In response to the agricultural industry’s challenges to find qualified and experienced young agriculturists and scientists, and graduates’ struggle to find entry level jobs or internships, AgriCAREERConnect has been established as a career event for companies and industry organisations to showcase career opportunities in agriculture and interact with students and graduates. Furthermore, universities can promote their agricultural study programmes and engage with industry.
Since AgriCAREERConnect’s launch in 2019, the event has grown in magnitude. Hosted at universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch in the format of an onsite expo in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic invigorated the transition to a virtual event. AgriCAREERConnect is now a partnership between Agrijob and AgriConnect that also includes the ALFA student programme.