Meet Sam Grant - Learning & Development Administrator

1.) How long have you worked at MRN?

May 2021.

2.) A typical day in the life of a L&D Administrator at MRN would look like… ?

There is a lot of variety both within L&D and the Administrator role itself, currently my time is split building training modules and working on developing the LMS; this could mean creating a more personalised training platform for learners, expanding functions inside the system to best make use of them, or finding solutions to meet the business’s learning needs.

3.) In your opinion, what makes a great L&D Administrator at MRN?

Being both a communicator and someone who is able to work collaboratively is key; there can be a lot of ‘moving parts’ in L&D and coordinating/working with others throughout the entire business is not uncommon. Being able to ask for help and working effectively with others is essential to ensure targets, expectations and business needs are met.

4.) What made you want to join MRN?

I saw it was an incredible company – both ethically and because of the MRN team.

5.) What’s the best thing about your role?

I have the chance to come up with creative solutions and then implement them.

6.) What 3 words best describe MRN for you?

Collaborative, friendly, dynamic

7.) What does MRN offer you?

A chance to develop my skills and talents and progress in Learning and Development.

8.) Do you have advice for anybody who wants to work in your field?

My advice would apply for any field; never stop learning!

9.) What motivates you to work hard?

Knowing I’m making an impact on the business.

10.) What is your favorite thing about your career?

L&D is often perceived as a necessary evil. Indeed, I understand it’s necessary but in working inside L&D, and constantly developing business’ learning tools, I hope to remove the ‘evil’; add value and change perceptions.