UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, in partnership with Bord Bia, is delighted to announce a fifth intake of this innovative programme, offering 25 of Ireland’s sharpest minds an exciting opportunity; the Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship.
This intensive 12-month action learning programme gives successful candidates the combined opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with some of Ireland’s most respected food companies and also gain a postgraduate qualification. Participants’ time will be split between working in foreign locations, supported by Bord Bia, and studying for an MSc International Marketing Practice at UCD Smurfit School.
This is a fully-funded programme, including all tuition fees, and participants will receive a bursary of €22,800.
Applications are welcome from all graduates with a minimum of 2-3 years work experience. Some placements will require fluency in a second language (for example French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Nigerian, Russian, Polish, Japanese or Chinese.)
Click on the year to view profiles of the 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 participants.
Placement of the Fellowship participants will be selected from locations which may include New York, London, Shanghai, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Düsseldorf and Warsaw.
There are 25 places available on this programme and participants will be selected following a rigorous and exacting recruitment process. Interested participants must be available during the week commencing 29th April if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process in Dublin (attendance on one day is required) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme on the 17th June.
The challenging trading environment facing the Irish Food Industry makes it imperative for an intensified focus on growth in international export markets. A key part of Bord Bia’s industry growth strategy is to develop a base of highly skilled international sales and marketing professionals who will work with leading high-growth Irish food and drinks businesses.
The Fellowship Programme facilitates the professional development of participants who will become the future leaders of the food industry. It provides participants with a unique learning opportunity and the potential to both accelerate their career development and enhance long-term professional opportunities. The programme offers an opportunity to learn from the best minds in marketing and the food and drink industry, and the most ambitious of Irish food exporters, in a drive to increase export development.
The programme blends action learning, through a year long, fully funded, foreign industry placement, with a ‘block-release’ academic business education programme. The 2 key elements of the programme are outlined as follows:
The closing date for receipt of applications is 09.00 on Monday 4th March.
You can apply by completing an online application form. You will also need to upload a copy of your CV.
Please note that applications will only be accepted using the official online application form.
For further information, please see the application guidelines.