Join the FRS Ireland Agri Work Programme

Step into your Irish farming adventure

Programme runs from Dec to July  2024

This is an exciting opportunity to live, experience and earn on Irish farms through the leading and established support of FRS.

With almost 50 years creating opportunities and recruiting great people to work on farms you will be in the best hands!

Choose the FRS ‘Ireland Agri Work’ programme and join us for your Irish farming adventure!

About the Agri Work Programme

Work placements will generally run from December to July.

*Candidates will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs, including relevant visa applications.

Included in the programme;

  • Opportunity to work on Irish Dairy/Sheep/Equine farms between Dec 2023 to July 2024 through the Working Holiday Visa system (if applicable)
  • Earn €6,000- €8,000 over 3-4 month period
  • Experience the Culture and have Fun making new friends while earning
  • Collection from airport and orientation day provided
  • A dedicated point of contact in FRS will support you every step of the way

Salary, Accommodation & Transport

  • Salary can vary depending on ability, experience and the scale of work taken on. Salary will range from €28,000 – €30,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • Accommodation will be provided  on farm or with a host family nearby and pre approved by FRS.
  • Transport options to work will vary depending on the individual farm and location and will be discussed at job offer stage.

The Process

Once your application has been received and processed, an FRS representative will advise you and set up an initial interview by telephone or zoom/teams.

If your application is successful, you will be offered a place on the programme. We aim to confirm your suitability as quickly as possible and will keep you informed at every step. The process generally takes one month from interview to offer of placement decision, depending on the information provided.


  • The programme is designed for persons aged 18-35 who are eligible to apply for a working holiday visa or to work in Ireland 
  • Minimum of one year dairy farm work experience is preferred
  •  Meet immigration requirements
  • Have no previous criminal convictions
  • Prepared to work up to 60 hours per week on roster over peak times

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to apply? Applicants aged 18-35 based on Working Holiday Visa requirements or entitled to work in Ireland 
  • How long is the programme? Typically the programme will run for 6-month periods with any one employer.  
  • What does a standard work week look like on an Irish dairy farm? FRS Farm Relief work with a wide range of farmers to carry out various farm tasks. Farm tasks may differ but general jobs include milking cows, rearing calves, feeding cattle, animal husbandry and working with machinery.
  • How many hours a week will I be working?  40 hours per week, however during peak periods, such as calving, there may be a requirement to work up to 60 hours per week. 
  • What locations are on offer in Ireland?  We work with farms across Ireland including Cork, Limerick, Clare, Wicklow, Cavan, Meath, Monaghan, Westmeath, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, Kerry. 
  • Can I choose where I am going? Please let us know if you have any location preferences and we will do our best to accommodate.  
  • Do I get holidays? Yes, you will be eligible for 20 days paid leave pro rata based on the months of your work which accrue over the year and you will also be eligible for public holidays.  
  • What is the processing fee for a Working Holiday visa? The processing fee is approximately $95AUD / $120NZD depending on the country you are applying from. 

Hear from Heather

Office worker Heather was delighted she choose to come to work with FRS in Ireland. Working on a dairy farm in Kerry, Heather learned new skills including grassland management, milking and most importantly, how to spot signs of calving. Heather was keen to get involved and took every opportunity to learn something new.





“Deciding to come to Ireland with FRS has been one of my best decisions. It’s worked out really well, I have zero regrets. I loved it.”

 Heather from New Zealand

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