BIM UCC Business Graduate Placement Programme 2024

21 Feb 2024

BIM Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) are looking for innovative graduates who are interested in career development opportunities, travel, and working within a dynamic team in a flexible work environment./UCC Business Graduate Placement Programme 2024

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), in conjunction with the Food Industry Training Unit, University College Cork, is offering a unique opportunity to work in the Seafood Innovation Hub (SIH) in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, where graduates can develop skills across new product development, business development, market research, food safety and finance.

The overall aim of BIM’s SIH is to drive commercial growth in the Irish seafood sector through market-led innovation. Successful candidates will get experience across a variety of projects in a growing seafood industry working directly with seafood companies on areas such as new product and process development, packaging innovation and product formulations, while also incorporating marketing and innovative business concepts and solutions.

The roles are in the following areas:

The posts will suit motivated individuals with the ability to take initiative, act both strategically and operationally in meeting the needs of industry. Successful candidates will be organised, with the ability to work and report clearly to tight deadlines.

These roles also offer sponsored continuous professional development with UCC’s Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management and other role specific technical training available. There are also opportunities to travel nationally to coastal communities and internationally to exhibitions and market visits.

This graduate scheme (3 roles in total) will involve eleven (11) months working within the SIH and commences in September 2024.

  • Location:        BIM Seafood Innovation Hub (SIH), Clonakilty. (Hybrid Work is operational).
  • Salary:            €24,640 over the 11-month contract commencing in September 2024. 
  • Reporting:      Lead Technologist / Financial Lead / Market Insights Lead - Seafood Innovation Hub (SIH).
  • Application:    Submit application by MS Form HERE by close of business on 04/03/2024.
  • Enquiries:       Aoife Sammon, Food Industry Training Unit (FITU), UCC:
  • Interviews:     In person in UCC on either March 13th & 14th. (Role dependent and subject to change).

For more on this story contact:

Aoife Sammon, Food Industry Training Unit (FITU), UCC:

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork