulture)
  • Engineering (Horticulture, Viticulture)
  • Tractor driving with certificate (Agriculture)
  • Wine making (Viticulture)
  • Hospitality (Viticulture)
  • Food production management

Transferable Skills​

  • Leadership and people management
  • Change management
  • Business finances
  • Supervisory skills
  • IT skills (basic and advanced)
  • Business operation skills
  • Communication/social media
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Recruitment
  • Supply chain management

Read our Land Based Sector Deep Dive reports here

Deep Dive Executive SummaryDeep Dive Evidence Base ReportView the infographicView the infographic

For further information, please see our annexes from the main report


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