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

Schedule for Careers Day 9 March 2018

Time Activity and speaker Company
9:00 am Opening Address by Dr Tony Woodcock WIT
9:05 am Ciaran Roche FBD Event main sponsor
9:25 Grainne McGrath Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Masters programme

From here until the networking we will be running 4 parallel sessions
(note Forestry session begins at 9.25 am)

Agriculture Stream (students remain in main hall):

Time Activity and speaker Company
9:45 am Shane Doran Pearsons
10:05 am John Miller/Collin Donnery FRS Recruitment
10:25 am Rob O'Keeffe Glanbia

Horticulture Stream (Training Room 2):

Time Speaker Company
9:45 am David Brogan  Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Researcher
10:05 am Betty Kehoe  GIY; Stop Food Waste
10:25 am Janet Power  Gorse Farm
11:00 am Malachy Doherty  Glanbia Countrylife
11:20 am Adam Whitbourn  Blarney Castle Gardens
11:40 am Leanne Roche  DAFM

Forestry Stream (Training Room 1):

Time Speaker Company
9:25 am Stacey Bradley  IForUT
9:45 am Daragh Little  VEON
10:05 am Brian Grimes  The Forestry Company
10:25 am Speaker TBC  Coillte

Agri Food Processing Stream (Training Room 3):

Time Speaker Company
9:45 am Ger Collins  Ribworld
10:00 am Thomas Hayes  The Tipperary Cheese Company
10:15 am Sinead Ryan  Flahavans
10:30 am Michael Butler  Red Mills

All students come back together following their own breakout sessions for the remainder of the day

10:45 am - 12:15 pm


Networking for all students with all invited companies 

Time Speaker Company
12:15 pm Prof Willie Donnelly  President, WIT
12:30 pm Keynote Address from Prof Gerry Boyle  Director of Teagasc
13:00 pm Event Close

Companies that will be attending the Land Sciences Careers Day 2018:

ABP Irish Country Meats
Agri Lloyd Irish Forest Unit Trust
AIB Irish Wood Producers
ASA Liffey Mills
Blarney Castle Gardens Macra na Feirma
Brett Brothers Pearson
Coillte Teoranta Progressive Genetics
Dairymaster Quinns of Baltinglass
Dawn Recruit Farm Solutions Ireland
Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine Red Mills
Dovea Genetics Rib World; Callan Bacon
Eurofins Agroscience Services Ltd Society of Irish Foresters
Eurogene AI SWS Forestry Services Ltd.
FBD Teagasc
Flahavans Teagasc (Agri)
Forest Service DAFM Teagasc (Hort)
FRS Teagasc Walsh Fellowship
GIY Teemore
Glanbia Agribusiness The Forestry Company
Glanbia Countrystyle The Tipperary Cheese Company
Gorse Farm, Bunclody Veon Ltd.
Grassland Agro WIT Careers

Thanks to our sponsors - Land Science day - sponsor logo's

The Careers Day in pictures

The Careers Day on Storify