HerdPlus Graduate Programme 2021

ICBF are currently recruiting for the position of ‘HerdPlus Graduate Program’. Successful candidates will be offered an exciting opportunity to join our world leading organisation for a twelve-month period commencing in September 2021.


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!

ICBF are currently recruiting for a position on the 2021 HerdPlus Graduate Programme. Successful candidates will be offered an exciting opportunity to join our world leading organisation for a twelve-month period, commencing in September 2021.

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 95 people and have a 20-year history in Ireland. We are looking for two graduates to join our hard working and dedicated HerdPlus team. We currently have over 24,000 dairy and beef farmers subscribed to HerdPlus, our comprehensive breeding information service.

What’s on offer?

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.

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 knowledge of dairy/beef farming (not essential but would be an advantage)

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 submit your cover letter and CV.

ICBF is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date is Friday 25th June 2021.