Hunt on for food marketing programme

Bord BIA UCD Smurfit Picture Conor McCabe Photography

Bord Bia and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School have launched a search for 20 graduates with at least two years work experience to apply for its international marketing fellowship programme. The candidates will undertake overseas assignments for Irish food and drink companies while working towards a masters degree.

The funded programme merges academic learning with practical experience to support Irish food.  It has the potential to contribute up to €20 million in extra sales over three years. Prof Damien McLoughlin, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, said many previous programme fellows had ended up in senior executive roles in Irish food.

How to apply

Applicants for the MSc. international marketing practice 12-month programme should be graduates with at least two to three years work experience and an interest in business development and sales. Some placements may require fluency in a second language. Participants receive a bursary of €22,800 and also have their tuition fees paid.

Twenty candidates will be chosen. Applications can be made at and close on March 5th 2016. Pictured above in the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School in Blackrock are Bord Bia international marketing fellows Caroline Mullen, Mark Halvey, Clodagh Slattery, Enda Gallen, Lynne Andrews and Tim Hill.


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