Applications now closed: Soil Sampling Technicians

Would you like to be part of a first-of-its-kind soil nutrient health scheme taking place across Northern Ireland?

Roles available

We're seeking soil sampling technicians on a full or part-time basis to support Zone 2 of this exciting scheme to enable efficient and sustainable crop production. The sampling period will be approximately 16-18 weeks (mid-October 2023 up to the end of February 2024).

Applications are now closed. Keep an eye out for new vacancies for the next stage of the project in 2024.


Soil Sampler on site

About the project

Described as an “ambitious and transformative scheme” for Northern Ireland, the four-year, £45 million project will enable efficient and sustainable crop production. Being rolled out by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and managed by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), the project will see a collection of soil samples taken from all 700,000 of Northern Ireland’s agricultural fields. Testing the soil will provide nutrient information and allow for estimations of carbon levels in soils, hedgerows and trees.

Not only will it help farmers improve nutrient applications, but it will also address environmental challenges, such as water quality run off. By doing so, farmers will have more specific detail of the nutrients they require to optimise soil quality for agriculture.

In the news

The BBC recently paid a visit to learn more about the project and interview farmers involved in the scheme, our client Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), and RPS' Project Director Donal Doyle.

Image of the BBC article on the AFBI Soil Sampling project

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