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New engineering apprenticeship programme launched

  • November 23, 2016

    Kirby was delighted to attend and support the official launch of the new Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electrical Engineering programme at the Limerick Institute of Technology earlier this week.  The new two-year programme is a national work-based learning programme for qualified electricians who wish to progress up the qualifications ladder.

    Kirby, who currently has two employees enrolled on the course, supported the development of the new programme.  Dave McNamara, Associate Director at Kirby and Jennifer Aherne, HR Development Officer at Kirby were active members of the steering group tasked with the development of the programme.

    The new programme was launched by Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT.  At the launch, Professor Cunnane spoke about the relevance and benefits of apprenticeships in meeting current industry needs.  He also spoke about LIT’s role in collaborating with leading companies to develop Ireland’s first Level 7 apprenticeship in engineering programme.

    To learn more about the programme, visit:

    To learn more about the Kirby Apprenticeship programme, visit our careers page

    Pictured at the launch (L – R) John Cosgrave - LIT, Pat O’Doherty – Chair of the Apprenticeship Council and CEO of ESB, Eddie Goff – ABB, Prof Vincent Cunnane – LIT President, Dave McNamara – Kirby Group Engineering and Dr Frances Hardiman – LIT