Bord Bia talent academy open for applications this March

Applications for the 2021 Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador Programme and Supply Chain and Procurement Programme are opening at the beginning of March.

Bord Bia’s talent academy has a proven record for nurturing talent, and has had a 20% increase in programme applications. The academy works to develop an even brighter future for the Irish food and drinks industry, on the world stage.

Working with Ireland’s leading business schools, participants on both the Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador Programme and Supply Chain and Procurement Programme receive a fully funded master’s, combined with real-world work experience, all while receiving a tax-free monthly bursary.

The Origin Green Ambassador Programme

Director of the Origin Green Ambassador Programme, Michael Murphy describes the graduate opportunity as an academic and commercial partnership, attracting superior talent and positioning Ireland as one of the most sustainable places in the world to produce and supply food.

The programme seeks well-balanced candidates, who want to see global success in the Irish food production.

“We are looking for talent – people who have a passion for food and for sustainability – with commercial awareness also, and probably in that order. We are not looking for someone who is just focused on climate change. It is about wanting to join the dots and being holistic in helping the Irish food industry excel; by demonstrating its sustainability credentials.

“We have a great reputation, so global companies are always glad to have our talented participants working with them. The programme demonstrates to these customers the wealth of talent and high standard within the Irish food and drinks industry.

“During work placement, participants work on projects with their employers, but they are also able to talk to their colleagues about what Irish companies are doing around sustainability and why they would be a really good partner to work with.”

The Origin Green Ambassador Programme is 23 months long. This includes two/three blocks of placement, in five-month periods. The remainder is spent at college. On completion, graduates very often join an Irish food and drinks company, or get on board with a customer abroad, where they can continue to influence for Ireland.

“The most fascinating thing is watching the candidates grow in self-confidence and see ability being realised,” Michael says. “These are very unique master’s opportunities, which will add huge global brand names to your CV and allow you to continue making a real contribution to the industry.”

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