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Cathal Quigg: ‘The minute I started it was clear Mercury’s graduate programme provides tools and opportunities to advance your career’
At Mercury, we believe that there is nothing stopping our exceptional graduates from achieving both their career, and personal development goals.
Cathal Quigg, an Electrical Engineer, based on a data centre project in Madrid, Spain, highlights the numerous opportunities for career development, personal growth, and travel, with Mercury.
Our 2020-22 Graduate Programme cohort recently received their certificates of completion, and we are continuously seeking the next generation of leaders to join us on our journey.
You can read about Cathal’s experience on our graduate programme below.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHERE DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
“My name is Cathal Quigg. I am 24 years old and I’m from Glasgow, Scotland. I studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.”
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO APPLY TO MERCURY’S GRADUATE PROGRAMME?
“When researching Mercury, I was initially drawn to the graduate programme as it offered the opportunity to work on large scale projects internationally. From the minute I started, it became clear that Mercury provides the tools and opportunities to develop and advance your career.”
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE AND WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
“I am currently working as an Electrical Engineer, and I am based on a data centre project in Madrid, Spain. For the majority of the graduate programme, I was based in Frankfurt, and got the opportunity to work on two different projects, before transferring to here in January 2022.”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF YOUR JOB?
“I enjoy working through the different stages of a project. It is great to see a project go from design, to construction, to commissioning, to handover. Also, I really enjoy working with a mixture of locals and Irish team members, which creates a multinational working environment.”
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE CONSIDERING APPLYING TO MERCURY’S GRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR 2022
“I would really recommend applying. There is such a wide range of possibilities and projects across Europe and there really is something for everyone. If you enjoy travelling, then Mercury’s Graduate Programme is something that you should definitely consider applying to.”
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There is nothing ordinary about our Graduate Programme. From day one you will be on a stellar career trajectory, working with dynamic teams who are completely invested in your personal growth.
You’ll get the opportunity to find your passion across our diverse range of business units. You’ll work in an environment where there’s genuinely no limits to what you can achieve.
Our structured training & graduate programme takes 18 months. The development programme is designed to set the demands of the working world as would be experienced by graduates. The courses are delivered by external and internal subject-matter experts in a dedicated learning environment. We support graduates who wish to pursue chartered status in their respective fields and professions. Each graduate is assigned a sponsor from our Executive Management Team for the duration of the graduate programme.
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