Agricultural Work Experience in Ireland


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Winter 2017
End of the year

We have recently welcomed our last group of students for 2017. These French student are here until the end of November, so there is still time for them to improve their English skills and get some hands-on work experience. There are three groups of students from Danish schools finishing their placements during early November and they have had a great time with their Irish families.

Soon, we will start to receive applications for spring placements, which is a great time to come to a farm. During spring (February until April) students get involved with calving, lambing and even foaling. New born animals are arriving at farms every day and it is a great opportunity for a student to be involved in the process, learn about the care of new born animals, pregnant animals, changing feeding programmes, the change in grassland management, and lots of veterinary aspects.

Call +353 (0)57 86 43 195 to find out more or drop an email to info@equipeoplework

We look forward to hearing from you.

About Equipeople agricultural work experience

irish_countryside.jpgEquipeople has been placing young Europeans in equine and agricultural work experience placements throughout Ireland since 2003. We have a network of over 600 hosts who share their way of life with students that work on the farm as part of the family, while learning and experiencing the Irish way of life and its culture.

student_with_horse.jpgOn arrival in Ireland, students will receive a welcome pack with comprehensive information about Ireland and our agricultural industry. In this pack we give a comprehensive overview of Ireland's current agricultural climate and we also go into depth about each individual sector. Many students are required to do a report on farming in Ireland and our hosts help with this.

Students are informed about our Agricultural Education Authority, Teagasc, and are encouraged to contact them for any further information that they need.

Students should go home with a comprehensive understanding of Irish farming and our agricultural way of life. We also expect that our host farmers will have learnt from the students, both agriculturally and culturally.

"I have visited Equipeople's office in Ireland and was impressed by the professionalism and care that the staff put into every application that cross's their desk. students_with_donkey.jpgFrom the moment that they receive the application until they are organising transport back to the airport, every consideration is given to ensuring that the trainee has an enjoyable and beneficial time in Ireland. I am promoting the Equipeople programme in Spain because I am confident that Equipeople will look after my people and will efficiently deal with the occasional problem. The program Equipeople offer's is a great opportunity for any student willing to learn not only about agriculture but also the language and culture of the friendly and charming Ireland. It is important for anyone living abroad to feel there is someone to help if needed, even if it just a chat about the experiences they are going through. The quality of the program and service is superb. " Meritxell Morera, Managing Director, SABATICA, Spain.