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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

About

It’s goes without saying that food and drink are important to us, but beyond what we need to survive people invest a lot in enjoying their food and drink. This means there is an enormous number of possible careers available at all stages of the food production cycle, from farm to fork. You could work in a factory preparing food, a butcher shop or bakery selling fresh food or as a chef in a high-end restaurant, devoting immense care and skill to the preparation of meals.

Skills

    food production, sales & marketing, education & training, physical activity, time management, budgeting, health and safety, customer service, maintaining machines, communication, quality control, managing resources,

Key Facts

56,000
are directly employed in food and drink production
50%
increase in exports from the food and beverage sector since 2009
706
million. Value of Ireland's artisan and speciality food sector
142k
are employed in the restaurant industry

Labour Market Information

There were approximately 116,402 people employed in Food and Beverage services at the end of 2017. Indications are that employment in the sector has been growing, but with a high level of movement between jobs.

The agri-food industry is benefiting from sustained growth in exports, increasing demand for employees. But those prospects may be dented by Brexit, the effects of which the industry may be very exposed to.

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