Brendan Brophy

Programme Manager

“I didn’t have knowledge of how telecoms worked from an infrastructure basis, but with the training provided, the pieces started falling into place.”

Tell us about your background. I completed a BSc in Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Limerick, then continued for a fifth year for an MSc in project management.

 

What brought you to KTL? I’ll be honest, telecommunications wasn’t even on my radar when I was at university. The role they were advertising, however, was for a junior project manager, which was exactly the career start I would have hoped for directly out of college. I finished my master’s degree in September 2016 and went to work with KTL the next month.

 

How did you find that coming straight from university? It was an unknown environment for me. I didn’t have knowledge of how telecoms worked from an infrastructure basis, but with the training provided, the pieces started falling into place. In 2017, I was promoted to programme manager and went from working on a singular project to working across all the projects in the telecoms department.

 

What experience have you gained so far? I work directly with the operations manager so get to see and understand the first-hand demands and challenges of running an organisation. It has also given me more autonomy on day-to-day tasks, which gives me independence to learn.

 

How would you describe your journey with KTL? Challenging and rewarding. Hard work and dedication is noted and rewarded, and career progression is always available to those who want to advance and take on new challenges.