Reflections on Agri Careers 2016
The vast majority of the roles at last year’s Agri Careers Fair were in Ireland, and generally rural Ireland. And this is the story behind the stat that one in eight jobs in Ireland is supported by the agricultural sector. Many small companies located in very small villages and towns across Ireland create perhaps one job, or two jobs each, but it’s when we count all of these roles that we really see the impact the agricultural sector has in terms of the employment in creates in this country, particularly in rural areas.
Niamh Bambrick was just one attendee at last year’s fair and she speaks very highly about the event; “it was very good. There were lots of different companies with jobs and opportunities on offer”. The Kilkenny native who is a graduate of UCD where she studied Animal and Crop Production felt she learned a lot from the talks alone at the fair. “I found the talks very good, there was ones about CV preparation, and others where people spoke about their own experiences.” Niamh was also amazed with the amount of new companies she discovered at the fair; “I learned about loads of companies which I wouldn’t have had a clue about really, I never even heard of them, never mind know they had jobs on offer”.