The success of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) students’ high achievements, was celebrated at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

The inaugural celebratory lunch sponsored by recruitment consultancy, MCS group and the Titanic Hotel, reflected the successes of CIM students in Ireland who have gained a full CIM qualification since April 2018.

Professionals and students from across Ireland were joined by guests and industry figures at a celebratory lunch. The event recognised professionals and students with the following qualifications: CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing, CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing, CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing and CIM Level 6 Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Ciaran O’Hara, employed at Fujitsu as a business support administrator, who graduated on the day said: “My CIM qualification helped me to secure my job at Fujitsu. I studied while I was working full time which was challenging but I learned to balance everything and now want to go on to do the diploma. Hopefully this time next year, I’ll be graduating again.”

Susan Wilson from Queen’s University said: “I completed the Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing Level 6 which allowed me to upskill in an area that is essential to the role of marketers now and in the future.  It helped me to become more agile and it will be incredibly useful in my current job and throughout my career.”

Eileen Curry, chair of CIM Ireland said: “Many congratulations to all our students on their achievements. They have worked incredibly hard to achieve this milestone, opening the door to new opportunities at a critical time for marketers. CIM Ireland has seen significantly increasing numbers of ambitious individuals attaining professional CIM Marketing qualifications.  Today’s prestigious event in the beautiful Titanic Hotel celebrates their success and it marks the first of many to come.  I look forward to celebrating even more high achievers this time next year.”

Karl Webb, marketing, commercial and sales manager at MCS group added: “MCS Group is delighted to support CIM and celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduates. Working with employers across all sectors, we have seen an increasing demand for marketing talent and CIM are playing a key role in providing marketing professionals with evolving skills to fulfil the market demand. Having recruited marketing professionals for 15 years I am excited by the current talent in NI and believe that these marketers can make a huge impact on growing successful indigenous businesses here and attracting more foreign direct investment to our shores.”

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