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The Royal Welsh Show

Ariel shot of the Royal Welsh Show Ground

The Royal Welsh is the biggest agricultural show in Europe. It brings together food and industry and the rural community in a Welsh celebration of the best of British agriculture.

Careers Wales at the Royal Welsh

We’re happy to be back at the Royal Welsh showground this year from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July. Come and see us at stand 380C.

Explore career ideas

The farming, food and drink industries plays an important role in the national and global economy.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 Welsh workers work in the food and drink supply chain; either growing, making, selling or serving food products to us (Source: Lightcast™, 2024).

There’s a wide range of different job roles within these industries, all requiring different skill levels. Some of the areas you could work in include:

  • Agriculture
  • Food manufacture
  • Food retail
  • Packaging
  • Transport and storage
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Food technology and development
  • Marketing
  • Science and engineering
  • Finance

The farming, food and drink industries are facing challenges in the future, such as:

  • Climate change affecting how some food is grown
  • The need for food security so that people have access to enough, safe and nutritious food to lead healthy lives
  • An increase in demand for food across the world

These industries will need people who are skilled, creative and innovative who can think differently to successfully face these challenges.

Did you know?

In Wales there are around:

  • 19,000 farmers
  • 24,000 kitchen and catering staff
  • 9,300 food and drink process operators

(Source: Lightcast™, 2024)

There are a range of different careers in the sector to choose from. Look at some of the jobs you could be doing:

Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Engineer
Farm Manager
Farm Worker
Food Scientist
Food Service Assistant
Food Technologist
Soil Scientist
Urban Farmer

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