Agricultural Work Experience in Ireland


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Autumn 2017
Summer is over!

Now the summer school holidays are over, everyone is back to school, studying hard. Teachers have been contacting us about sending students to Ireland this autumn, through the winter, and we even have some inquiries for next spring time.

We have a large number of students from Denmark coming to Irish dairy farms this October, so there are not many placements left available for that period.

However, if you need to send students abroad for their work experience, to gain a cultural insight to another country and to improve their English language skills, why not give us a call to discuss your needs. The new academic year has started, so let us help make it a successful and educational time for your students.

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.

Application Info

To us in Equipeople it is very important that we do as much as possible in advance of the applicants' arrival to ensure that their work experience in Ireland is going to be one of the best periods in their life. We want the trip to go as smoothly as possible and so we have compiled some information to help make that happen.

Type of Person best suited to Ireland
Suitability to Placements
The Application Process
Equipeople's Role in the Placement

There are some requirements in order for students to qualify for our programmes, and some documents that need to be submitted to support their applications.

Short Term

• Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 11 weeks
• Host family provide accommodation and meals

Long Term

• Minimum 12 weeks, maximum 52 weeks
• Host family provide accommodation, meals and weekly pocket money
• For every six months the student is entitled to 1 week’s holiday with pocket money

All students must provide a letter from their school/college/university confirming that the period of work experience/internship is either:

• A compulsory part of their agricultural education
• Strongly recommended to be completed during their education
• Strongly recommended within 12 months of graduation to develop the student’s future education or professional career
• Funded through Erasmus+, school/college funding or regional/council funding

The placement the students choose to attend should be relevant to their education in some way, for example:

• Agricultural Science
• Equine Studies
• Animal Keeping
• Veterinary Studies
• Environmental Studies
• Horticulture/Landscaping
• Tourism/Hotel Management
• Childcare i.e. Teaching, Nursing, Pedagogy, Social Care

The minimum age for an individual applicant is 17 years of age. For those participating as part of a group, we can allow 16 year old students, as they will have their class network in Ireland as support. Ideally, these 16 years olds should be closer to 17 years of age.

Any student under the age of 18 years will require parental consent to participate in our programmes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries from potential applicants to any of the programmes.

By email:
• – Short Term Programme
• – Long Term Programme

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