“I decided to live and work overseas when I returned home, from America after doing the 2000 mile wheat harvest . What influenced this decision was the fact that there were greater opportunities, for both young and old people to work or even build an entirely new career. I was a student studying Agricultural Engineering in Pallaskenry agricultural college. I have been interest in machinery all my life, but there were very little opportunities to expand my skills with working on machinery in Ireland since the economic downfall. The job I worked at part time for over 6 years, had no opportunities for me in building my career.”
I heard of Moveover Recruitment from Facebook. This was purely by chance. When I saw their advert about holding a conference near me, I decided to go along to their talk and find out what they were all about. Believe me, this was one decision I am truly glad I made.
So far since I have been in Canada it has all been good. I had to purchase all new tools when I came out here as it was too costly to ship all my other ones over. Since then I have been renting an apartment and even live with a fellow colleague who moved out here from Germany. I recently purchased a new pickup as a vehicle is needed badly out here. It’s not like home where your local shop is two miles down the road. I have driven for hours and not even seen a house never mind a shop.
When I started to work out here, I was one day off the plane and starting on my first job in the shop. I remember it clearly since it was a painful job to put it lightly. Rebuilding the entire back end on a 2588 combine.
Since then I have been trained in setting up and fixing brand new combines with both pickup and straight cut headers. Along with being giving vast knowledge on how to fix older models of combines.
I do not simply work on combines the whole time. Being a Service Technician means you work as part of a team, which also means we help others with their jobs. I have worked on other machines such as Quadtracs and other Case tractors. Along with the new 4430 Case Sprayers. Such opportunities to work on large machinery like the 9230 Case IH combine and the older combines like the 9120 are unheard of in Ireland. These are great experiences for building a great career as a service technician.
Moveover Recruitment introduced me to Young’s Equipment when they took me on. I asked Moveover to find me a company who were willing to take me on and teach me. This is because I don’t have a huge amount of experience in being a technician. As a result of the Irish economy being so bad. I said I needed a company where spirits would be high and if not easily lifted. I am a young guy and I like to create a high moral if I can. Since I have been with Young’s Equipment they have been truly good to me. They helped me set up a place to live when I got out here and a vehicle to drive till I got my own.
The staff are all high spirited in the dealership I am in. Which is one of 7 sister dealerships.They have arranged winter training for me in order to further my knowledge in all makes of sprayers we sell and combines.
Since I shook hands with Bruce and Ruth last year, when we had our initial interview and they agreed to take me on – they have been very helpful to me. They were there when I had any questions about my visa paperwork and in preparing me for my interviews. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wishing to find a good job here in Canada.