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Hello from Ireland,

I've an mechanical engineering background.
I’m on a 2-year graduate operations leadership development program with a global organisation. That involves 3 rotations in
- different roles… supply chain & quality so far. Engineering is next…
- different operating companies… medical devices so far. Pharmaceuticals is next on my list.
- different countries (sometimes)…
I’m half way through the program. I have no directs/reports just tasks/projects to complete, so not as much leadership training / experience as I would have liked…

I am currently working in the UK. I though it rained a lot in Ireland, but I’m considering trading my car in for a boat since I moved to the UK… :lol:

I’ve been listening / studying MT for a couple of months now & it’s about time I took the plunge & took part in the forum.

I’m only starting out in my career & I already feel I have an competitive advantage having listened to MT. The forum is also proving to be a treasure chest of valuable posts / information. I guess it’s just up to me to put it all to use! & I hope with time I can make a positive contribution… Just a matter of hitting that breakeven point (ref First 90 Days, Michael Watkins)... & I love to read as well.
Its just finding enough time for all of the above is the hard part...

Looking forward to getting to know you all better…

Regards,
Martin

WillDuke's picture

Welcome aboard Martin. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forums soon.

Mark's picture

Welcome, Martin.

Glad you're with us and have spoken up.

Give us a review of the program you're in once you finish, if you would be so kind.

Mark

martinoriordan's picture

[b]Will Duke[/b]: For now it will be more questions then answers…

[b]Mark Horstman[/b]: Will do.

It’s the first year of the program, so we’re the guinea pig class.
Both the Program Office & the class are learning… sometimes it appears to be a bit too ad-hoc…

Has anybody else on the Forum experience on such program?
Would be interested to hear from other experiences as well.

WillDuke's picture

Questions are often better than answers. Especially in my case! :wink: