Land Sciences Careers Day

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Land Sciences Careers Day

The WIT Land Science Careers Day took place on Friday, 9 March 2018

Land Sciences Careers Day 2018 synopsis

The WIT Land Science Careers Day was held in the WIT Arena on Friday, 9 March 2018 and proved to be a huge success. In total, 45 companies that specialize in Agriculture, Agri Food Processing, Horticulture and Forestry attended the day. The feedback on the event was exceptionally positive, the WIT students' enthusiastic engagement exceeded the expectations of the companies. Students and companies have made valuable connections and a number of students have already been called for interviews for positions a few days after the event took place.

Talks took place in a number of parallel sessions, and speakers on the day were from a range of different companies. Many of the companies who attended also contributed to the event through much appreciated sponsorship. A very important element of the day was the commemoration of 40 years between WIT and Teagasc collaboration in education provision. The director of Teagasc, Prof Gerry Boyle, gave the keynote address on the day, and in his speech he spoke about the fruitful and positive relationship that has existed for 40 years between the two organisations.


Land Sciences Careers Day 2018

Land Sciences Careers Day schedule on 9 March 2018

Time Activity and speaker Company
8:00 am Opening Address by Dr Tony Woodcock WIT
8:05 am Ciaran Roche FBD Event main sponsor
8:25 am Grainne McGrath Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Masters programme

From here until the networking we will be running 4 parallel sessions
(note Forestry session begins at 8.25 am)

Agriculture Stream (students remain in main hall):

Time Activity and speaker Company
8:45 am Shane Doran Pearsons
09:05 am John Miller/Collin Donnery FRS Recruitment
09:25 am Rob O'Keeffe Glanbia

Horticulture Stream (Training Room 2):

Time Speaker Company
8:45 am David Brogan  Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Researcher
09:05 am Betty Kehoe  GIY; Stop Food Waste
09:25 am Janet Power  Gorse Farm
10:00 am Malachy Doherty  Glanbia Countrylife
10:20 am Adam Whitbourn  Blarney Castle Gardens
10:40 am Leanne Roche  DAFM

Forestry Stream (Training Room 1):

Time Speaker Company
8:25 am Stacey Bradley  IForUT
8:45 am Daragh Little  VEON
09:05 am Brian Grimes  The Forestry Company
09:25 am Speaker TBC  Coillte

Agri Food Processing Stream (Training Room 3):

Time Speaker Company
8:45 am Ger Collins  Ribworld
09:00 am Thomas Hayes  The Tipperary Cheese Company
09:15 am Sinead Ryan  Flahavans
09:30 am Michael Butler  Red Mills

All students come back together following their own breakout sessions for the remainder of the day

09:45 am - 11:15 am


Networking for all students with all invited companies 

Time Speaker Company
11:15 am Prof Willie Donnelly  President, WIT
11:30 am Keynote Address from Prof Gerry Boyle  Director of Teagasc
12:00 pm Event Close

Companies that attended the Land Sciences Careers Day 2018:

ABP Irish Country Meats
Agri Lloyd Irish Forest Unit Trust
AIB Irish Wood Producers
ASA Liffey Mills
Blarney Castle Gardens Macra na Feirma
Brett Brothers NAD Ireland
Coillte Teoranta Pearson
Dairymaster Progressive Genetics
Dawn Quinns of Baltinglass
Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine Recruit Farm Solutions Ireland
Dovea Genetics Red Mills
Eurofins Agroscience Services Ltd Rib World; Callan Bacon
Eurogene AI Society of Irish Foresters
FBD SWS Forestry Services Ltd.
Flahavans Teagasc
Forest Service DAFM Teagasc (Agri)
FRS Teagasc (Hort)
GIY Teagasc Walsh Fellowship
Glanbia Agribusiness Teemore
Glanbia Countrystyle The Forestry Company
Gorse Farm, Bunclody The Tipperary Cheese Company
Grassland Agro Veon Ltd.
Hartley People WIT Careers
IFAC Worrell Harvesting Ltd.

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pdf icon Land Sciences Careers Day 2018 booklet

Land Sciences Careers Day 2018

The Careers Day in pictures

The Careers Day on Storify