February 6, 2014

Kathryn McCormick

“Coming from a beef and arable farm it was always my intention to pursue a career within the agricultural industry. I chose the BSc Agricultural Technology programme because of its applied nature and the broad spectrum of subjects that it covered. Following graduation I got a job with WD Meats, Coleraine. Since I commenced working with the company, I have had the opportunity to work in several areas including procurement, slaughtering and boning. This has helped me get to know the full operation of the company and has given me a further insight into the beef industry.

Today my main role within the company is as a Farm Auditor, ensuring livestock is procured from farms with the highest of welfare and husbandry standards to meet customer demands.

The knowledge and skills gained from the BSc Agricultural Technology degree programme are now directly applied in my career. My years at Greenmount and Queens University were practical, applied, interesting, challenging and very enjoyable and have set me in good stead for my future ahead.”

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