Talented graduates from Dublin join Bord na Móna’s Pathways to the Future programme 


Eighteen new graduates, including Oisin Quinn and Oran O’Brien from County Dublin, have been chosen by Bord na Móna to join the graduate strand of its Pathways to the Future programme, launched in 2022 to provide work experience and financial supports for individuals interested in building a career in climate solutions and renewable energy. 2024’s graduate cohort have begun working with Bord na Móna in recent weeks across a range of business areas including finance, corporate communications, human resources and areas related to renewable energy.  

The ‘Pathways to the Future’ programme consists of three different pathways: a Graduate Pathway, a Scholarship Pathway and an Apprenticeship Pathway. All three of the pathways provide opportunities for young people to work on the front line of climate action and sustainable economic development. The programme was first launched in 2022 and now supports a total of 29 participants across the three pathways. 

The Graduate Pathway specifically, is a two-year programme aimed at developing and supporting a new generation of professionals to progress their careers in areas aligned to Bord na Móna’s climate solutions, focusing on sustainability, climate targets, renewable energy and carbon storage.  

Separately, Bord na Móna is now welcoming applications for its Scholarship Pathway for the January 2024 academic year. The cost of studies and student life can present a challenge to many students today so Bord na Móna has created a scholarship fund to help support access to third level education. Students who qualify for this scholarship can also avail of work placement opportunities and site visits to Bord na Móna to complement their academic journey. The programme has places for ten students in Third Level education across Ireland and eligible candidates must be enrolled in undergraduate studies (level 8), masters or doctoral studies. To apply, candidates are required to submit a business case on sustainability along with a personal statement. 

Sharon Doyle Head of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Bord na Móna said, “The ‘Pathways to the Future’ programme is a valuable opportunity for professionals and students who are passionate about building a sustainable future to establish a strong academic and working foundation for their careers. At Bord na Móna we are on a journey of continued transformation having evolved from a traditional peat business to a climate solutions and renewable energy company. We look forward to welcoming our 12 new graduates onto our Graduate Pathway Programme who will join us on our journey as a business to grow our climate solutions and support national climate targets by the end of the decade and beyond.” 

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