Marine refurbishment concern MJM Group is to employ 30 new people before the end of the year at its Newry, County Down-based headquarters.
The company is in the middle of a major refurbishment of the ‘Azamara Pursuit’, which enters service later this summer. MJM is overseeing her conversion from P&O’s ‘Adonia’ into Azamara’s ‘Azamara Pursuit’.
The firm, which is part of the McConville family group of companies, recently acquired specialist glass company Topglass in Toomebridge and brought the first major cruise ship refit to Belfast for many years with the ‘Azamara Pursuit’ project.
This recruitment drive is part of ongoing expansion plans for the group, with new expanded office accommodation due to open later this year, the company said.
The new job roles include contract managers, quantity surveyors, designers, production and workshop operatives together with a range of other posts.
Brian McConville, MJM Group Founder and Chair, said: “We are delighted to be making this announcement. We are a dynamic and agile group of businesses and we believe we offer our people something different compared to the traditional construction sector. Our marine based projects give many of our team, the opportunity to travel all over the world, as well as locally on projects such as the ‘Azamara Pursuit’ currently being refitted in Belfast.
“We have filled some posts in recent weeks but we are particularly keen to add to our project teams with talent from across the construction sector. We will soon be recruiting in our other companies as Mivan is growing and we have exciting growth plans for Topglass. We believe it is an ideal time for ambitious, talented people to come join our team,” he said.
Gary Annett, MJM Group CEO said: “We have a fantastic team of people working at MJM Group who do an amazing job but as we continue to grow, we need to expand our team. The McConville family are celebrating 35 years in this industry this year. Over the years we have continued to commit to investing in our people and offering them career development opportunities, including taking many of our people up through the ranks of the company. This announcement today helps us to continue to grow our business with the right people to take us through the next 35 years.”