Cawood creates new jobs in Swaffham
Cawood is growing its soil-testing team to meet unprecedented customer demand, creating 45 new jobs in rural West Norfolk.
Cawood is significantly expanding its existing soil testing laboratory in Swaffham with technically advanced instrumentation, enhanced facilities and additional team members at all levels.
This provides a fantastic opportunity for those in the local area looking to start their career in agricultural testing, take the next step, or lead a team at a state-of-the-art laboratory at the forefront of its sector.
As the UK’s largest agricultural soil testing facility, NRM, based in Swaffham and Bracknell, analyses hundreds of thousands of soil samples every year. Its services help farmers and advisors benchmark soil health and tailor fertiliser requirements to optimise crop production.
Sean Stevenson, Commercial Director at Cawood said: "Increasing our capabilities for our customers to help them unlock the value of their data is one of our key strategies.
"This extra capacity will allow us to meet our customers’ needs even more efficiently and effectively than before, as well as open up a large number of job opportunities in the local area as we recruit."
As well as soil fertility, demand for benchmarking baseline soil carbon levels to help guide future farming activities and carbon sequestration has also soared. The company’s CarbonCheck service, developed by NRM following consultation with industry experts, agronomists, and government advisors, measures organic carbon as part of a comprehensive analysis suite, providing a benchmark for carbon markets and enabling farmers to monitor their soil health.
Simon Parrington, chief executive at Cawood said: "Since its development a couple of years ago, CarbonCheck has been key to helping farmers throughout the UK along the journey towards more sustainable farming practices."
"Supporting sustainable food production and a safer, healthier planet is a core focus of Cawood.
"We’re delighted to help support the sustainable future of farming as well as the local economy."
Cawood is hiring new laboratory colleagues for a variety of roles, from entry level to experienced analysts. Anyone who is interested should email HR@cawood.co.uk with a CV.