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.

Group Work Experience

Equipeople can design work experience programmes to suit a school's individual needs. They can be of a one month duration or more and can be tailor-made to the demands of the school.

Fees for our services depend on the requirements of the school and the programme desired. Here are a few examples of past groups.

115 students from Austria

These students came over for placements from four weeks up to fourteen weeks on a variety of Irish farms. We gave a three hour orientation seminar in Austria, provided and monitored placements, met students at the airport, organised onward travel, provided a Welcome Pack for each student detailing life in Ireland, kylemore_abbey_group.jpg its agriculture and places of interest both nationally and locally, visited each student on site and provided emergency backup. A high level of service was required by the school, but a very large number of students, so our fee was 270.00 per student.

10 Students from Sweden

These were dairy students who required a six week placement on a dairy farm. No orientation seminar was needed in Sweden but we organised a one-day orientation seminar in Ireland, along with meals and accommodation for two nights. Equipeople arranged the onward travel, airport collection, Welcome Packs and one site visit to each student. Although a small number of students, a high level of service was required. The cost equated to 400.00 per student.

25 Students from Poland

Work experience placement for two months, no orientation seminar requested, we arranged onward travel and monitored and provided emergency backup service. Each student received at least one phone call from us to ensure that the placement was going well. Medium number of students but we provided only placement and emergency service, so a low rate of 300.00 per student.

60 students from Sweden

This is a private school who stressed that they wanted a very high level of service. They required a three month work placement, orientation seminar in Sweden and a two day orientation seminar in Ireland including agricultural language classes and a one day cultural trip around Dublin city along with three nights accommodation, meals and evening entertainment. Equipeople guided the school on a bus tour around Dublin visiting historic buildings, streets and the main shopping areas. Each student received a site visit and several phone call from us during their stay. This group contained a high number of students and a very high level of service was required so a high fee of 500.00 per applicant was the price for this group.


17 students from France

These students were studying landscaping in a horticultural college. They are coming for four weeks during September and were placed with host that had landscaping projects. Each student stayed with a family and had at least one landscaping project to complete from start to finish. They were required to keep a detailed record of the project from start to completion. We organised placements, followed up on all the students throughout their time in Ireland and provided emergency backup, but no site visits were arranged. Our fee for this group is 325.00 per student.

Our programmes are flexible and are designed with the school's needs in mind. Equipeople meet all groups at Dublin airport, provide Welcome Packs and organise the onward travel to the hosts' farms.