The RPA is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and part of the Civil Service.
They deliver over £2 billion in payments to farmers, traders and landowners each year. The RPA is responsible for land management initiatives and other rural programmes and is critical to the campaign to use their land more sustainably and improve biodiversity.
Whilst working at the Rural Payments Agency, you will work across a range of diverse projects and goals, including:
- Helping to keep UK well fed by providing supermarkets with top quality meat and dairy produce
- Funding super-fast broadband to the UK’s most rural areas to keep them connected
- Managing cattle passports to track their movements across the UK’s farms, ensuring a healthy cow population!
RPA's projects have direct impacts on everyone in the UK and you can be a part of their success by applying to the Operational Delivery Apprenticeship.