In pictures: CAFRE students attend the “Job opportunities in agriculture” event

More than 30 agricultural companies presented the range of positions and career opportunities available in the sector.

Exhibitors also took the opportunity to meet students interested in internship opportunities, with a wide range of opportunities available.

Joe Mulholland, the event organizer and Head of Higher and Higher Education Internships at CAFRE, said, “We were delighted to welcome over 200 students to the event, which included over 90 jobs posted on the “jobs wall”.

“Events like this provide an important platform for employers to meet face-to-face with CAFRE students seeking internships and those seeking career opportunities.”

During the morning event, students were treated to free breakfast and a drink, sponsored by the Ulster Farmers Union.

Martin McKendry, Head of CAFRE College, said, “We are very grateful to UFU for partnering with this event, which will give agriculture graduates of all levels the jumpstart in their careers.

“The range of roles is truly exceptional – from jobs in production agriculture with options for sharecropping agreements, to higher education programs with leading agricultural companies.

“The future is very bright for all of our graduates.”

Companies had HR staff available to explain roles and application procedures.

Company representatives provided fantastic feedback and were thrilled to meet so many potential employees at one event.

Derek Lough, UFU Membership Director, added: “Thank you to the entire CAFRE team for putting on a fantastic event and inviting us to be a part of it.

“We’ve had so many positive conversations with students about their future work opportunities in the agriculture industry.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s event,” he concluded.

For more information on the range of agriculture courses offered at CAFRE, from Level 2 to the BSc (Hons) degree, visit www.cafre.ac.uk

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