About Us

Raising skills.  Backing business.  Training, skills and workforce development are essential to business success. 

That’s why at Lantra we’re committed to helping land-based and environmental businesses access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge they need. 

We are the UK’s Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries. 

At a Glance

As a Sector Skills Council we support skills and training for people and businesses in the land-based  and environmental sector.

We are an independent UK organisation owned and managed by our industries. We work with employers and the UK’s governments to address your skills and productivity needs.

Working in one of our industries? We have information to help you take your career to the next level.

Just starting out? We can tell you about careers and job opportunities in our sector.

Interested in developing your employees with Investors in People?  We can help land-based and environmental businesses in England to achieve Investors in People status.

We can help you find the training you need with Lantra Awards, which offers and develops nationally recognised vocational training and qualifications in our sector, or search our CourseFinder facility.

Read more about what we do.  

Our Industries

We look after the skills needs of our sector’s industries and professions across the whole of the United Kingdom. There are 16 industries which are grouped around:

  • Land management and production
  • Animal health and welfare 
  • Environmental industries 

There are approximately 230,000, mostly small to medium sized, businesses in the land-based  and environmental sector. Read more about our industries and sector.   

Our Vision and Mission

Lantra’s vision, mission, and Strategic Plan reflect our purpose as a UK-wide Sector Skills Council.

We work with you - our employers, trade associations, unions, learning and training providers, Governments and public agencies - to ensure the UK's  land-based and environmental industries have access to the skills and people they need.

Read our Vision and Mission

Who's Who

Our structure is founded on employers from the sector. Experts from each industry play an important role in forming our strategies, products and services, because they know the needs of their industries better than anyone else.

Read who’s who within the Lantra group and find out about our governance structure, including our:

• Board of Trustees and Sub-committees
Business Management Team.


Search for the current vacancies within Lantra.

Read more about working at Lantra.   

Disease Control and Animal Health

We help people involved with animals to have the skills and knowledge to reduce risk from disease and maintain the highest animal health and welfare standards.

Read More about our Industries


Keeping safe

We support health and safety in the industry to make sure that you come home by developing the standards needed to stay safe.

Read More about High Tech Industries

Skills Assessment

The most up-to-date investigation into skills in the sector, analysing current and future skills needs & much more. Easy-to-read factsheets available.

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Climate Change & the Environment

We help businesses develop skills and knowledge to address climate change and manage the environment sustainably.   

Read More about Climate Change and the Environment

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Feeding the Nation

We help our farmers and growers have the right skills for sustainable, increased food production.

Read More about Feeding the Nation

High-tech industries

We help make sure the sector has the skills and knowledge to use the very latest science and technology and we encourage innovation.

Read More about High Tech Industries

Protecting the Rural Economy

Our support includes environmental and land-based businesses which are key to a fully functioning rural economy


Rural Economy

Urban Environments

We recognise the vital role our businesses have in enhancing and regenerating our urban environment.


Read More about Urban-Environments

Urban Environments

We ensure you have access to the right training & qualifications. Find out more about the role of your SSC. 

We work with many partner organisations in our sector and governments across the UK. View who we are working with.

Contact Us

Can we help? If you have any queries or questions just give us a call on 02476 696996 or follow the links below:

We took to the Houses of Parliament to warn our politicians of gaps in the training we need to feed our nation.