Allanhill Farming Company employs over 500 workers in the season, many returning to work year after year, some of whom have been promoted to supervisors and managers. We offer a wide range of jobs throughout the year with the main job being strawberry picking. This is a very hard job, but rewarding!
We are still recruiting and accepting people onto the farm, however we are taking the following precautions and procedures upon arrival:
Please be aware we will only accept arrivals onto the farm from 7:00 – 22:00 daily. Out of these hours, you will not be accepted unless agreed prior to arrival with management.
Please note that despite all the news and social media information regarding the Brexit negotiations with the UK leaving the EU, currently there are NO work restrictions for working with Allanhill Farming Co. in 2020.
However, we would recommend you apply for EU Settled or Pre Settled Status before December 2020 if you are planning on working at the farm. This would enable you to return to the farm in 2021 without any restrictions. For more information visit:
For non-EU applicants wanting to work at Allanhill Farm, you must apply for the Seasonal Pilot Worker Scheme through Concordia. Please click on the link for more information.
The farm is located 1.5km from the historic town of St Andrews on the East coast of Scotland. Easily accessible on foot from the farm, St Andrews offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. Famous for its university, golf and beautiful beaches, it’s a perfect place to enjoy your days off. There are good bus and rail connections to major cities too, so you can explore more of Scotland.
All of our strawberries are grown in the soil under polythene tunnels. For most of the work you will be in teams or groups with all tasks involving lifting, twisting and bending. You will need to be fit and healthy and willing to get your hands dirty! The majority of the work will be done on a piecework basis with full training being given.
Piecework means that the worker is paid for the amount done and not the hours worked. The advantage of piecework is that the more you pick the more you will earn, this will require hard work. However your piece – rate will be monitored daily to ensure that you can reach an hourly minimum rate, regulated by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Order.
Normally we work 6 days a week with a day off on Saturday, however this can vary depending on the weather, the quality of the crop and the time of season.
We have more than 100 caravans available on site and each of them is fully equipped with shower, toilet, kitchen and bedrooms. There is a laundry room,where we will wash and dry your clothes while you’re at work, leaving you to relax when you get home.
Our campsite has wireless internet for those who wish to bring laptops. A computer room is also available with internet access. The campsite offers various recreation facilities such as a gym, table tennis, darts, pool table and a football area. Every week we provide a bus to the local supermarket for your groceries.
Most weekends we organise different events for our workers such as: discos, football matches, barbeques, hog roasts and Bus Trips to places of interest.
No English is required as we have several translators in many languages including some of our bilingual supervisors and managers. You must be over 18 years old. You must also be an EU citizen or have the relevant work permit to work in the UK.