The Irish Seafood industry is worth €850m to the national economy and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (the Irish Sea Fisheries Board), the state agency responsible for developing the Irish Seafood industry, in partnership with University College Cork and Letterkenny Institute of Technology have developed a graduate training programme at BIM’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty, Co. Cork aimed at promoting careers in the seafood industry.
The programme is eleven months in duration and is aimed at graduates of food, marketing and business. The programme focuses on helping graduates improve on key competences of business development, marketing and product development through an intensive training placement at the SDC.
The training incorporates the testing of new technology innovations which assists businesses to add value to their seafood products through shelf-life testing and packaging innovations.
The graduates also gain practical experience engaging directly with businesses as part of the SDC’s role working with industry in the development, research and launch of seafood products to the Irish and international markets.
For further information regarding BIM’s graduate training programme at the Seafood Development Centre, please contact Gloria at tel: 01-2144151, email: Corcoran@bim.ie, www.bim.ie