Masters level apprenticeships graduations 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022

THE first ever students in Ireland to graduate with Masters level apprenticeships were conferred at University of Limerick on Monday 22nd August 2022.

The 34 students graduated from the Lean Sigma and Supply Chain programmes run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Flexible Learning Centre (SEFLC) and are the first to graduate with Masters level apprenticeships from any education institute in the country.

Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, attending on the day, met and extended his congratulations to all of the graduates saying “Today is a very special day for the graduates of these apprenticeship programmes. They should all be proud of their achievements. This is also a proud day for UL, as the first university in Ireland to offer apprenticeships from degree to post-graduate level and a global trailblazer in the provision of apprenticeships at doctorate level.’

Speaking this Monday, UL President Professor Kerstin Mey said: “Today’s first ever Irish apprenticeship Masters graduates are all highly valued experienced professionals who have now broadened and significantly augmented their skillset while continually working. They are very deserving of our praise.  

“These graduates are significantly contributing to current or predicted skills gaps by growing their own in-house knowledge and talent with a combination of ‘on the job’ learning and formal studies.”