Horticulture

Adam Ferguson

“I always knew I wanted an outdoor career and came to study the Extended Diploma in Horticulture at Greenmount after I completed my GCSEs. The course was really comprehensive, with…

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Horticulture

Adam Kelly

"I had a part-time job with an established local nursery and started a small business of my own while I was still at school – so after I completed my…

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Equine

Aimee Donaldson

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management “Last year I completed the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Enniskillen Campus and have now progressed onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma…

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Food

Alan Hazelton

“My studies at Loughry went by so quickly. I think that's probably because I really enjoyed my time there. I joined the National Diploma in Food Technology because I didn't…

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Food

Alexandra Orr

BSc (Hons) Food Technology I left school after completing my GCSE’s and went to Loughry to study for a BTEC National Diploma in Food Science and Manufacturing Technology. Following this…

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Equine

Alison Bell

BSc (Hons) in Equine Management "I am a second year student on the BSc (Hons) programme at Enniskillen. I have settled in well to Higher Education. The campus is small and the students…

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Agriculture

Alistair Black

  Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture "I am from a dairy farm in Aghadowey, near Coleraine where we have a herd of pedigree Holstein Friesian cows.  I enjoy working on…

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Agriculture

Anna Boyd

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture I work on my family beef and sheep farm, near Cloughmills in County Antrim where we have around 800 cows and 1100 sheep.  I…

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Equine

Avril Simpson

FdSc in Equine Management “I am currently completing a FdSc in Equine Management.  I spent my placement working in Greg Broderick's Ballypatrick Show Jumping Yard in Co. Down. I really…

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Floristry

Bethany Lindsay

I completed my Level 2 Diploma in Floristry with Merit at Greenmount in June 2012 and was delighted to be offered a permanent job with my Level 2 placement provider,…

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Food

Carla Brolly

National Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Health “My ambition is to have a career in food and health and my current studies have instilled this desire. The broad range of…

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Food

Christopher Henry

BSc (Hons) Food Technology I studied A-Levels at a Grammar School close to Cookstown and heard about  Loughry from my careers teacher. I was attracted to Loughry’s courses because they…

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Food

Christopher Quigley

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Food & Drink “The Food Apprenticeship Programme has enabled me to improve my skills whilst working alongside experienced staff. I gained a vocational qualification which was…

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Agriculture

Ciaran Walsh

Multiskilling Programme I have always loved farming and spent a lot of time when I was younger working on my granddad's farm. In 2009 I started to develop my own…

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Food

Claire Davison

BSc (Hons) Food Design and Nutrition I decided to study at Loughry after completing my A levels in Home Economics, Religious Education, and Geography. I heard about Loughry from previous…

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Food

Claire Marshall, Linden Foods

BSc (Hons) Food Business Management After completing my GCSE’s, I studied at Loughry for a National Diploma in Food Nutrition and Health. I decided to stay on at Loughry after…

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Veterinary Nursing

Claire McConaghy

Claire is currently Head Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach at Firmount Veterinary Practice in Antrim. She completed her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Greenmount in 2007 and was…

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Floristry

Clare McAuley

I had a part time job with a local florist, Floral Creations, in Comber, while still at school. I enjoyed working with customers, and loved the buzz of the shop…

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Veterinary Nursing

Daniel Paton

Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant The great thing about the Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant Course is taking what I've learned in class and applying it to my everyday work…

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Food

Darren McCann

FdSc Food Nutrition and Health Before studying at Loughry, I completed A level Biology, Chemistry and Music and a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Due to my keen interest…

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Food

David Hughes

“When you tell people you work in the food industry they immediately assume you're involved with cooking or making foods. I couldn't be further away from those stereotypical images as…

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Equine

Emma Ferguson

BSc (Hons) in Equine Management Emma, a graduate of the Honours Degree at Enniskillen Campus, has secured a position as Horseware Ireland's Marketing Manager with global responsibility for the marketing…

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Veterinary Nursing

Faith Stanfield

  Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After starting a degree elsewhere I decided it was something I no longer wanted to do. I knew I wanted to work with…

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Agriculture

Gareth Henderson

Multiskilling Programme My name is Gareth Henderson and I live our family farm, near Bushmills.  I’ve always had an interest in Agriculture and we have pedigree Charolais, Pedigree Dorset Horns…

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Food

Garvin White

BSc (Hons) Food Technology Coming from a farming background I was keen to study how basic commodities produced on the farm are turned into valuable food products. Loughry has a…

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Horticulture

Gary Grimley

Since completing work experience with a landscape gardener when at school, I developed a keen interest in gardening and horticulture with all of its technicalities. I also now have a…

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Agriculture

Gordon Agnew

Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology (part-time) "I am currently completing the Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology on a part-time basis. I was brought up on a suckler beef…

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Food

Grace Moore

National Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Health

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Food

Hannah McKillion

FdSc in Food, Nutrition and Health I don’t live far from the College so deciding to study at Loughry was an easy  decision to make. I can honestly say that…

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Food

Holly Elkin

BSc (Hons) in Food Design and Nutrition I found out about this course through a careers talk in school. I applied to Loughry  because I had a real interest in…

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Agriculture

Jack Morton

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture. I am employed on our home farm at Blackskull, near Dromore in County Down and I always knew that my career would be in…

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Agriculture

Jack Smyth

“I come from a mainly beef farm near Newtownstewart. We have pedigree herds of Angus and Charolais cattle. I am involved in every stage of showing the cattle and have…

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Horticulture

James Crawford

"After my GCSEs I studied the two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture at Greenmount. I had worked part time with a local business, Crewe Nurseries, and I especially…

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Agriculture

James Irvine

James completed a Multi-skilling course at Greenmount in 2011 and a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Agriculture in 2013. “I am currently employed on a local farm and farm at home…

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Equine

Jamie Quinn

  Pre-Farriery Programme "I chose to study the course as I have always had a keen interest in horses and farriery. I really enjoyed the time we spent working in the…

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Equine

Jenny Richardson

BSc (Hons) in Equine Management Jenny Richardson is a graduate of the BSc (Honours) equine programme, having started her equine education with the National Diploma at Enniskillen Campus.  Jenny has…

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Equine

Jessica Rennie

FdSc in Equine Management “I have always had a keen interest in horses having always had my own pony/horse. After completing my A-levels I knew I wanted to follow on…

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Agriculture

John Moane

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture. Our family farm, near Fivemiletown, has a herd of 100 suckler cows with a significant number of pedigree Limousins and we aim to produce…

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Food

Jonathan Wilkinson

BSc (Hons) Food Business Management After I completed my GCSE’s I studied at Loughry for a BTEC National Diploma in Food Science and Manufacturing Technology. After this, I decided to…

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Land-Based Engineering

Jordan Murray

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering I am currently studying on the second year of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering at Greenmount Campus.…

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Agriculture

Joseph Casey

Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology (part-time) “I am from a Co. Tyrone beef and sheep farm and am studying for the Foundation degree in Agriculture and Technology on a…

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Agriculture

Joshua Ebron

  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture. I recently completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture in what has been a busy three years. I really enjoyed the course…

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Food

Karen McVicker

BSc Food Business Management At school I studied Business Studies, Health and Social Care and ICT. I come from a rural background and see on a daily basis how important…

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Agriculture

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…

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Equine

Keavy Molloy

Pre-Farriery Programme “I have always had a keen interest in horses and through observing the farrier working with my pony, I became increasingly interested in farriery and felt that this…

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Horticulture

Kyle Reid

“After leaving school I worked in recruitment which taught me there is little point in doing something you don't enjoy so I applied to Greenmount and retrained in horticulture. After…

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Equine

Lauren Gilchrist

Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care “After completing my GCSEs I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. A friend had previously told me about CAFRE and I decided…

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Agriculture

Lindsay Fleming

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture. After completing a one year full-time Diploma in Agriculture I wanted to continue developing my farming skills so I enrolled on the Level 3…

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Food

Luke Fulton

FdSc in Food Manufacture A great thing about the Foundation Degree course is that you get to spend fifteen weeks working in the industry, a real chance to put theory into practice.…

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Business For...

Marcus Mackle

MSc in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise “After my undergraduate BSc (Hons) agricultural degree which I completed at CAFRE’s Greenmount campus and Queen’s University Belfast, I decided to study…

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Equine

Mark Nolan

FdSc in Equine Management "Prior to attending CAFRE I already had a knowledge of the equine industry and I knew it was an area which I would like to pursue as…

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Equine

Martin O'Meara

Farrier Upskilling Programme "I decided to apply for the Farriery Upskilling Programme as it is a well recognised  course for farriers. It offers me good training in both practical horseshoe…

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Floristry

Mary McQuaide

I have eleven GCSEs and considered staying on at school to do A- Levels but when I worked in a local florist shop over the summer holidays I just knew…

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Land-Based Engineering

Matthew Craig

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering. The course is fun and I’ve got to work with a wide range of machinery; the college has kit that I wouldn’t have…

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Horticulture

Matthew Reid

"As part of my Extended Diploma in Horticulture I completed my summer work placement at the Stormont Pavilion, Belfast. The Pavilion has one of only two international cricket grounds in…

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Horticulture

Michael Witherspoon

“While at school I became really involved in maintaining our garden at home, planting, pruning and trying out new shrubs, making sure it looked attractive throughout the year. With this…

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Equine

Natalie Fair

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management "I have enjoyed the range of units we studied in first year, especially Animal Biology and Riding and Exercising horses. As well as great…

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Land-Based Engineering

Niall Higgins

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Technology. I have just completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Technology. I really enjoyed the course. The facilities and equipment available at…

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Food

Niamh McVeigh

BSc (Hons) Food Design and Nutrition I enjoy learning about the nutrition of food and studied both GCSE and A-Level Home Economics. I felt a degree in food would be…

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Equine

Nicole Farrell

Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care "I really enjoyed the Level 2 course as I have always wanted to learn more about horses and the equine industry. Throughout the year…

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Floristry

Nuala Kearney

“I had a part-time job in our family business, Budding Designs, Randalstown, since I was at school and knew then I wanted to become a qualified florist. I completed the…

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Food

Nuala McDade

Fdsc Food, Nutrition and Heath I completed an Access Diploma before starting my Foundation Degree in Food, Nutrition and Health. I had previously been working as a chef in the…

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Food

Oonagh Ward

Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture.  At school I studied A Levels in Biology, Maths and RE and growing up on a sheep farm I have always been interested in the food…

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Equine

Rebecca Kilpatrick

Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care “I really enjoyed the Level 2 course as I have always wanted to learn more about horses and the equine industry. Throughout the year…

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Equine

Rebecca McKee

BSc (Hons) in Equine Management “I completed the BSc (Hons) in Equine Management in 2017, gaining a First class honours degree and the award for top student for my dissertation.…

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Equine

Ross Cunningham

BSc in Equine Management “I chose to study BSc (Hons) in Equine Management at Enniskillen Campus because of the opportunities provided through a blend of theory and practical teaching. The…

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Horticulture

Sarah Harris

My previous studies at university did not lead me to the type of vocational career I wanted, so when after a period of travelling I got interested in gardening, I…

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Equine

Sarah Manders

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management “I always had a passion for horses and I decided to go to Enniskillen Campus to prepare for my career in the equine…

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Floristry

Shannon Ormandy

"I’ve always been creative and got my interest in flowers from my Dad who worked with Heemskerk, one of the large Dutch flower export companies who supply florists in Northern…

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Horticulture

Shea McFerran

“I’ve always had great satisfaction from growing plants and enjoyed my pre entry work experience with Inver Garden Centre. However, it was when I came to study at Greenmount that…

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Food

Thomas Freeman

National Diploma in Food Technology “My interest in food production and processing is probably as a result of my farming background. I want a job within the food industry, particularly within…

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Business For...

Victoria Cartmill

MSc in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise (part-time) "I work as an Assistant Product Development Manager with UMI Foods. I recently won a Top New Talent award from The…

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