My second week working at MJM Group was extremely exciting to say the least. I kickstarted the week by meeting Brian McConville, our Chairman, for the first time. After only a ten-minute conversation with him I learned a lot about what it’s like running a global business and witnessed first-hand his concise, ‘can-do’ attitude.

I travelled to Belfast for a presentation on The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2020, at which MJM Marine won ‘Team of the Year’ last year and will be entering again this year. I was able to meet people from some of the other companies who are entering the awards, such as Action Cancer, and learn a lot about what they do. While we were in Belfast, I had the intriguing opportunity of visiting the office of a design company to look at a project we may be working on.

As part of work I went along to a conference on Brexit which challenged me to think about the impact it and also COVID-19 could have on the economy. Where it may have a negative effect on the industries the companies are invested in, it is an interesting time for me to learn and to see how we, as a group, respond to the situation.

A team from MJM Marine including myself visited a class of business students from Caldwell University, a college in New Jersey USA, in the Canal Court Hotel and presented about MJM Marine, where I enjoyed speaking to them and informing them of my role and the opportunity that MJM Group has given me.

Moreover, I eventually received a fascinating tour of the workshop on the Newry site this week, where everything for every project that the company take on is manufactured before being shipped out to the dry-dock for example. Another profoundly enjoyable week at MJM Group with great learning experience.