You are a junior validation engineer. You have to generate a validation protocol and deliver it on schedule on a new fast-track project. Take this decision-making simulation and see if you can avoid making those 5 mistakes on your first day.

Help New Engineers Make Better Decisions

That is the challenge we wanted to address when we developed this scenario to help validation graduates make a better decision on their first few days on the job. Over the years, we see newcomers make the same mistakes mostly due to lack of experience. In response to that, we have tried to identify the 5 most common mistakes novices make and develop a decision-making scenario where they can practice making decisions in a fail-safe environment.

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For Teachers

The online scenario is the homework part of a lesson plan and should be followed by a debrief session. Download the Facilitator’s Guide here. Learners need a debrief, some structured way to discuss how they are going to get through those first few days on the job, draw conclusions, build models and identify how they are going to change what they do.

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This decision-making scenario was developed by;

JoeBradyLecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is an assistant lecturer with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joe is a certified trainer and highly experienced in competency-based training. He designs and prepares educational modules and full academic courses ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and Ph.D. theses. Joe has over seventeen years project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France and the USA.


Digital Marketing & Product Development Manager, GetReskilled

Donagh looks after the product development, digital marketing as well as all the training and pedagogical elements of our programmes.