MJM Group have recently founded the MJM Apprentice Programme, a new annual scheme aimed at developing skills and experience for young people seeking to enter the job market.

The new program will see its first intake beginning in September, and is launching in partnership with Southern Regional College in Newry.

Out of a large number of applications, 6 young people have been selected by MJM to take part in the Programme. They will be splitting their time between the classroom and working at MJM’s state of the art joinery facilities. Here, apprentices will gain hands-on experience of the theory and practices they learn in the classroom, whilst also operating as valued members of MJM’s workforce. Invaluable experience will be gained such as being part of a large team and working in a fast-paced environment.

The group’s mentor during their programme, John Fisher (Senior Estimator), has said “it is an opportunity for these skilled young people to gain first-hand knowledge of working in the manufacturing arm of one of the world’s leading fit out companies.”

The apprentices have been taken on as part of MJM’s commitment to adding value to the local communities it operates under.

The company has also recently begun drafting plans for creating 100 jobs at its recently acquired site at the former army barracks Shackleton in County Derry.