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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.

About

Farming continues to play a big role in Irish life, with forests growing in size plus a thriving gardening and landscaping sector there are many opportunities for those who enjoy active jobs where you are doing practical work out in the open air. Whether you are working on farms as a farm owner or farmhand, caring for our forests or smaller scale work in horticulture, where you can design landscapes or tend gardens.

Skills

    sales & marketing, communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, adaptability, active listening, attention to detail, negotiation, education & training, decision making, data analysis & statistics, one to one counselling, persuasion, developing relationships,

Key Facts

18,500
family dairy farms in Ireland
11,000
involved in growing tillage crops in Ireland
3,500
employed in mushroom growing
10,000
average number employed in forestry

Labour Market Information

There were 111,700 working in agriculture at the end of 2017, 5.0% of national employment. The vast majority (95%) of this employment was in the core agriculture activities of crop and animal production. Forestry, fishing and other agriculture activities made up the remaining 5%. There was very little change in the number employed in Agriculture between 2016 and 2017.

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Forestry Careers

  • Career Opportunities
  • Education and Training
  • Career Advice 
  • About this Sector

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Posted by Forestry Careers Ireland
Forestry Careers
Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry

  • Career Opportunities
  • Education & Training
  • Career Advice
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Posted by Teagasc
Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry Teagasc Course Providers
Teagasc Course Providers

  • Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College
  • Clonakilty Agricultural College 
  • Ballyhaise Agricultural College
  • Botanic Gardens

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Career Videos...

 
Luke Drea - Event Rider
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Luke Drea - Event Rider

 
Veon - Forestry
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Veon - Forestry

 
Teagasc - Teagasc Introduction
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Teagasc - Teagasc Introduction

 
UCD Forestry Degree -
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Career Interviews

Mark Clery, Regional Forester

Christopher Heavey, Propagation and Trees Enterprise

Joe Codd, Sales Director

College Course Videos...

 
Agricultural Engineering  - Institute of Technology Tralee
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Agricultural Engineering - Institute of Technology Tralee

 
Beef Enterprise at Ballyhaise College  Liam McWeeney - Ballyhaise Agricultural College
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Beef Enterprise at Ballyhaise College Liam McWeeney - Ballyhaise Agricultural College

 
Environmental Management in Agriculture - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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Environmental Management in Agriculture - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT