King Charles is inviting students to assist run the farm at his Sandringham estate in Norfolk in exchange for “highly competitive rates of pay” and “high-quality housing.”
Applicants must be available for at least 39 hours per week, with the possibility of receiving additional overtime pay “as required”.
Operating tractors, running grain stockpiles, farming, dealing with livestock, and basic grounds care are some of the tasks on the “unique” 20,000-acre estate.
It is believed that estate managers want to give British employees priority over seasonal foreign workers who come to the UK in the summer.
According to job postings on the Farmer’s Weekly website and the Sandringham estate website, temporary laborers will start being hired this month and will work until October.
Those hired will labor on portions of the estate that are privately held by the King rather than those that are rented by tenants.
“Sandringham Farm is looking for harvest students to help the farms during harvest 2023,” the advertisement reads.
“The position will require employing contemporary equipment in a fascinating and distinctive setting.
“The farm, which covers an area of 2,400 hectares (5,930 acres), raises crops like wheat, barley, oats, and beans. It also rotates using cattle and sheep to graze clover leys and cover crops.
Candidates that have a passion for organic farming or who are eager to learn new skills will excel in this position.
The farm utilizes Greenstar RTK along with a variety of other tools to operate a fleet of contemporary John Deer tractors.
When Prince Philip decided to withdraw from public life in 2020, Charles, then the Prince of Wales, took over the estate’s management.
The then-King quickly unveiled plans for 500 cattle, whose manure would be applied to surrounding agriculture fields, as well as an outdoor flock of lambing sheep.
The last time Charles was seen in Sandringham was immediately after his coronation last month when he was seen driving to the nearby St. Mary Magdalene Church for a Sunday service.
The royals frequently spend Christmas here and attend a service on Christmas Day. It is only a short stroll from Sandringham, where they usually spend the holiday season.
Since Queen Elizabeth’s demise in September 2022, Charles had not previously hosted a holiday event as King until last year.
Prince William, Kate, the Princess of Wales, and their children, along with numerous other royal families, attended the yearly celebration with Queen Camilla.