Market Trends in the Agri Food Sector


FRS Recruitment presently has close ties with many employers in the Agri-food sector in Ireland. The Agri-food sector currently employs 8.6 % of Irelands total working population which represents an abundance of job opportunities in this sector. FRS Recruitment which is part of FRS Network has been recruiting  for the Irish Agricultural trade since 1980.

In an article published by the Irish Farmers Journal in November 2017 it saw a staggering 2300 newly created jobs for that year with FRS Recruitment making a vital contribution to the that number. This growth in job creation is driven primarily by the increase in dairy exports which rose by 19% in 2017 which were valued at 4bn.

In the last 12 months we have seen significant job opportunities for Agricultural Advisors to work on Glass , Derogation & Nutrient Management plans. This has been a big success venture for both FRS and Teagasc with over 150 created positions for 2017.

Since Ireland has increased its export business it comes as no surprise that there are increased job opportunities in the following areas

  • Supply chain management
  • Quality Control / Assurance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technical & support staff.
  • Agronomy
  • Farm management.
  • Agricultural advisors

In particular we have noticed increased job opportunities with the following employers

  • Food processing
  • Animal feed merchants
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Livestock breeding
  • Farm merchant groups


For further information on the above job opportunities feel free to contact our Agri-food Recruitment Consultant John Miller on [email protected]

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