Plenty of career prospects in the Irish agri-sector

There are a range of jobs and positions on offer at a number of Irish agricultural companies this week for those looking for a new career challenge.

A full listing of all of the latest jobs and positions on offer is available over on

If you think it’s time for a change of scenery or are contemplating trying your hand at something new, here is a selection of the latest jobs going in the industry.

Agricultural Design Engineer

SAMCO, a family-run agricultural company, is looking to hire an Agricultural Design Engineer. The company is looking for the right person to fill the full-time position at the beginning of September.

The role’s responsibilities will include producing and updating technical drawings and information – using Auto CAD inventor.

The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain effective communications with customers to clarify specifications and deal with any queries raised.

Those thinking of applying should hold a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Agricultural Engineering, or a similar engineering discipline.

At least one year’s experience is desirable and an agricultural background is ideal, but not essential.

Click here for more information.

Graduate position

A full-time graduate position is also available with SAMCO; the company is looking for a candidate to start in September.

The right candidate will be required to measure performance and analyse data, such as crop yield. They will also be asked to attend meetings, organise seminars, farm demonstrations and open days.

A Bachelor of Science honours degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Science, Agri-Environmental Science, Animal Production, Crop Management, Dairy Business or similar disciplines is essential.

Applicants should be self-motivated, highly organised and have the ability to work independently.

For more information on this role click here.

Weighbridge Manager

The Cooney Furlong Grain Company is looking to take on a Weighbridge Manager.

Responsibilities will include the daily management of weighbridge operations, as well as stock control and management.

The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and organisational skills. Experience in a similar role, preferably in an agriculture or warehouse environment, would also be an advantage.

More details about this role and information about how to apply is available here.

Career Development Program

Alltech is looking for people to apply to its European Ruminant Career Development Program.

This is a one-year, salaried, entry-level programme, giving graduates passionate about the ruminant industry the opportunity to develop their skills in nutrition and animal health in an innovative agribusiness company.

Trainees will develop skills to work in a technical sales role in their assigned markets.

Candidates will be expected to audit farm operations and provide appropriate solutions, as well as managing clients.

Applicants must be able to start in September and they must hold either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Dairy Business, Beef Production or closely-related fields.

For more information on this opportunity click here. Applications close on July 10.

Technical Journalist

If you’re an energetic and enthusiastic agricultural graduate who wants to play an integral part in generating technical news stories, features and helping to drive our growing traffic, then we can provide that opportunity.

Working at AgriLand will mean working as part of a digital media team in a fast-paced environment. Having a good knowledge of the agricultural sector is essential.

Reporting to the editor, you will be expected to generate news, follow leads and work with the technical and news teams on stories and content.

Working as part of a team you will be expected to pitch ideas and original content to the editor.

For more information on this exciting opportunity click here.

Account Manager

As the fastest growing and largest agricultural news portal in Ireland, AgriLand is looking to expand its team.

Due to substantial growth we are looking to hire an Account Manager. You will be a valued member of our growing team, reporting to the Advertising Manager.

We have built a dedicated, engaged and rapidly-growing audience of thousands of daily readers that could not previously be reached by traditional media solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships with all of our commercial clients, both direct and agency.

Prior sales / account management experience and a good understanding of online / digital media / traditional media, as well as a knowledge of the agricultural sector, is essential.

A network of contacts in the agricultural and/or agency sector is a definite bonus. If this sounds like a challenge you’re interested in and capable of rising to, we want to hear from you.