Education and Training in Pharma

2016 – An Irish Pharma Year in Review

2016 was a great year for Ireland’s pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. There were some massive job announcements, and some huge predictions for the future of the sector. Let’s first take a look at the highlights of 2016 before taking a look ahead to what 2017 will have in store. A Year in Review - [...]

December 20th, 2016|

How to Find a Job in Pharma Manufacturing – Infographic

Finding a Job in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Medical Device Manufacturing – (with Giant Infographic) Even with the current strength of the pharma and medical device industries, finding a job can still be a long process. We see lots of really accomplished people struggling to get traction in the job market [...]

December 14th, 2016|

9 Steps to a Killer CV that will get you an interview!

Have you been thinking about your CV as an educational and employment biography? That’s not how you write a killer CV that’ll get you an interview. You need to think of your CV as a marketing document. The one thing that can convince someone that you might just be the perfect person for the vacancy [...]

November 15th, 2016|

No Manufacturing Experience? No Problem.

With two Bachelor’s degrees and 10 years work experience as a Health Care Professional, Aaron Bates had decided he wanted to change his career path. After some research, he decided that a new career in pharmaceutical manufacturing might be just what he was looking for. So, with the assistance of Springboard funding, he began GetReskilled’s [...]

July 8th, 2016|

What Is A… Validation Engineer?

What Is Validation? Validation describes the process of creating an evidence trail to show that an action, process or system leads to a consistent and reproducible result. This ‘result’ is typically either taking a measurement or assessing product quality. Validation is a central part of the manufacturing process within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The products made [...]

June 10th, 2016|

Top 10 Pharma and Med Device Companies in the USA

The pharmaceutical industry in the United States is extremely strong. The country is the largest single market for pharmaceuticals in the world - accounting for approximately 40% of world pharmaceutical sales according to In 2014, that equated to approximately $365 million. These strong sales have brought with them a strong manufacturing industry. Select USA, [...]

June 6th, 2016|

7 Deadly Sins of Pharmaceutical Job Applications

For the last 10 years, here at GetReskilled, we have been helping people from a wide range of backgrounds make mid-career changes into well-paid jobs and careers into the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. With a decade of experience in the industry we’ve come to learn what works and, more importantly, the mistakes to [...]

May 6th, 2016|

Springboard Courses FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Springboard? Springboard is an Irish Government funded initiative to help transition people into different industries. Basically, Springboard will pay your course fees. 2. What does GetReskilled do? We provide conversion courses that help people leverage their qualifications and work experience to move into a career into pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing. 3. [...]

February 26th, 2016|

From Engineering Consultancy into Pharma

When Jeffery Kophamel started his reskilling journey into pharma, he already had a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and had over twenty-five years of engineering experience. Despite this background, he couldn’t find a way in to pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing. Until that point, Jeff had worked in engineering in a variety of industrial sectors. He [...]

February 25th, 2016|

The Definitive Irish Pharma Job Website Directory

If you’re looking for a new job in Ireland’s pharmaceutical or medical device industries, it can be difficult knowing where to start. To help you on your job hunt we have put together this Irish Pharma Job page of useful companies and links straight to their careers pages. You’ll find multinational companies, indigenous companies, engineering [...]

February 1st, 2016|

From Optician to Chemical Process Technician!

Adrian Fitzpatrick works as a Chemical Process Technician for a pharmaceutical company. He’s been doing this since October 2014 and it’s an interesting job that he enjoys. It’s also a job that he thinks is an option for more people than you might realise - his prior work experience isn’t entirely ‘traditional’ for this occupation. [...]

November 26th, 2015|

3,100 New Pharma Jobs in Ireland

There has been a succession of big  job announcements in the last 18 months with an estimated 3,100 open positions within the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland alone. So where are these 3,100-plus new pharma jobs? AbbVie In two separate announcements, AbbVie is creating 225 jobs in Sligo. Their pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Sligo currently produces drug delivery devices [...]

October 1st, 2015|