Jonathon Murphy

Graduate Management Trainee - Finance & Accounting
Lidl Ireland GmbH
Main Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Retail, sales and customer services
Bachelor of Business Studies

Analytical Skills: Developed through persistent analysis of financial statements and the tools used to analyse them.
Critical Thinking: Thought-provoking and engaging lectures and assignments pose questions and scenarios which push you to think deeper and be critical when it comes to performance. In business, being able to critically analyse different elements of operations allows you to push higher standards and identify areas of improvement so much quicker.
Presentation Skills: Group and individual assignments allow you to prepare and present presentations which also improve communication and teamwork skills, both of which are essential in any business!
Research Skills: Research assignments allow you to develop your research strategies and how you gather and present information.


Apply yourself and engage with the course material as much as you can!
It's not just for the higher results you will no doubt receive when applying yourself, it's the hard and soft skills that you will develop as an individual that will only further benefit you further down the line when applying for positions in companies or even for further education.
Get involved with the clubs & societies!
Companies put great emphasis on creating a positive work environment and the social element of this plays a huge part!
It's like everything, the more you put into your studies and time in Maynooth, the more you will get back from it!