Our profit is in the relationships and friendships we build
Working with Concordia is different to working with an employment agency. As a registered charity, we are not driven by profit. Our reward is in the relationships and friendships we nurture between the growers, their employees and the seasonal employees we place. The financial advantages of teaming up with us, however, are clear. As a non-profit organisation we can keep our costs down.
The Seasonal Agricultural Participants Scheme (SAWS)
We’re just one of nine organisations appointed by the Home Office to manage the supply of seasonal employees from Romania and Bulgaria to UK farms. These young people are mainly students or recent graduates who want to earn some money, learn a little of our culture and improve their language skills.
Once we know your requirements we can find you suitable candidates and handle all the admin, including the issue of work permits.
“We would never be able to pick our harvest without participants from Concordia. The responsibility of having young participants on our farm is huge but Concordia’s guidelines and recommendations have helped us give our seasonal employees a high standard of safe accommodation on site. When you call Concordia you find they can’t do enough for you.”
Alison Barham, Moatlands Farm Ltd, Kent.