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Industrial Electrical Engineer
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Industrial Electrical Engineer

This is one of the 25 proposed / new apprenticeship programmes approved by the Apprenticeship Council.

It is the second of the new degree-level programmes approved for apprentices.

The Industrial Electrical Engineer is a 2 year progression programme - entry is for qualified electricians. The award on completion will be a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electrical Engineering (Level 7). 

The new LIT Industrial Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship was launched on 29th November 2016.

This apprenticeship is specifically designed as a progression programme for Qualified Electricians who wish to upskill and to acquire advanced knowledge, competences and skills to move into engineering roles in Industry. 

Proposer / provider: Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)


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Two-year Bachelor of Engineering (industrial electrical engineering) at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

It is an add-on, at Level 7, designed for those who are already qualified electricians, and to meet the particular needs of the electrical, engineering, automation and manufacturing employers in the region.

Students will spend 70 per cent of the time on the job, with two 15-week college-based blocks at Limerick IT over the two years.


Personal Qualities header image

Entrants to this professional apprenticeship programme must be qualified electricians who wish to upskill and acquire advanced knowledge, competences and skills to move into engineering roles in Industry.


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This programme was designed to meet the particular needs of the electrical, engineering, automation and manufacturing employers in the Limerick region.

The programme involves a 24 month apprenticeship contract, with an employer, where 70% of time is spent on the job, and two 15-week blocks are spent at LIT.

In line with the needs of Industry, the programme includes seven modules addressing industrial communications, collaborative working and work-based learning.

Whilst on the job, the apprentice will be supported by an Industry Mentor and an Academic. These will support the development of the apprentice’s portfolio of learning and the completion of a significant industry-based project.


Pay & Fees header image

This is an earn and learn programme made up of alternative stages of on-the job and on-block training and education.


Entry Requirements header image

This is a 2 year progression programme - entry is for qualified electricians.

A level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electrical Engineering will be awarded on completion.

It is specifically designed as a progression programme for Qualified Electricians who wish to upskill and to acquire advanced knowledge, competences and skills to move into engineering roles.


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Companies with apprentices participating in first cohort of the programme include:

Johnson & Johnson Visioncare (Vistakon), Limerick.

Kirby Engineering, Limerick.

Kostal, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick.

Analog Devices, Limerick.

H&MV Engineering, Limerick.

O'Keeffe Electrical, Ennis, Co Clare.

Molex, Shannon, Co Clare.

Specialist Technical Engineering Services (STS), Waterford.

BMC Manufacturing, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Reach Active, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.


Career Opportunities header image

This programme was designed to meet the particular needs of the electrical, engineering, automation and manufacturing employers in the Limerick region.



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