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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Qualifications Required in Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry

Qualifications Required in Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry

What qualifications are required?

You can now complete your training in one of the eight Teagasc colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new Teagasc eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing their training programme.

Teagasc has increased the focus on practical learning with the introduction of management practice on the home farm. This work experience includes supervised project work, participation in a discussion group and will provide you with an opportunity to relate theory to practice.

Teagasc has a close working relationship with the Institutes of Technology and you can progress from Certificate up to Honours Degree level. You can also be referred to other training organisations to acquire skills which will improve your prospects of getting off-farm employment.

Our further education and higher education certificate courses are accredited by QQI  which means that our graduates have a qualification which is recognised at home and abroad.

Click here to read 'Stepping Stones to a Career in Horticulture' 


What are the typical routes into this sector?

There is no typical route into this sector. Employees enter the Agriculture Sector by many different routes, and often through family tradition.