Retail Recruitment

“Letterkenny IT Offers Innovative Postgraduate Experience” – The Sunday Business Post

Last weekend’s Sunday Business Post reported on how the LyIT offers its students an  “Innovative Postgraduate Experience”.

Michael Margey, head of the LyIT’s School of Business, shared how the LyIT’s educational approach is to make learning relevant to real life and real work. “What we offer is deeper and more strategic learning as opposed to surface learning…we make sure that what our students learn is grounded in the real world”.

The LyIT’s postgraduate selection can be divided into two categories:

Pre experience programmes aimed at recent graduates with little or no work experience
Post experience programmes are those aimed at graduates with significant work experience

Margey believes the successful delivery of innovative learning at the Letterkenny IT is accountable to “…the delivery of proven, specialised, practice-based and work-focused programmes that make learning enjoyable”.

The highly successful Masters of Business in Innovation and Leadership is one such POST EXPERIENCE programme that helps develops the leadership talent of managers to deliver significant business improvement in their participating firms. This programme has been developed by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) through Retail Ireland Skillnet in consultation with IBEC, business support agencies and major employers. An integral part of the programme is action learning within the candidate’s own workplace.

Click here to read more about our Executive Masters of Business in Innovation and Leadership.

For assistance or information on this or any of our other work based learning programmes, please contact 0749176853 or email

Senior managers at work on the Executive Masters in Innovation and Leadership at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Official Retail Ireland Skillnet Launch!

Last week, we said goodbye to Ibec Retail Skillnet and became officially known as Retail Ireland Skillnet at our big Launch Event at Ibec headquarters in Dublin. Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy TD, Chair of the JOC on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, kindly joined us to make the rebrand official, delivering an inspiring speech on how the Irish retail sector is making a steady recovery. She remarked how Retail Ireland Skillnet (RIS) is a great example of the ways government and industry can work together to help people get the skills they need to find employment and help with career progression.
Chairperson of Retail Ireland Skillnet’s Steering Group and HR Manager for Brown Thomas, Gretta Nash Cadden shared how her staff have benefited from the training and qualifications they have gained over the years through Retail Ireland Skillnet. She also described how the closer ties now formed with Retail Ireland is an important milestone that will help give greater visibility to RIS programme in the coming years.
We will now be able to offer a better range of courses with more retailers participating in the programme, training greater numbers of people than ever before. This means more people will get the skills they need to find jobs and advance their careers.”
Conor Whelan, Chairman of Retail Ireland and Managing Director of Eason and Sons Ltd. spoke about his involvement with Retail Ireland and shared his delight that over 800 of his staff at Easons will be graduating later this year through Retail Ireland Skillnet training programmes. Conor went on to describe how staff training is key in emerging from
“As an industry we are beginning to emerge from what has been a very difficult period for retailers. [...]