Agri-business editor Eoin Lowry was joined by a panel of people who travel the world through their work.
Sarah Gavin works as a marketing executive at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and travels extensively in her job.
“There are nine of us in the team and it is very rare that all of us are in the office at the same time. Every other week, I’m away.”
Sarah’s key career advice is to find something you love to do and be flexible. She said she was fortunate to have loved her job, “so it didn’t feel like work. Find your niche and try to tie it together – it will make life easier.”
Ciarán Sweeney first joined Fyffes through their graduate programme and said he jumped at the chance to work with the company.
“I travelled to Costa Rica to work across a 2,500-acre pineapple operation and in a team of 800 people.”
Ciarán added that his decision to work abroad has been very rewarding and that when “two roads diverged in the woods, I took the less travelled road”.
Also on the panel was Cathal McCormack, country manager with Alltech Ireland, a company that researches in animal nutrition and health.
He said the landscape of employment has changed hugely as companies are much more internationalised.
Despite travelling the world with his job, Cathal has always been based in Ireland. He added that working abroad showed him that “there is tremendous opportunity in agriculture to work internationally. As well, Irish people are liked everywhere we go.”
If you’re looking for a job, pick up a copy of the Irish Farmers Journal this Thursday! There were 1,120 jobs on offer at the Irish Farmers Journal and open eir Agri Careers Fair last week. The jobs wall on display at the event is replicated over seven pages in this week’s Irish Country Living supplement.
Not all of these roles have been filled yet, so make sure you get in touch with employers straight away: contact details are included in the jobs wall for each.