4xtrahands if you want to go online. Scottish Farmer if you want to go the traditional routeWhere is the best place to out adverts for tractor drivers now, used to be Dundee Courier was popular, or is it all Facebook nowadays?
So far I've gotten away with word of mouth but I want to advertise this time.
Do they still do years out on farm, did in my day but that was a long time ago.Go direct to the 'local' Ag College, if it's seasonal work or you could host someone on an HND gap year?
If you give the tutors a job description they should be able to match you up, dont be afraid to (tactfully) ask them to screen out the wing nuts...
Jammy barstewardWould you consider an apprentice?
there’s the modern agricultural apprenticeship scheme, facilitated by sruc. When I got our lad on it there was a £5k training fund which will see him through the PAs, chainsaw, 1st aid, H&S, various forklift tickets, plus ppe. Can be rolled into I think a “technical apprenticeship” which would progress them into more of the management side as well.
Depends on getting the right candidate of course, but so far it has worked very well for us.
There’s also no age limit, my apprentice is 24 and came from a fabrication background, which is a massive boost. He even knows what all the buttons do on the welder.