Bord Bia seeking applications for its Talent Academy programme

Bord Bia seeking applications for its Talent Academy programme
Bord Bia seeking applicants from Food and Drinks Executives for its Talent Academy/Masters programme at University College Dublin

Bord Bia is inviting applicants for its latest Talent Academy programes for ambitious executives keen to accelerate their career in Ireland’s food and drink industry.

Twenty places are available across its popular Origin Green Ambassador and Supply Chain and Account Management programmes. Each offers a fully funded masters at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, a tax-free bursary of 28-30,000 euro, plus guaranteed work experience with some of the world’s leading global brands.

According to Michael Murphy, Organisation & Industry Talent Director, Bord Bia, the programmes address two of the most topical and critically important areas for the development of Ireland’s food and drink industry at home and abroad.


“Whether it’s the reliability of supply or the ethical sourcing of ingredients, the supply chain is under increased focus as we all become more curious and cautious about where our food comes from. Likewise, business sustainability has never been more important for Ireland’s emerging and growing food companies. Our Origin Green Ambassador programme is about helping to identify sustainability best practices and optimal strategic planning, for example, with our programme participants bringing new thinking to their industry placements.”

Full-time programme

The full-time programmes (18 months and 23 months in duration) offer a combination of real-world and academic learning, blending block release modules and continuous project work. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years’ work experience, though not necessarily within the food industry itself. “We are really looking for people with a keen interest in the retail or food industry, people who are ambitious for themselves and for the industry,” said Michael Murphy. The closing date for both programmes is 14th May 2021.

Bord Bia Talent Academy

The Bord Bia Talent Academy was established to help identify and develop future leaders for Ireland’s hugely successful food and drink industry. It comprises five programmes, some of which have been running for over 10 years, which focus on nurturing executives in areas of sales, marketing, consumer insights and innovation, as well as business sustainability and supply chain and account management.

Further information and application details are available at