APPLE PICKING AUGUST - NOVEMBER,
FRUIT PACKING AUGUST - FOLLOWING APRIL
EMAIL: Victoriafarm1@aol.com OR CALL: 01732 852009
From 1 April 2023 the cost for accommodation is £63.70 per week (£9.10 per day), which is deducted from your wages. We ask that you keep the accommodation clean and tidy, and return keys at the end of your stay.
We pay either by piecework (the more you pick the more you earn) or by the hour from £10.42 (from 1 April 2023) and this is paid weekly. You must have an online account, prepaid card or British bank account so your wages can be paid direct into your account.
Accommodation and jobs
We usually start apple picking during the month of August and continue to the end of October or beginning of November (subject to crop and weather) and the fruit packhouse will continue until approx. April.
We provide mobile home facilities with rooms for couples, 2 or 3 people and then shared kitchen, laundry, showers, toilets. Plates, cutlery, pots and pans are all provided.
We usually pick 8 hours a day Monday - Friday and occasional weekends depending on weather. Fruit picking is hard work, most of the picking is in twos or groups. You will need to be fit and healthy, able to lift, carry, keen to work hard, and pick to a high standard with no bruising.
You must be entitled to work in the UK. All non British employees must have one of the following: Settlement status, Pre-settlement status, Frontier worker permit, or a Hong Kong British National overseas visa. If you meet the above requirements please contact us as soon as possible and we will get you booked in.
The farm is situated walking distance from the village of Hadlow where you will find a selection of shops, hairdressers, tea rooms, fish and chip shop, bakery, post office, pub, gardens, chemist etc. Buses run from Hadlow to the towns of Tonbridge (approx. 15 mins), Tunbridge Wells (approx. 25 mins), Maidstone (approx 25 mins) etc. for all your shopping needs. From Tonbridge to central London by train is approx. 50 mins or to the seaside (Hastings, Margate) is similar.
You can visit many castles e.g. Leeds, Hever, Tonbridge, Scotney to name a few, plus beautiful historical sites e.g Penshurst Place, Sissinghurst, Knole Park and many more.