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Title:  Orcharding Craftsperson - Hereford

Farming / Orcharding Craftsperson

Salary: £22,078 through to £24,675 plus meal allowance and flexible benefits including:

  • Double-matched pension (up to 10% of base pay)
  • Comprehensive opportunities to develop via our learning platform and courses
  • A monthly case of our delicious ciders and beers!
  • Paid Overtime opportunities

Function: Supply Chain

Location: Our fantastic farm in Hereford (HR3 6QD) 

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 31st May 2023

Why Join Heineken’s Orcharding team?
Embedding HEINEKEN Herefordshire as the Global Home of Cider is a challenge we all embrace.  Our historic Herefordshire heartland is home to the world’s largest Cider production site, our cider mill at Ledbury, and more than 5,000 acres of orchards.  We also partner with local growers as we use 20% of all apples grown in the UK to make our celebrated cider brands. From Strongbow and Bulmers to Old Mout and Inchs, a spirit of innovation inspires our craft.

What are we looking for?
We have some exciting new opportunities (4 to be precise!) within our Orcharding Team at our farms in Hereford or Worcestershire. As a Craftsperson, you will be an integral part of our farm team and will be able to get involved in all aspects of cider apple production, producing some of our brilliant brands. This includes: -

  • Keeping yourself and your team members safe
  • Mechanical and hand-pruning during the winter months
  • Spraying and fertiliser applications
  • Harvesting of fruit in a safe, efficient manner, ensuring productivity & quality goals are met
  • General maintenance work on our machinery
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and communicate any issues to direct supervisors and Farm Management
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions


Some agricultural experience is preferred, however, what we really want are positive behaviours – so if you are keen to learn, reliable and hard-working, and happy to work with a variety of people as well as spending time on your own then this is the role for you!


We’re building a future that embraces innovation, sustainability, diversity and, of course, the opportunity for our 2,400 UK colleagues to make the most of their careers.

We encourage all our colleagues to grow and reach their full potential. We’re also well-aware that successful careers seldom run in a straight line, so if you’re in search of fresh opportunities (including global or cross-functional moves), mentoring or simply want to pick up a new skill, you’ll have access to all the support you need.

Caring for people & the planet is one of our core values and we understand that each of our colleagues’ needs and circumstances are different. This is why we have a smarter working policy in place which includes access to hybrid working, flexible start and finish times and condensed hours, to name a few.

Our colleagues love life at HEINEKEN, and we’re confident you’ll feel the same way – but don’t take our word for it. Search the #LifeAtHEINEKENUK hashtag on LinkedIn to hear from our colleagues about what makes HEINEKEN such a special business to be a part of.

The application
If you like what you’ve read and want to explore this opportunity further, please apply before the closing date listed at the top of the advert.


Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!

If you need any adjustments made to support your application, for example if you require information in different formats, or if you have any accessibility issues, then we’re more than happy to review our processes – please feel free to get in touch with us as

In all likelihood the ideal candidate for this role won’t meet every single requirement in this advert, in fact we all need the opportunity to grow and develop in role.  We understand some applicants are less likely to apply to jobs unless they feel they meet every single qualification. The team at HEINEKEN would encourage you to submit an application if the advert has piqued your interest rather than ruling yourself out based on any self-limiting beliefs. You never know, you may be exactly what we’re looking for!

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