Work For US

We employ over 600 EU workers each year with 450 being here over the peak of our season.

We grow strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries with our picking season spanning April until mid November. We have work all year round. Tasks at the farm include:

  • Strawberry / Raspberry / Blueberry / Cherry Picking
  • Tunnel Work
  • Packhouse Work
  • Planting
  • Irrigation

Find out more about careers at Castleton

Watch this YouTube video on the opportunities Castleton Fruit Farm has for seasonal and full time employees.

On arrival to the farm you will receive an induction and job specific training. When picking berries, you will be expected to pick a minimum number of kilos per hour.

Whilst working at Castleton, we want you to have a good experience and the opportunity to earn money. Many of the jobs are paid using a piece rate system, meaning the more productive you are, the more money you earn.

We generally pick six days a week and working hours vary dependent on crop timing and weather.


We have a campsite for workers to live in while working at Castleton. The caravans have central heating installed, powered by the heat produced by a biomass boiler. Each caravan has a living room, bathroom, kitchen and has crockery, pots and pans.

We want you to enjoy your time at Castleton and our HR team are here to ensure you are made welcome. We will liaise with you prior to arrival as to Contracts, Employee Handbooks and Caravan Allocation so that when you arrive you have as much information as possible about Castleton Farm, your job and the surrounding area


  • Laundry Room (additional charge applies)
  • Additional Shower Facilities
  • Wifi
  • A free bus to Asda
  • Recreation Room with TV, Table tennis
  • BBQ Areas
  • Football/Volleyball Pitch
John’s Story

John’s Story

johnI first came to Castleton Farm in March 2006 with Hops Agricultural Workers Scheme. The snow was causing disruption to the work process and my initial reaction was, thankfully each of us had a return ticket home as this was not looking promising for work. However, within ten days I began my first job on the farm planting strawberries in one of the tabletop tunnels. Within the next month, I was in a team of planters where we took planting into some new fields. As time progressed in April I joined the Irrigation team which involved setting the irrigation systems for new fields. By June, carting fruit to the coldstore became my main priority. After six month being at the farm, my time for that year was finally up and I was able to go on a bus trip surrounded by my friends to London followed by Paris. Read more>>
Lena’s Story

Lena’s Story

My name is Lena and I am originally from Estonia. I first arrived at Castleton in the summer of 2005, when I actually felt disoriented but in the same time ready to discover the unknown and this is where my story starts from: I’ve been working for Castleton Farm since my move to the UK in 2005. I started with strawberry picking, not an easy job considering the weather conditions sometime, but easier and enjoyable over time. Things became much easier when I met Gabby from Romania and we both got on and worked together, we fell in love and our love still goes on. Both aiming for a good future and a better life, it was a strong motivation to ignore the fact that we are
living far away from our families. Read more>>

Current Vacancies

We‘re always looking for enthusiastic, hard working staff to join the team at Castleton. If you‘re interested in finding out more about the exciting and challenging positions we have available, click to download job descriptions.

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