Cathal Boylan is one of our most recent graduates, joining us back in September.  We caught up with Cathal to see how he has been getting on…

“I joined MJM Marine at the beginning of September 2019 after I graduated in Construction Engineering and Management from Ulster University.

If I were to describe my experience so far, it would be challenging and exciting.  As a graduate, I really had no idea what to expect but what has impressed me from the start is that MJM Marine trusts you from the very beginning to do a job to the best of your ability but you know you have the support of your colleagues – there is always someone to give you a helping hand if you need it.

The sense of teamwork and support is amazing…the work ethic is that a job will be done on time and budget and everyone pulls together to achieve the end goal.  It doesn’t matter if you’re with the company 2 months, 2 years or 20 years, you are part of the team that gets the jobs delivered.

MJM Marine is a marine outfitting company so the majority of their work is on cruise ships which could be docked anywhere around the world.  In the two months I been with MJM Marine, they have completed projects in Canada, Singapore, United States and Spain. I been lucky enough to be involved in a massive project in Cadiz onboard the Oasis of the Seas which has been amazing.  It is certainly very different from land-based projects but when you are onboard, the days just fly in and you feel part of the team.  I have just spent 6 weeks on the Oasis of the Seas and the sense of pride when you walk away from the finished project is unbelievable.

MJM Marine has recently launched a new recruitment programme – THE NAVIGATE PROGRAMME and applications are now opened.  If you are graduating in 2020 or have recently graduated or if you are looking for a placement opportunity for 2020, check out MJM Marine.  I’ve only been here a short time but I have already learnt so much and gained a wealth of experience. The opportunities in MJM Marine are endless – I could not recommend it highly enough.”