Organisation Name

DEFRA

Type: Government Department
Founded: 2001
Employees: Around 3,500
Industry: Environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is a UK government department that is responsible for supporting the UK's leading food and farming industries which is crucial to sustaining a thriving rural economy.

DEFRA play a big role in our everyday lives from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. DEFRA enhances and safeguards the natural environment around us which makes our country a great place to live in,

On a daily basis DEFRA is involved in supporting food, farming and fisheries industries while protecting the beautiful rural environment and taking preventative measures against flooding, disease and other natural threats.

DEFRA couldn't do what they do without their staff and these are made up of policy makers, scientists and research specialists amongst other vital roles.

Want to kick-start your career while earning and learning? DEFRA have a variety of Apprenticeship opportunities for those with a keen interest in the environment, food and rural affairs. Get a head start on your profession today with a DEFRA Apprenticeship!

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