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Origin Green Ambassador Programme

Origin Green Ambassador Programme

Programme Background

In a world of challenged resources, the case for sustainability has become largely self-evident. Within the food industry, it is now recognised as a priority issue. Since its launch in 2012, Origin Green has put the Irish food and drink industry to the fore of this global conversation.

The Origin Green Ambassador Programme takes 10 Ambassadors who are passionately committed to the better management of our planet’s resources, on a 23-month journey towards an MSc in Business Sustainability. Placed with global businesses that are playing leading roles in sustainability development, Origin Green Ambassadors have quickly become trusted partners and have taken leadership roles in the development of important initiatives. In doing so, their engagement provides an invaluable opportunity to share the vision of Origin Green, and the commitment of Irish food and drink companies to it, with senior leadership within these organisations.

Ambassadors receive a Masters in Business Sustainability from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. While also gaining huge international experience with large multinational Food & Drink Organisations.

Programme Duration

23 Month Programme

Who is the Programme for?

  • High achievers who demonstrate the potential to be effective leaders in industry
  • Highly experienced participants who have a genuine interest in the area of sustainability
  • Experienced functional or technical specialists in transition to a change management role
  • Participants who have key technical skills from the food, agricultural and environmental industry
  • Participants with advanced language skills who have experience working in the area of social responsibility and sustainability

Program Structure:

  • Overseas placements with the world’s leading global brands
  • Academic block release and professional skills training in Ireland
  • Internationally-recognised Masters with UCD Smurfit Business School - MSc Business Sustainability
  • Full tuition fees paid and bursary towards living expenses awarded
  • Applications welcome from graduates with a minimum of 4 years’ experience 
  • Outstanding career prospects and professional development

Number of places on the programme

Up to 10 places

Additional Information

Recruitment for our next intake of students will begin in Spring 2020. Register your interest today at bordbia@ucd.ie