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University of Limerick – Supply Chain Apprenticeships

University of Limerick – Supply Chain Apprenticeships

IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute in partnership with the University of Limerick have developed Irelands first supply chain apprenticeships programmes up to Doctorate level:

  • Level 7 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Associate – Diploma (Dip) in Supply Chain Management
  • Level 8 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Specialist – Bachelor of Science (BSc) Supply Chain Management
  • Level 9 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Operations – Master of Science (MSc) Supply Chain Operations
  • Level 10 Principal Engineer – Doctorate of Engineering (DEng)

These apprenticeships have been developed by industry for industry. They are work based education programmes which support the development of the supply chain knowledge base amongst practitioners in organisations. They combine learning in the workplace with blended and online learning through the University of Limerick.

The Level 7 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Associate – Diploma in Supply Chain Management based on the globally recognised body of knowledge in Production and Inventory Management offered by ASCM / APICS, this two year programme will provide learners and hosting organisations with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. For more information, contact details and online application please use the following link:

Level 7 Apprenticeship for a Supply Chain Associate Dip

The Level 8 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Specialist – Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management will provide learners and hosting organisations with the advanced understanding and best practices frameworks and techniques needed to manage effective supply chain operations. The programme will educate participants in the principles and practical application of the SCOR framework concepts, enabling participants and supporting organisations to gain a competitive advantage and develop the ability to drive improvement in supply chain operations with measurable results. For more information, contact details and online application please use the following link:

Level 8 Apprenticeship for a Supply Chain Specialist BSc

The Level 9 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Manager – Master of Science in Supply Chain Operations has been developed for supply chain managers. These individuals perform a crucial and senior role within their organisations. They manage the delivery of products and services across the entire supply chain, from raw materials to end users. They are also influencers of upstream and downstream factors to maximise value with the organisation’s supply chain. For more information, contact details and online application please use the following link:

Level 9 Apprenticeship for a Supply Chain Manager MSc

Level 10 Principal Engineer – Doctorate of Engineering (DEng)

Lero (Ireland Software Research Centre) and CONFIRM Smart Manufacturing have partnered with the University of Limerick (UL) to deliver Ireland’s first level 10 qualification funded through the national apprenticeships programme: Principal Engineer (DEng).  The aim of the this Doctoral programme is to produce a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The DEng acknowledges that significant research takes place within the practitioner’s workplace and candidates are required to make a contribution to both theory and practice in their field as well as to the body of professional knowledge.  For more information, see the following link:

Professional Doctorate in Engineering

In addition to these the University is also offering the following apprenticeships and further information is available from University of Limerick Executive Apprenticeship Programmes

  • Lean Sigma Manager Masters Level 9
  • Equipment Systems Engineer Masters Level 9 (in development – for further information please email)
  • Software Solutions Architect Masters Level 9 (in development – for further information please email)

Depending on your course of study there are specific minimum entry requirements for all of the apprenticeship programmes. In addition to these apprentices must have :

  • A contract with your employer for the duration of the programme (minimum 2 years)
  • Commitment of support from your employer with the provision of an In-Company mentor.
  • Meet the University of Limerick English language requirements.

As well as undertaking all of the modules on your programme of study, apprentices will also complete additional activities to enhance their learning as part of the Community of Practice.

For the University of Limerick Apprenticeships please use the contact details and online applications in the following link:

University of Limerick Apprenticeships

For employers please register your interest as an employer to participate in the Apprenticeship Programme:

Apprenticeship Expression of Interest Company Registration

Generation Apprenticeship website

The Generation Apprenticeship website provided by Solas, the Further Education and Training Authority, can be accessed by the above link.

As well as including comprehensive information on all apprenticeship programmes, dedicated information for employers, current and potential apprentices, parents and educators, the website features really powerful pieces from current and graduate apprentices, employers and employer ambassadors telling their story and experience. The Generation Apprenticeship website is a dynamic source for updates and information on Generation Apprenticeship in Ireland.

For information about supply chain courses provided by IPICS download the IPICS course registration below.

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