Launch a New Career in the Growing Pharma Industry

  • Well paid jobs (30% above average)
  • Join 3,102 people who have switched into pharma manufacturing
  • 81% of our 2015 Graduates found employment
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Why Change to Pharma?

81% of our 2015 Graduates found employment

“81% of our 2015 Graduates found employment in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries”
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Excellent Job Opportunities

These industries directly provide stable, secure and well paying jobs and are free of the layoffs and cyclical ups and downs of many other sectors.

Perfect for people with a Manufacturing, Science or Quality Background

These programs are perfect for anyone with a technical, manufacturing, science, logistical or quality background who wants a career in the pharmaceutical manufacturing or medical device manufacturing sector.

New Role will Depend on your Previous Experience

Your new job role and salary will depend on your skills and experience.
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3,300 New Well Paid Pharma Jobs in Ireland

Here is a list of companies with current expansion plans. The Pharma Industry is booming in Ireland so don’t miss out
on this opportunity to switch into this industry.

  • In two separate announcements, AbbVie is creating 225 jobs in Sligo
  • Aerogen created 20 jobs in Galway as it launches two new products
  • Alexion announced 200 jobs in Dublin and Athlone
  • Bausch & Lomb created 125 jobs as they expand their Waterford site
  • BMS announced 400 jobs as they open a new biologic manufacturing plant in Dublin
  • ClearStream Technologies Limited announced 200 jobs in Enniscorthy
  • Connexicon created 15 jobs across various departments including chemistry
  • CRI created 25 new positions.
  • GE Healthcare announced doubling of their production in Co. Cork leading to 140 new jobs
  • Grifols are recruiting for 140 positions in West Dublin
  • Horizon announced 60 jobs in their new Dublin headquarters
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced 50 jobs at a new facility in Athlone
  • Pfizer created 130 jobs – 90 at Grange Castle and 40 across Ringaskiddy and Little Island
  • PMD Solutions announced 11 new jobs for Cork
  • Randox announced 470 jobs at a new manufacturing and research facility
  • Reagecon announced they were hiring 25 people for chemist position in their Shannon facility
  • Regeneron added a further 200 positions in Limerick
  • Team Horizon created 11 jobs in Dublin, hiring in 2016
  • Teleflex announced 100 jobs in Athlone
  • West Pharmaceutical announced 150 jobs in Waterford
  • Zimmer announced 250 jobs at their new medical device hub
  • Pharma giant MSD to create 200 jobs across three counties
  • Irish pharma firm APC to create 100 jobs at new Dublin HQ
  • Technopath Hiring 60 In Tipperary
  • Medical technology company Alere to create 40 jobs in Galway
  • Chanelle to create 175 pharma jobs in Galway in €70m investment

This Certificate is Accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland – A World Top 2% University

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  • Largest University in Ireland
  • Named Best Institute of Tehnology by the Sunday Times in 2010
  • Ranked in top 100 by the Times Higher Education for universities under 50 in 2014 and 2015
  • 20,000 registered students
  • Over 2,000 members of staff
  • Member if the European University Association

Find the Right Course for You

Start your Career in PharmaBecome a Validation SpecialistTake Your Pharma Career to
the Next Level



  • Gives you the industry knowledge you need to impress employers

  • 30 weeks to complete

  • Springboard Sponsorship Available


  • Specialise in Validation

  • Validation professionals are in demand – there’s an industry shortage

  • 30 weeks to complete

  • Springboard Sponsorship Available

BSc in Manufacture of
Medicinal Products

  • Take your career to management level

  • Fully accredited BSc degree

  • 4 years part time study

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Find the Right Course for You

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30 Week Conversion Course to Find a Well Paid Job in Pharma

This academically accredited Certificate will prepare you to transition into an operator/technician role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

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30 Week Conversion Course to Find a Highly Paid Job in Validation

This academically accredited Certificate will prepare you for a validation role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

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Bachelor Degree BSc (Ord) in the Manufacture of Medicinal Products (DT 291)

This Bachelor Degree is for those looking for a new job or seeking to expand their career opportunities in the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry. This professional qualification will prepare you for a specialist role within these sectors.

Why our Courses are Successful

A Mixture of Online Modules and Face to Face Laboratories in Ireland

The laboratory elements (included in the degree program only) are delivered face to face at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in Ireland (flights are included in the course fees for overseas students).

92% Course Completion Rate

You’ll get weekly feedback reports (and emails or phone calls if you fall behind!) from your course coordinator to keep you on track until you finish the course.

Career Coaching Included to Help you Find a Job

Once you have completed the course, we will enroll you in our career placement coaching program and teach you how to find a job in this sector.

Taught by Industry Experts

All our lecturers still work in industry and have years of frontline industry and regulatory experience. They will deliver the most up-to-date course content into a program that gets you results.

Perfect for US Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

A number of pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb have committed to hiring American military veterans.

Also Perfect for Veterans who held a Technical Role in the Military

These programs are also perfect for veterans who previously held a technical role in the military and are thinking of a career change.
We’re so confident you’ll get a job in Ireland, we’ll give you a money back guarantee.
  • Choose a course with our Job Guarantee option.
  • Follow our specially devised job hunting plan while you study.
  • If you don’t have a job offer within 6 months of graduating, you’ll get all your course fees back (yes, really!).
GetReskilled Success Stories
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Edel Harkins

“I would highly recommend anyone in my situation who has been out of the industry for a period of time to do these courses. They have contributed to my new found confidence in my existing and new qualifications, my improved interview skills and my new job!”

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Ronan Balfe

“Studying online gives you the time to do the course in your own time yet with assignment deadlines this made you disciplined to meet the deadlines set. I would have no hesitation in recommending these courses to anyone wishing to gain an education in the pharmaceutical sector.”

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John Ryan

“The professionalism and passion of the lecturers comes across in the tutorials which gives the student confidence and encouragement to keep on top of the course. The course content material is concise and interesting. The timing of the release of the lessons is perfect, the student moves at a comfortable pace, one step at a time.”

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Noel O’Brien

“The quality of the course content was excellent and very substantial and covered all aspects associated within the Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. Information that I feel could and would be very much a requirement for the type of work I would be seeking, within such companies.”

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Ewa K.

“This course would give you chance to continue to seek an employment and at the same time you can study to improve your chances at the job market.”

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James Fogarty

“This was fantastic opportunity for me to gain qualification in my own time. This would otherwise have been impossible due to cost and time due to child minding.”

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Trish Kineen

“It has been a great course to re-familiarise myself with the area after such a long time away. I is also brilliant that you can study in your own time & at home (so you don’t have travel & child minding costs). I found the pace of the course good and really enjoyed it.”

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Darren Deehan

“I have really enjoyed the course. The course content was very detailed and way surpassed my expectation. While the course was challenging, the online support and access was exceptional. I am really looking forward to progressing to the follow-on/specialization course, “BioValidation” when it becomes available.”

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David Masterson

“The courses are detailed, easily accessible, great to add to your CV or to compliment other qualifications.”

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Johan Rousseau

“Already told friends, and they are on the course. It is a good course to familiarize you with the Pharma Manufacturing Industry.”

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Josephine Nelson

“I would recommend enrolling, the course is very interesting.”

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Louise McManus

“Excellent course, well set out.”