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Farmer Time calls for more farmer participants
Janine Kennedy
The Airfield Estate initiative links school children with Irish farmers to help educate them about food production – but the farmers say they learn a lot, too. Janine Kennedy writes.
29 June 2022 Education
Technological university series: Atlantic Technological University
For the month of July, Janine Kennedy will be lifting the lid on each of our five new technological universities - this week, it's all about ATU - Atlantic Technological University.
15 June 2022 Careers
A diverse Masters programme with Macra Agricultural Skillnet and UCD
If you work with farmers and are looking to upskill, University College Dublin (UCD) and Macra Agricultural Skillnet are offering a programme to help you do just that.
Do you think an apprenticeship could be for you?
For the right person, apprenticeships can offer a way to learn while you earn in a hands-on way and many businesses and third level institutions are jumping on the apprenticeship train.
8 June 2022 Education
Microsoft and Maynooth University bring digital wealth
Microsoft Ireland’s Dream Space has partnered with the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University to bring accessible STEM programmes into classrooms, writes Janine Kennedy.
3 June 2022 Education
Where to go for a career in the dairy sector?
A look at the options available to those looking to study for a career in the dairy sector.
25 May 2022 Education
Lack of opportunity for growth major factor in agri-recruitment - FRS
How can businesses - and entire industries - attract and retain talent in an ever-changing, diverse world of employment?
18 May 2022 Careers
Careers: Beefing up on a career in auctioneering
Parents pave the career path for some but for others it may be burning ambition or the way that opportunity knocks. In Fionn Sherlock’s case it all started with a calf. Writes Marianne Heron
18 May 2022 Careers
Human resources: learning to live (and work) with Long COVID
When it comes to Long COVID, what do we know about it and what can employers do to protect their employees as well as their business? Janine Kennedy writes.
11 May 2022 Careers
Post-pandemic Ireland: where are we with remote working?
Hybrid and remote working have become normalised over the past two years, but what should the rules be now that society has reopened? Janine Kennedy writes in the first of our four-part HR series.
4 May 2022 Careers
The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship to host virtual open evening
The event is aimed at anyone interested in developing a career in insurance and offers the ability to “earn and learn” at the same time, writes Janine Kennedy.
29 April 2022 News
A listening ear for overwhelmed vets
Andy Mayne and Louise Taylor volunteer for the helpline Vet Support, which helps vets deal with overwhelm. They speak to Ilka Denker about their experience from Vet Support and their own vet careers
27 April 2022 Careers