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Applications are welcomed from all graduates with a minimum of 2-3 years work experience. Although fluency in a second language is not essential, some placements will require fluency in a second language (for example French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Japanese or Chinese).

There are 20 places available on this programme. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process around April/ May 2019 in Dublin (attendance on one day is required - exact dates to be confirmed) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme 8th July 2019.

If you have any queries about this  programme, please contact a member of our team on +35317168889, email

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

AND Participants should hold a primary degree. Minimum 2.1
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 shortlisted 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.

Participants on the programme have their tuition fees paid in full and, in addition, receive a bursary of €28,000 per 12 months during their time on the programme. (Bursary is approximate and depends on the location assigned).

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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