Graduate - Coffey Group

Company profile

Coffey Construction is an engineering-led Civil Engineering, Environmental and Building Contractor. We operate in every major construction sector and undertake work thoughout the UK and Ireland. Our range of construction services includes: Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Infrastructure, Road and Bridge Construction, Rail Construction, Turnkey Design, Build and Operation of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Utilities and Design and Construct Projects.

We have undertaken projects ranging in value from €50k to €25m. 

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Graduate Location – Ireland: Galway

Graduate Location – Overseas: Manchester, England

Role Purpose

The Coffey Group is hiring two graduates. The purpose of these graduate roles is as follows:

  • Research food/beverage/agri industries that the company has identified and wants to gain access to
  • Identify the client /major players in that sector and the main points of contact within the companies
  • Help with brochure/marketing material and trade shows along with the responsible director
  • Carry out presentations on behalf of the company when required
  • Identify other markets outside Ireland and the UK where there may be future opportunities

Graduate Tasks / Key Deliverables

The graduates’ main tasks / deliverables will include the following:

  1. Carry out market research on the companies/sector as set out by the supervisor
  2. Identify client contacts and determine the best point of contact for the director / supervisor to talk to / meet with
  3. Deliver presentations on behalf of the company when required
  4. Update the existing company brochure and presentation of the company under the direction of the supervisor

Skills / Knowledge Requirements

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to talk to clients
  • Strong IT skills
  • Good mannerism on the phone and good conversation skills
  • Ability to work on their own initiatives and carry out research once direction is given
  • Ability to write clear reports on the information compiled through research

Desirable Qualities

  • Ability to work on own initiative under supervision but also as part of a team
  • Strong research skills
  • Clear and concise presentation style
  • Good organisational skills and ability to converse with clients is key
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set and meet deadlines

How to Apply

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