Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Career in Ireland’s Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 10 Weeks

Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Career in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 10-Weeks

You don’t need a science or engineering degree to work in pharma manufacturing

  • Take our part-time online “Conversion Course into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Retrain for these roles: Process Operator, Manufacturing Operator, Packaging Operator, Assembler or Team Member

Why Switch to Pharma?

  • You DON’T need industry experience or a science or a QQI qualification to get your first entry-level job.

  • Starter salaries €31,000 – €41,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on Irish job data)

  • The industry is growing – 9,115 MORE jobs expected by 2027

  • You DON’T need industry experience or a science qualification to get your first job.

  • Starter salaries $35k to $55k plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on US job data)

  • You DON’T need industry experience or a science qualification to get your first job.

  • Starter salaries £23k to £30k plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on UK job data)

Course Details:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 7th August
  • Length: 14 hrs/week for 10 weeks
  • Study Format: Part-time online, (flexible schedule)
  • Materials: Available 24/7, no Zoom classes
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NOTE: We only accept 5 students per intake to provide individual support. You’ll have a dedicated course coordinator who will check your progress every week, offer support if you are struggling, and is your single point of contact for any questions or concerns.

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Don’t settle with your current job and salary

Contact Details For This Course

Geraldine Creaner

Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Career in Ireland’s Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 10 Weeks

Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Career in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 10 Weeks

You don’t need a science or engineering degree to work in pharma manufacturing

  • Take our part-time online “Conversion Course into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Retrain for these roles: Process Operator, Manufacturing Operator, Packaging Operator, Assembler or Team Member
Conversion Course into Pharma

Why Switch to Pharma?

  • You DON’T need industry experience, a science qualification, or a QQI course to get hired for your first entry-level job.

  • Starter salaries €31,000 – €41,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on Irish job data)

  • The industry is growing – 9,115 MORE jobs expected by 2027.

  • You DON’T need industry experience or a science qualification to get your first job.

  • Starter salaries $35k to $65k plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on US job data)

  • You DON’T need industry experience or a science qualification to get your first job.

  • Starter salaries £23k to £30k plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on UK job data)

  • Course Price – £ 1,999 or £499/month for 4 months

Course Details:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 7th August
  • Length: 14 hrs/week for 10 weeks
  • Study Format: Part-time online, (flexible schedule)
  • Materials: Available 24/7, no Zoom classes
  • View Course Price

NOTE: We only accept 5 students per intake to provide individual support. You’ll have a dedicated course coordinator who will check your progress every week, offer support if you are struggling, and is your single point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Don’t settle with your current job and salary

Contact Details For This Course

Geraldine Creaner

You can make this change even if you have no previous industry experience or a science or engineering qualification

Things you don’t need:

❌ A 10-month-long level 6 NFQ university course

❌ Fancy degree in science or engineering

❌ Years of technical experience

Join over 2,000 other people both old and young with backgrounds including:

  • Homemakers
  • Self-Employed
  • Early School Leavers – you don’t need a Leaving Cert or A Levels if you have work experience
  • Working Parents – with young kids
  • Restaurants/Hospitality – Chef, Cook, Restaurant Manager, etc.
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Caregiver, etc.)
  • Manufacturing – Production Operator, Assembler, Packaging, etc.
  • Meat Processing – Operator, Butcher, etc.
  • Defense Force – Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Air Corps, etc.
  • Construction – Electrician, Carpenter/Joiner, Foreman, General Operative
  • Warehouse – All Warehouse Workers
  • Sales/Business – Retail Sales, Pharma Sales, Business, Accountants, Finance, etc.
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects, Airline Staff, Beauty/Hair Salon, etc.

The world’s biggest pharma and medical device companies hire graduates from this program

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The world’s biggest pharma and medical device manufacturing companies hire our graduates after this program

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The industry is growing with more than 9,115 new jobs expected by 2027

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What starter level jobs could I retrain for?

Take this “Conversion Course” to retrain for the following roles.

  • Process OperatorWorks in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. Other names for this role are:
    • BioProcess Operator
    • BioProcess Manufacturing Operator
    • Chemical Process Operator
    • Cleanroom Operator
  • Manufacturing OperatorWorks in a medical device manufacturing plant. Other names for this role are:
    • Manufacturing Team Member
    • Manufacturing Operative
    • Product Assembler
    • Production Operator
    • Production Operative
    • Production Team Member
  • Packaging Operator – Works in both pharmaceutical and medical device plants. Some companies call this role:
    • Packaging Operative
    • Warehouse Operator

Entry-level salaries  €31,0000 – €41,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances.
(Based on Irish job data)

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For more senior jobs and a higher salary

Step 2: Take our AWARD-WINNING 37-week Level 7 Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to give yourself a competitive edge, get more senior jobs with a higher salary and get a university qualification from Technological University Dublin Ireland.

Typical roles:

Estimated salaries  €45,0000 – €65,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (based on Irish job data)

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This 2-module program will teach you exactly what you need to get your first job

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices  (GMP) (Weeks 1 – 6)

After you complete this module:

  • You’ll be able to talk to employers with confidence about the systems and processes used in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing and about the rules and regulations that you need to follow.
  • You’ll have enough technical knowledge to work in this environment.
  • You’ll be able to write reports and reference materials in a manner consistent with the professional norms of this industry.

Module 2 – Advanced Job Hunting For the Pharma Industry (Weeks 7-10)

After you complete this module:

  • You’ll know about your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry and where the jobs are.
  • You’ll know which jobs you’d be perfect for and where to find them.
  • You’ll be able to assess your own skill set and know how to sell that to employers.
  • You’ll know what employers expect from your application and job interview.
  • You’ll be able to follow a step-by-step process to find, apply and successfully interview for your first job in this industry.

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There are over 213 Pharma and Med Device Factories in Ireland employing 75,000 people

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Common Questions About the BioPharma/MedTech Industry

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Job Descriptions and Salaries

Common Questions About the BioPharma/MedTech Industry

Common Questions About the BioPharma/MedTech Industry

Why Choose a Pharmaceutical Career?
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Common Questions About the BioPharma/MedTech Industry

Hear from people who’ve found a job in pharma after taking this program

Pharma Job Success Stories at GetReskilled

Bharvi Soni

Previous Background:
Event Management

“I found the course interesting, challenging, rewarding and valuable”

“The course material was very relevant and the course coordinator was flexible and always approachable for any queries. I found the course interesting, challenging, rewarding, and valuable. After attending it, I managed to find a job in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry straight away. I am starting to apply the skills that I learnt from the course which will be a great contributor to my career. I already have, and will, recommend this course to others.”

Pharma Job Success Stories at GetReskilled

Sean McLaughlin

Previous Background:
Operator (Pepsi)

“I have a new confidence going into the future”

“I really enjoyed the course, it gave me great confidence and taught me new skills, and most importantly, I am now working in a manufacturing facility. This is an excellent course not just for the insight into the biopharmaceutical industry, but it also gives you a great idea of who you are, and updating your CV and getting involved with social media, betters your chance of finding employment. This programme was hard at times but the help was there whenever it was required.”

Pharma Job Success Stories at GetReskilled

Fergal O’Doherty

“This is an excellent course”

“The course gave me an understanding of key pharmaceutical concepts, document traceability and the science behind pharmaceutical products

This is an excellent course for those wishing to work in the pharmaceutical sector.

The online course was very enjoyable and has helped me on a day-to-day basis in my career”

Jessa Reid

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