Our 2020 Graduates

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Our 2020 Graduates

Grainne Cronin, Human Resources, Auto Boland

Grainne has been with the Auto Boland Group for over a year after completing a number of years in a variety of management roles.  Currently she specialises in Recruitment, Talent Acquisition & Training along with being our graduate programme co-coordinator.

When designing this year’s graduate programme Grainne was keen to give graduates the tools & experience to help graduates have a smooth transition from college to the workforce. To date this has been very successful and she looks forward to further developing the graduate programme.

If you would like more information on our graduate programme or any of our current job opportunities, contact Grainne on 051-337905 or email her at gcronin@autoboland.com

Grainne Cronin,
Human Resources

Sinéad Tobin, Marketing Graduate, Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover

Sinéad is based in our Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Waterford. We recently asked Sinéad whats been her highlight of the programme so far & this is what she had to say: “So far, I’ve had so many great opportunities. One of my favourite days was when we went to film some videos up at Joseph O’Brien’s Stud farm. Joseph is our Land Rover Brand Ambassador so it was a really cool experience to see behind the scenes”.

“The best thing about the programme though is the challenges and the responsibility you are given. I was given the job of preparing our new website which was a great opportunity. Overall, though the team in JLR really make the job so enjoyable. If you are considering applying my advice would be go for it !”

Bryan Carroll, Graduate Specialist, Hertz Car Sales

Bryan is a graduate of NUIG in Galway & has completed a degree in Law along with a Masters in Marketing. Bryan is currently working in Hertz Car Sales where he is a Graduate Specialist.

“My role is graduate specialist at Hertz Car Sales. My duties include editing & creating content for our website, the appraisal of vehicles and the graphic design of our website. One project that I worked on was the redesigning of the trade sales logo using Adobe Illustrator. My aim is to make the trade sales website have a more modern & eye catching look”.

PJ O’Kelly, Graduate Specialist, Hertz Car Sales

PJ O’Kelly recently graduated from Waterford Institute where he studied Business Studies. He is a graduate specialist for Hertz Car Sales & his duties include vehicle appraisals, quality control along with online marketing & online vehicle trade tender. When asked about what he enjoys about his role he said “it’s great to be part of an energetic team and the wide variety of great opportunities that you are given”.

Jack Brophy, Sales Executive, T&C Motors

Jack is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Business from WIT. Jack is working in T&C Motors as a Sales Executive and is also responsible for the social media platforms.

When asked about his new role Jack said the following, “Like any graduate, I was apprehensive about the change from college to professional life. The Boland Group has really helped with the change over from college to workforce. Having other graduates in my situation as well as the inclusive atmosphere within the dealership has helped me feel valued in the workplace. I would recommend the programme to anyone who wants to work in a fast paced & exciting workplace”.

Luke Quinlan, Marketing and Sales Graduate, Auto Boland Honda Volvo

Luke is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Business studies from UL. Luke is currently working in Honda and Volvo dealership as a Sales and Marketing Graduate.

My role in Sales and Marketing is quite varied and I am involved with many different tasks. I assist customers when they visit our showroom, I generate leads for our sales team, utilising our customer database and I work with our marketing team to create social media posts and launch other initiatives. I have been really enjoying my work so far and think that the graduate programme is a great opportunity to kick start your career.”