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Meet Our Engineering Supervisor & Donegal Relocator Shaun Murrin.

Embracing the trend of returning Donegal natives, Shaun Murrin, like many others, once thought that career prospects and opportunities could only be found outside the tranquil borders of Donegal, in busier and louder places with a less favorable work-life balance. Having initially gained experience in the local engineering industry before spending nine years away from his home county, Shaun always carried a persistent feeling that there must be a better path.

Advancing to supervisory roles in various locations, including Scotland and other parts of the UK, while also starting a young family, Shaun’s yearning for Donegal and a way of life that aligned better with his and his family’s values became irresistible. With abundant opportunities across multiple sectors, he returned with his skillset and a profound sense of contentment in 2020, and to this day, he has not looked back with any regrets.

In your field, what specific skills are in demand for employment in Donegal?

In addition to welding fabrication apprenticeships, there are openings for engineering graduates, roles in quality control, procurement, and international sales. At MMG, we regularly take advantage of upskilling opportunities through DTB and ATU, even with the support of Enterprise Ireland, which have proven to be invaluable resources for our team.

We’re always on the lookout for individuals to join our workforce and encourage anyone interested to reach out to us. We would be delighted to explore potential opportunities.

Aside from work, what are some of the most appealing aspects of relocating to Donegal?

The quality of family life, the sense of community, and the short commutes to work are standout features. Additionally, there are excellent schools, a university, and outstanding sports facilities, including all the GAA clubs right here in Donegal, making it an all-around great place to call home.

Donegal offers a wide array of outdoor activities, including golf and angling, and our region boasts stunning beaches, scenic trails, majestic mountains, and well-maintained cycle paths. Our cultural scene is vibrant, with the presence of An Grianán Theatre, and we even have our own airport!

If you’re contemplating a move to Donegal, I would wholeheartedly encourage it. The employment opportunities here, in addition to the exceptional work-life balance, are truly remarkable. Across all sectors, with a particular focus on the blue economy encompassing food, energy, and tourism, there’s a wealth of prospects. This sector is already experiencing steady growth and is poised for further expansion in the coming decade and beyond.

In Donegal, the choice is yours – whether to explore a new career or enhance your existing skills, there’s ample room for development and advancement within local companies.

Ultimately, everyone aspires to achieve a harmonious work-life balance, and for me, I found it by making Donegal my home. Additionally, we have two colleagues who relocated here from Africa and Canada, and not one of us has ever regretted that decision.