By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 Dublin’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Industry at a Glance Over 9,000 people directly employed in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing Home to manufacturing sites for four of the world's top 15 pharmaceutical companies More than 35 companies have manufacturing sites Dublin consistently [...]
How do I Apply on Springboard for a Course?
What Is Springboard? The Springboard+ initiative in higher education offers free courses at certificate, degree and masters level in areas where there are identified employment opportunities in the Irish economy. It is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund. Essentially the aim is to help [...]
What Challenges Will I Face Finding A Job?
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 One concern we often hear from people considering a move into pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing is not knowing how difficult will it be to get a job. Of course answering that is very difficult since it will depend on [...]
What Practical Help Will You Give Me To Find A Job?
“Will I definitely get a job?” is one of the most common questions we get asked. First up, let us be clear, we won’t find you a job, an internship or a work placement. What we WILL do is give you all the training you need to be job ready. And we [...]
How Long Will a Successful Career Change to Pharma Manufacturing Take?
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 Before we take a closer look at exactly how long a career change into pharmaceutical manufacturing will take you, you might want to check out our article on the minimum requirements needed to make this change, to see if you [...]
5 Great Reasons to Choose a Pharmaceutical Career – Ultimate Guide to a Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry
By: Claire Wilson and Donagh Fitzgerald. Last Updated: April 2022 What Type of Careers are there in the Pharmaceutical Industry? There are a huge variety of careers available in the pharmaceutical industry from laboratory-based research and development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, quality [...]
How to Make a Successful Return to Education?
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 Whether it’s been 5, 10, 20 years… or even longer (!) since you were last in education, our advice remains the same. Here are our 11 top tips to ensure a successful return to education: Find (and keep!) your motivation [...]
What Support Do I Get When I Take Your Online Courses?
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 Some people can worry that studying online means they’ll be left by themselves to struggle on through their course. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We have a great support network that each and every trainee is welcomed into. [...]
Certificate in eBioPharmaChem – Direct Answers to Your Most Important Questions
The Certificate in eBioPharmaChem is a 37-week online course that will give you the industry knowledge you need to make a mid-career change into pharmaceutical manufacturing. Pharma Manufacturing Jobs are Stable, Safe and Secure High Paying Jobs (25% Above Average) University accredited (Level 7) by Technological University Dublin, Ireland Stand-alone Programme designed specifically [...]
What is the Application Process for Your Courses?
This article is about applying directly to one of our courses. If you are from Ireland and are looking for information on applying through the Springboard programme, please see this article instead. Our Application Process To apply for any of our courses, you should first have read the information on [...]
What are the Minimum Requirements for a Career Change into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 If you’re looking to make a mid career change into pharmaceutical manufacturing then you’re in the right place. And the best news is - almost anyone can do it! The courses we offer will allow you to utilize the skills you [...]
Certification in eValidation – Get Answers to Your Most Important Questions
The Certificate in eValidation is a 30-week online program that will retrain your for more senior roles in the highly sought-after niche area of validation, within pharmaceutical manufacturing. Acute shortage of Validation Professionals worldwide. A stand-alone programme designed to build your validation skills Academically accredited (Level 7) by Technological University Dublin, Ireland A stepping stone [...]
How To Be Sure About Your Career Change
By: Claire Wilson. Last Updated: April 2022 You’re looking for a change of career - something different. But is pharmaceutical manufacturing the something different that’s right for you? We’re assuming that you’ve already done things like taking our “Is pharma for me?” quiz and been able to [...]
How do the Courses Relate to Each Other? (or…How to Build a Degree)
Finding the right course when you’re changing career is a big decision. Your first thought will always be to find one that gives you enough information to get your foot in the door of the industry. Enough to convince an employer to give you a job. But what about the longer-term? Wouldn’t [...]
Springboard Courses FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about making a career change into pharma via our Springboard course. Take this 30-second test to see how good a fit you are. Remember that the Enrolment Advisor will talk you through all you need to know about courses [...]