Cliona Regan from Mountcharles, Darragh Boyd from Raphoe and Conor Quinn from Buncrana are three of 69 new recruits joining Bord Bia’s Talent Academy – Bord Bia’s largest ever investment in talent acquisition for the Irish food and drink industry, in its 25 year history.

The Talent Academy features four programmes run in conjunction with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and gives students the opportunity to gain professional food and drink industry experience while undertaking a Masters programme with UCD.

Michael Murphy, Industry Talent Director at Bord Bia commented: “Investing in talent is a key priority for Bord Bia and through our talent programmes we are ensuring that we attract the best people into the food and drink industry. The new recruits, who underwent a rigorous selection process, come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and aptitudes to their respective roles. They can expect a hothouse environment over the next weeks and months; a place where their talent will be nurtured in order to drive the success and growth of the Irish food and drink industry.”

Cliona (based in Dublin) is one of 32 International Graduates who will work directly with Bord Bia, placed in one of Bord Bia’s network of 14 offices worldwide.

Darragh will be based in the UK as a Bord Bia Marketing Fellow, working on behalf of Irish food and drink companies wishing to grow and defend Irish exports to the UK. 

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