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Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship (MSc International Marketing Practice)

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed 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, Russian, Polish, Japanese or Chinese.)

There are 20-25 places available on this programme and participants will be selected following a rigorous and exacting recruitment process. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process around March/ April 2019 in Dublin (attendance on one day is required - exact dates to be confirmed) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme May/ June 2019. A second round interview may be applicable.

If you would like to apply for this programme, please contact a member of our team on +35317168889, email

Online applications open in October/ November 2018 through the UCD scholarships page.

To be eligible for the programme, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

AND Participants should hold a primary degree.
A minimum of 2-3 years' experience working within a client-facing environment
Committed to a career in the Irish food, drink and agribusiness industry
Although fluency in certain foreign languages is required for particular markets this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Fluency is required for markets such as French/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian/Russian/Polish/Japanese/Korean or Chinese. English speaking locations include: UK/USA/U.A.E./Australia/Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.

Successful entry onto the programme involves the completion of an application form, psychometric tests and an assessment centre. Upon completion of the application form, successful candidates are invited to complete each subsequent phase of the selection process.

It is a requirement that the Fellows are willing/able to live in a foreign country, and travel in-market at short notice and sometimes where public transport may be limited.

The programme receives financial sponsorship from Bord Bia and leading food and drinks industries in Ireland. Participants on the programme have their fees paid and they receive a bursary payment during their time on the programme.

An MSc International Marketing Practice is awarded by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School upon completion of the Fellowship programme. This is a Level 9 NFQ qualification. 

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