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Mercury moves graduate programme learning online throughout pandemic
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  8th Jul, 2020  /  News, Announcements & Press

Mercury recently announced that it’s graduate programme learning would be moved to an online platform in order to continue making progress throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bronagh Matthews, HR Learning & Development Officer said, “We’re delighted to be able to continue our graduate programme activities virtually through LinkedIn Learning. We made a decision to invest in this online platform for our full workforce earlier this year before Covid-19, and it has paid off in ways we never even imagined. It’s important to us that our graduates, who are based across many different countries and projects, continue their learning path in the time frame we originally envisioned, so their career progress is not impacted by the current difficult global circumstances”.

It had originally been planned that Mercury’s graduate first-year and second-year classes would complete another week with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and Engineers Ireland in March 2020. Due to the current restrictions of travel, movement and gathering, those session had to be cancelled. Mercury’s Learning & Development team redesigned the course in order for it to be completed from home virtually.

New equivalent learning material was assigned to all Graduate Programme students through LinkedIn Learning. Mercury’s second-year graduates are expected to graduate in September as was originally planned, and the first-years will move into their final year.

Earlier this year, Mercury was nominated for the GradIreland Graduate Employer of the year award, due to take place later this year. Read more here.

Graduate Programme

At Mercury, we are committed to recruiting the best people and developing them to become leaders of tomorrow. We invest in the training & development of our team and provide the support and experience you need to fulfill your potential.

We are committed to engaging and developing new skills and knowledge through a combination of on-site, office-based, project specific experience, experiential learning and formal training. From 2018 to 2019, Mercury has successfully climbed 20 places in the Grad Ireland Top Graduate Employers list and is currently sitting in 111th place. Our aim for 2020 is to break into the Top 100 Graduate Employers.

Our structured graduate programme is run over two years. The development programme is designed to meet the demands of the working environment. The courses are delivered by external and internal subject-matter experts in a dedicated learning environment. We support graduates who wish to pursue chartered status in their respective fields.

Since 2019, Mercury delivers our graduate programme in partnership with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) who have experience in delivering award winning graduate programmes. The programme aims to develop graduates’ commercial acumen, leadership &people skills, problem solving, decision making, communication and teamwork skills required in the workplace.

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