The lovely Muireann joined our team for her transition year work experience earlier this year. She joined us every Thursday for 15 weeks and was a great addition to the team getting stuck into baking, mixing and serving customers. Here’s what she had to say about her time with us. Thank you Muireann!
My name is Muireann Murphy and I’m a Transition Year student in Scoil Chaitríona in Glasnevin. I recently completed a Transition Year Placement with The Dublin Cookie Company. I went in to Jenny and Elaine every Thursday from January to May and took so much from the experience!
I’ve always had an interest in baking and also thought it would be interesting to have an insight into what it’s like running a business, which was why I chose The Dublin Cookie Company for my placement. I saw the company go through big changes as when I began my placement Jenny and Elaine were based in Spade Enterprise Centre in Smithfield but by the time my placement was over they had moved into their own shop! In Spade Enterprise Centre I was mainly involved in cookie production which I really enjoyed. I also did a few sampling sessions gathering feedback in supermarkets which was interesting as it was nice to interact with potential customers. At the end of February, we moved to 29 Thomas Street and opened up on March 5th! The whole thing was very exciting and every week I went back there was something new or different. In the shop, I was involved again with cookie production but also interacting with customers. I got to go to Alltech Craft Brews Trade Fair and the Teeling Whiskey Trade Fair which I found very enjoyable as there was such a great atmosphere!
Overall, I feel that I learned so much from my placement. I learned about not only baking and cookies, but also about marketing, customers and running a business. The placement was so beneficial for me and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with The Dublin Cookie Company!