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Meet Mario, TMDP Participant

Meet Mario Furlan, Trainee Management Development Programme Participant

We catch up with Mario Furlan, Restaurant Supervisor  at Cork International Hotel. Having worked with Trigon Hotels for the past 2 years, Mario tells us about his favourites parts of Cork and how things are going on the Trainee Management Development Programme.

Tell us a bit about you…
My name is Mario Furlan and I am originally from Croatia, living here in Ireland last 7 years.

I completed Hospitality studies in Croatia and have been working in the Hospitality sector for over 30 years now.


Mario with his fellow TMDP students and Trigon Hotels Management Team

Who is your role model?

I always look to successful persons in the industry for inspiration.

What do you love most about living and working in Cork?

From the moment I arrived to Cork I felt an energy about the city and the people.

People here are friendly and welcoming and in the City you have everything you need from Pubs, Restaurants,shops etc.

How did you discover your love for hospitality?

My love for Hospitality started at young age, I always loved to be working with people and to help them.

Mario and fellow student Diana with Talent Learning and Development Specialist Deirdre

What do you enjoy about your current role?

My current role as Restaurant Supervisor has made me feel confident and proud to lead. I enjoy working alongside my team to create the best possible experience for the guests in our hotel.

Which TMDP module do you think you will enjoy the most?

My personal thinking is that ‘train the trainer’ element will be most beneficial – where I have the opportunity to spend time with members of the management team to get advice from them.


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