Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Farming continues to play a big role in Irish life, with forests growing in size plus a thriving gardening and landscaping sector there are many opportunities for those who enjoy active jobs where you are doing practical work out in the open air. Whether you are working on farms as a farm owner or farmhand, caring for our forests or smaller scale work in horticulture, where you can design landscapes or tend gardens.

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If physical and practical work out in the open air suit you down to the ground (excuse the pun), this may be the sector for you. Roles such as dairy farmer, gardener and tree surgeon are all hands-on jobs. But even if you prefer not to get your hands dirty, this sector offers plenty of associated research and development roles. Although this is a traditional sector with a long history in rural Ireland in particular, technological and scientific developments mean that the sector is always current and exciting.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Farming, Horticulture & Forestry sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • active learning
  • communication
  • crop management
  • active listening
  • active listening
  • data analysis & statistics
  • decision making
  • decision making
  • developing relationships
  • education & training
  • adaptability
  • health and safety
  • independence
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • maintaining machinery
  • negotiation
  • animal care

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