We provide high quality accommodation to our team and plan working shifts in advance so we are able to give our families real quality of life working in an agricultural environment. This results in staff retention and stability.
Investment in training is vital to us. In addition to our current staff training programme, last year we started the P.X. Farms Graduate Programme, which employs one new young person every two years, and puts them through a range of farm experiences – including combining in Australia.
We also organise regular educational trips and speakers’ meetings for all farm staff to encourage continuous learning. Most recently a group of staff, including the current P.X. Farms Graduate Jamie Willoughby, went on a learning trip to SIMA in France.
We’re always investing in ways to keep our team and those working around them safe, and looking after our team’s health and well being. Recent examples include the new CCTV system on our latest lorries to ensure drivers are more aware of their environment and who is around them, and the purchase of an onsite cherry picker to reduce the need for our team to go up and down ladders.
But it’s not just our employees we feel are part of the P.X. Family, it’s the partners we team up with – our machinery suppliers, trades people like plumbers,builders, electricians, those with specialist expertise and our clients. Together we build the foundation to expand and the opportunity to provide value.