We at CareerWise Recruitment have stated for some time now that we must be pro-active in upskilling and retraining our talent. This is crucial to Ireland’s future success.
We have seen a huge demand for talent in the ICT, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. The government has made attempts recently to address the ICT gap by announcing 760 graduate skills conversion places in February of 2013.
“The onus is on the third level institutions to now develop relevant re-training courses and to produce technology graduates to fill open roles”.
Ken Murphy (Director CareerWise Recruitment)
However, it is Innopharma Labs that has designed an innovative training program in response to the gaps in the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Industry’s.
“Despite the overall downturn, Ireland is still importing personnel to work in specialist roles in the Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries. It’s now time to be pro-active by upskilling Irish graduates towards these industries.”
Tom Devaney (Director, CareerWise Recruitment)
CareerWise Recruitment are partnering with Innopharma Labs to encourage employees and jobseekers alike to upskill and retrain within the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Industries with a goal to replenishing Ireland’s talent pool in these areas.
Upskilling is not only a necessity to bridge the skills gap but it is also a fundamental strategy for personal and professional growth.
Innopharma Labs provide technology and education solutions for the pharmaceutical development and manufacturing industry. They provide turn-key solutions to ensure the robustness of customer products. This involves process vulnerability assessments followed by technology and education solutions to ensure optimal process robustness.
Their process analytical technology (PAT) products are tailor made for the pharmaceutical sector and assist in the control of blending, granulation, roller compaction/milling, compression and packaging processes.
With a focus on direct measurement methods these PAT tools are demonstrably more accurate than the majority of others on the market. This allows their customers to achieve greater levels of process control with reduced batch reworking costs. These technologies also provide a means of replacing costly and time consuming manual processes with real-time inline solutions.
Their advanced analysis software and intuitive user interfaces complement their technologies to make them both powerful and simple while minimising operator time and training requirements.
The current five month programme, commencing in September (Dublin) and October (Galway) involves face-to-face and on-line learning, combined with equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment.
This programme will allow you to develop your skills to work in Pharma sectors such as Product and Process Development, Engineering, Automation, Validation, Process Analytical Technology, Quality assurance, Quality Control, Bio-Pharma, Medical Device, Manufacturing etc.
The HETAC Level 8 Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations covers the following modules:
* Formulations and Packaging Studies
* cGMP and Quality Assurance
* Aseptic Processing
* Bioprocess technology
* Systems Validation
* Process Analytical Technology
* Medical Devices
* Quality Risk Management
* Lean Sigma & CAPA
* Preparation for Work
In addition to the content defined above, mentoring and coaching by experienced professionals in the industry will form an integral aspect of the programme.
Ideally candidates will be:
Science or Engineering graduates
graduates who have a minimum of five year’s experience in a high volume Manufacturing environment.
This Springboard funded programme, is free to all participants who are unemployed.
If you are interested in applying for an Innopharma Labs programme please see :www.innopharmaeducation.com
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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