These programmes give engineers and science graduates the additional skills needed to help them find jobs. Over the past five years 300 jobseekers have completed the Certificate in Quality Engineering & Diploma in Performance Competence programme.

This year we are also running The Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory affairs – also certified by University of Limerick, this is a top-up degree for persons who already hold an NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) plus 3 years of relevant work experience.

82% of previous course participants crossed over into the Medtech Sector by securing placements, and/or full time employment in the hi-tech sector after successfully completing this programme. Medtech Company regions include Athlone, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Mayo, Sligo & Waterford.

Examples of just some of the careers in the hi-tech sector include; quality inspector, chemist; engineer, QA /QC inspector, design engineer, quality assurance engineer, junior R&D engineer, documentation specialist, validation specialist, manufacturing engineer, quality technician and customer project manager.

During the directed training portion of the programme candidates will be in a position to retain any social welfare entitlements they are entitled to.