Do you relish a challenge and wish to be part of a top-class team? Are you an innovative team player with the drive and dedication required to help shape the future of the Irish beef and dairy industry?

If the answer is Yes, then the HerdPlus Graduate Programme at ICBF may be the right fit for you!

Applications are now open for the 2023 HerdPlus Graduate Programme. Successful candidates will be offered an exciting opportunity to join our world leading organisation for a twelve-month period, commencing in Summer/Autumn 2023.

Our core strength at ICBF is our people and the HerdPlus Graduate Programme is a key element in expanding our high calibre talent base. ICBF employ approximately 100 people and have over 20 years of history in Ireland. We currently have over 24,000 dairy and beef farmers subscribed to HerdPlus, our comprehensive breeding information service.

What’s on offer?

We are looking for two graduates to join our hard working and innovative team in our newly opened, state of the art offices in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Throughout the programme, you will learn and develop a broad skillset in an open, supportive and collaborative environment. You will be working directly with farmers and industry experts to deliver results that will make a financial impact for our farmers and the wider agricultural sector. You will get the opportunity to work alongside a top-class team on a variety of projects across the beef and dairy sectors.

Our aim is that you will gain invaluable experience over the twelve months, which will enable you to excel in your career, along with the possibility of a long-term position within the organisation based on your performance during the programme.

Our ideal candidate must:

  • Be self-motivated
  • Be a team player
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a good telephone manner
  • Have good computer skills
  • Hold a 3rd level degree in Ag. Science or equivalent
  • Have a keen interest in cattle breeding

If you are interested in making a difference in the Irish agricultural industry, then we would love for you to apply to this year’s Graduate Programme. Please email you cover letter and CV to [email protected]

ICBF is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date is Friday 21st April 2023.