Kilkenny graduate benefits from Panama placement

Kilkenny graduate benefits from Panama placement

Kilkenny graduate Michael Hennessy is sowing the seeds of a future career in farm management after successfully securing a two-years long overseas placement under a Fyffes Graduate Management Programme.

Raised on a sheep and beef farm in Radestown, the 23-year old is currently applying his knowledge as an Irrigation Supervisor working on one of Fyffes pineapple farms in the Central American state of Panama. Previously he had spent time under the programme working on a similar farm in Costa Rica.

One of ten applicants from across the country chosen by Fyffes to participate in their 2016 programme, Michael graduated with a BSc in Agriculture and Land Management from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2015.

Speaking from Panama, Michael described his role as an ‘out of the ordinary’ placement, going on to say: “the Fyffes International Graduate Management Programme has given me a unique opportunity to progress my career and gain first-hand experience of agriculture and crop harvesting whilst working in a totally different climatic environment”.

Currently, Fyffes is engaged in recruiting graduates under its 2017 graduate recruitment programme and, to that end, the company invites applications from graduates interested in experiencing what its Head of Human Resources, William Faulkner says are ‘the very special opportunities that the programme has to offer'.

Those interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, horticulture, agribusiness, agri-technology, engineering or forestry are asked to visit Fyffes LinkedIn page for further information: