At this year’s Agri Careers Fair there will be ample opportunity to learn about apprenticeships. Agricultural machinery companies like CLAAS will be ready and waiting to discuss details of their apprenticeship programmes at the fair while the Apprenticeship Services Stand will be a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about apprenticeships in Ireland.At the Apprenticeship Services Stand visitors to the fair can learn about two apprenticeships in particular that have an agri twist: agricultural mechanics and farriery.
When – Agri Careers 2017 will take place on Thursday 30th March 2017 in the RDS Main Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
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Agri Careers by the Irish Farmers Journal and open Eir at the RDS
promises to be a one-stop-shop for all the agriculture and agri-food recruitment needs of both employers and employees. The careers fair element of the event will host stands from employers across various sectors of agriculture and agri-food promoting vacant roles in their company and stands from third-level institutions promoting their agriculture and agri-food courses. Exhibitors will include meat processors, dairy processors and food companies, animal health, nutrition, genetics and fertiliser companies, machinery and engineering companies, agri-business and service companies, fertiliser, horticulture and forestry, retail and consumer, education and IT & Ag tech.
Current confirmed exhibitors include key industry players: major co-ops – Glanbia, Dairygold and Aurivo, two of the biggest meat processors – ABP and Kepak and agricultural-machinery manufacturer Claas. Two educational institutions which place a particular focus on agri-engineering degrees are also confirmed as exhibitors – IT Tralee and Harper Adams. Keep an eye onwww.agricareers.ie for further updates and announcements. For more information and regular updates keep an eye on www.agricareers.ie/on-the-day
UCD launch new Agricultural Systems Technology degree programme at Harvesting Knowledge: Big Data in Agriculture and Food symposiumThe School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin launched an exciting new undergraduate degree programme entitled Agricultural Systems Technology at the Harvesting Knowledge: Big Data in Agriculture and Food symposium at the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science on Tuesday, 13thDecember 2016.
The new four year honours degree programme is aimed at students who wish to build their knowledge and skills-base to address the complexities of developing, deploying and managing technology for the agriculture and food sector. With a focus on design, numeracy and technology, students will be committed and engaged with food production and processing, and specifically with technology to enhance efficiency, sustainability and reliability. Technologies of interest range from computer systems, networks, data management and sensors through machinery systems to precision agriculture.
More information on the BAgrSc Agricultural Systems Technology programme can be found on the UCD website here …