During my time studying at Maynooth University I learnt many skills that have influenced my life after college. These skills include time management, communication, team work, research, organisational and presentation skills.
In September 2012 I completed my Leaving Certificate and began studying Marketing. In 2015 I graduated with a BBS Honours Marketing Degree from Maynooth University. At the start of my final year I began applying for graduate jobs. I applied to the Kingspan Group Graduate Programme and the interview process commenced in early 2015. Kingspan is a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes. In July 2015 I began working for Kingspan Insulation Ireland as a Marketing Assistant.
At Kingspan every day is different. One day you could be drawing up a press release and the next you could be at an exhibition/show. I carry out a variety of tasks but I particularly enjoy the event management aspect of my role. Kingspan Insulation attends several shows a year, which means you have to be very organised. With this job you get to meet a lot of new people which I find really enjoyable.
I love it, Kingspan are a brilliant organisation to work for and I am grateful for the opportunity to work for such a great company.
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