• Name: Claire Mooney.
  • From: Co Clare; married in Kilkenny.
  • College: UCD bachelor of agriculture science specialising in animal science.
  • Job title: ASSAP adviser with Teagasc Tipperary.
  • “Since moving into the ASSAP role, variety is a great part of the job. No two days are the same.

    “I cover all of Co Tipperary so a good lot of travel is involved, but I don’t mind this as you get to build relationships in all the offices in the region.

    “This role also involves a lot of collaboration with co-ops, local authorities, farm organisations and colleagues across the county. It has opened doors for me in terms of being on local interview panels, which I would never have got an opportunity to do in my previous role.

    “I would advise recent graduates to not be put off by short-term contracts or not getting your ideal location in your first job. I started off on contract as a REPS adviser before becoming permanent.”

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