Land Sciences Careers Day

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Land Sciences Careers Day

The next WIT Land Science Careers Day will take place on Friday, 9 March 2018

Land Sciences Careers Day 2017 synopsis

WIT has been hosting a Land Sciences Careers Day for the last number of years, and it has become a key date in the academic calendar. This event allows Agri / Food / Forestry / Horticulture companies from the region and beyond to come to WIT and meet with the final year students in these codes. In 2017, this event happened in the new WIT Arena on the Carriganore campus for the first time, and the event was a huge success. Another first in 2017 was the fact that FBD came on board as the main event sponsor – their support is very much appreciated.

The event included a number of talks from leading players in the agri-food industry. A large portion of the day was dedicated to a networking event which allowed companies to set up stands where students and company representatives discussed career opportunities and forged links which will be invaluable to the students and indeed the companies going forward.

A student committee produced a careers day booklet which can be viewed on the student profiles tab. In this booklet the profiles of the final year students can be viewed, and you can also see the companies who supported the event financially. We really appreciated that support, without which the event could not have been run.

Land Sciences Careers Day 2018

Running order to be confirmed.

Companies who attended the 2017 event

AIB Irish Forest Unit Trust
AMAC Irish Wood Producers
ASA Kerry Foods Innovation
Bank of Ireland Kilmoon Cross Nurseries
Curragh Golfcourse Kilsaran Home 
Dairygold Co-Operative Society Laois Sawmills
Dairymaster Macra na Feirma
Dawn National AgriChemical Distributors
De Paor Consultancy Nuffield (former Chairman)
FBD Rib World; Callan Bacon
FDC Agricultural Consultants SAP Nurseries
Forest Harvest Training Forum Society of Irish Foresters
Forestry Services Ltd. South East Regional Skills Forum Manager
FRS SWS Forestry Services Ltd.
Glanbia Teagasc (Hort)
GLDA Teagasc Botanic gardens
Grantstown Nurseries Teagasc Forestry Development Unit
Grassland Agro Teagasc Walsh Fellowship
Green Keeping Ireland Teagasc (Kildalton)
Greenbelt Ltd. The Forestry Company
Horticulture Industry Forum Veon Ltd.
Irish Country Meats Western Forestry Co-operative Society

Land sciences careers day sponsors

The Careers Day in pictures

The Careers Day on Storify