Find your Route to Work in the countryside

D&A College forges strong links with local employers to give students insights into the world of work. This week, Zach Reilly, from SAC Consulting in Forfar, is inspiring students with tales from his time working on farms in the UK and New Zealand and Australia and his current role as an agricultural consultant.

Zach says, “I’m not from a farm or farming family but at school I volunteered on the local sheep and beef unit. My job includes working with a range of farm businesses in Angus on everything from crop services to cattle rations. I’m currently involved with a group of farmers looking into regenerative agriculture and soil health.”

Zach’s talk on Friday is one of a series organised by Landbased lecturer Peter Beattie that introduces students to local agriculture businesses and the routes to work in the sector.

Peter says, “There are vast and varied rural job opportunities within reach of our Secondary School students from Angus and the Mearns. The Level 5 Modern Agriculture course leads on to a full-time Level 5 Agricultural Skills course and from there, students can find work and apprenticeship opportunities in the area or go on to further practical study with Scottish Rural College at a number of campuses.”

SAC Consulting provides cost-effective, customer-focused advisory services to the rural and agricultural sector.

Find out more about D&A College’s 2021 Landbased courses, by contacting Peter at