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Overseas recruitment

We employ a large number of seasonal and full time staff across our operations, principally from various countries around central Europe.

The majority of positions arise within our soft fruit enterprises and covers a wide variety of tasks, including fruit picking and packing; horticultural work; irrigation work; poly tunnel and general maintenance. Full training, development and support is provided to ensure employees perform to the best of their abilities.

A large number of our EU workers tend to be students seeking seasonal summer work and often they return year after year. The busiest season runs from April to October, with starting dates between April and July.


Location and Accommodation


Our business is centred in and around Tofthill Farm, Glencarse, Perth, Scotland, PH2 7LS. The farm and accommodation facilities lie between the historic cities of Perth (10km away) and Dundee (25km) on the banks of the River Tay. The accommodation facilities are within short walking distance of regular public transport.

The accommodation site is home to clean and safe facilities which we offer to our staff at a regulated and fair price. It is also subject to regular local council Environmental Health inspections and is fully compliant with those.

Our extensive and well equipped facilities comprise the following:



  • Mobile homes and accommodation units

  • Excellent toilet and shower facilities which are cleaned daily

  • Laundrettes with automatic washing machines and driers

  • Communal kitchen facilities with a full range of cooking accessories

  • TV and DVD lounge

  • Games room with pool table and table tennis

  • Outdoor sports facilities

  • Camp office to assist with administrative matters

  • Wi-fi

  • Security cameras throughout

  • Car parking


Human Resource and Administrative Support


Our prospective candidates and employees enjoy the support of a multi-lingual Human Resources team who are there to assist with their applications, induction and their on-going welfare during their time with us. We have dedicated office facilities at our accommodation site and head office where our trained teams are on hand to assist in whatever way we can. This includes as standard procedure:



  • Guidance on what to bring with you should you be successful in your application

  • General induction including Health & Safety, accommodation tour and the workplace

  • Registration with the relevant UK taxation authority

  • Organisation of UK bank accounts

  • Induction to the local area

  • Advice and assistance regarding local medical and dental practices

  • Extra-curricular activities including company funded social events

  • General advice and support


Why come to Tofthill?


We are the largest independent strawberry grower in Scotland, which means that we can offer a diverse, challenging and financially rewarding working environment over the course of an extended Scottish season. We recruit directly and do not use agencies so you will always be dealing with company personnel.

We offer a fair wage, as regulated by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board, and provide clean, safe and well equipped accommodation in a stunning location between two major Scottish cities.

Our staff return rate is 50% and we have featured in a national television documentary as an example of how employers should treat their workers, both of which highlight our strong reputation.

We have an established record of progression for individuals who are keen to develop a longer term career with the company. We have a number of individuals in management and administrative positions who started life with the company as a seasonal worker.

You will meet and be working with like-minded individuals and have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills within a dynamic and progressive growth company.

We are an ethical and equal opportunities employer who values diversity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.