Deadline approaching for Bord Bia Advertising Fellowship functions

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APPLICATIONS for the 2023 Bord Bia Expertise Academy Advertising Fellowship are open till September 25, as 20 absolutely funded Masters programmes are on supply for Eire’s future food and drinks business leaders.

The Advertising Fellowship features a absolutely funded Masters qualification, in addition to intensive abroad expertise within the areas of gross sales, model and digital advertising, shopper insights, sustainability and management. Profitable candidates will full a Masters diploma in Worldwide Advertising Apply with lecturers from UCD Smurfit in addition to Harvard, IMD, and NYU Stern. On placement, fellows will work for 2 or three of Bord Bia’s Irish meals, drink, and horticulture shoppers overseas.

Bord Bia Fellows obtain a month-to-month bursary to help them as they reside and work overseas for an 18-month placement in cities together with New York, London, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Dusseldorf, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

The Advertising Fellowship runs in partnership with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Enterprise Faculty and is meant for graduates with 2-3 years of labor expertise.

Purposes for the 2023 Advertising Fellowship functions shut on Sunday, September 25, and might be made at: https://www.smurfitschool.ie/executivedevelopment/programmesforindividuals/mscinternationalmarketingpractice/

Cork-based Steven Gallagher joined the Bord Bia Advertising Fellowship in 2022 and has supported Irish food and drinks companies within the German market.

Talking about his expertise of the programme, he mentioned: “Among the stand-out alternatives I encountered throughout the Fellowship programme have been visiting worldwide commerce reveals akin to ANUGA in Cologne, exhibiting on the world’s largest commerce truthful for natural meals and agriculture BioFach in Nuremberg, and Prowein within the UK the place I obtained to characterize Irish food and drinks corporations making an attempt to enter new worldwide markets.

“Probably the most pleasing side of the Bord Bia Advertising Fellowship for me has been the folks I’ve met inside Bord Bia. From fellows and graduates to extraordinarily educated business leaders within the Irish food and drinks sector.

“The programme has been extremely helpful for me, and I’d extremely advocate it for anybody else trying to work within the international food and drinks sector as a result of it connects you with corporations from totally different industries and affords glorious employment and growth alternatives inside this thrilling sector.”

In keeping with Michael Murphy, Organisation and Business Expertise Director, Bord Bia, the potential alternatives for graduates within the business are immense.

“Final yr Eire’s meals, drink and horticulture exports reached a report €13.5 billion. Bord Bia is actively looking for to recruit and retain top-class expertise for this dynamic and rising sector, with the Expertise Academy appearing as an incubator for people looking for to supercharge their careers.

“Greater than 80% of the alumni of the Advertising Fellowship, for instance, are retained in related meals business roles upon graduating from the 18-month programme, reflecting the demand and alternatives that exist for employment at residence and overseas.”

Talking concerning the programme, Conor Heavey, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Enterprise Faculty, mentioned: “The Bord Bia Expertise Academy programmes at UCD Smurfit Government Improvement are a singular profession growth alternative. The programmes mix in-class studying from the world’s main meals enterprise consultants with abroad meals enterprise expertise. Motion studying assignments are blended with educational and enterprise schooling and coaching modules. Individuals profit from the robust emphasis on skilled and profession growth. Most at the moment are in glorious roles within the Irish meals sector.”

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