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Why GetReskilled

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Whether you are over 30 and looking for a change or you’ve been laid off from your job, we don’t believe you should settle for just any career.

Use our experience at GetReskilled to make a successful mid-career change into pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing.

Founded by a CEO with over 30 years industry experience and headquartered in one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturings hubs in Ireland, we know what the industry is looking for.

People Re-Trained

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of 2017 Graduates in Employment

of Learners would recommend us to a friend

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Courses Designed With You in Mind

We’re Serious About Helping you Find a Job

As well as your pharma course, you’ll have access to our career coaching program where we’ll teach you how to find a job in this sector.

You’re Never by Yourself

Your course coordinator helps you stay on track and you help you finish the course.

Access the Course When YOU Want

As an online course there is no commuting to a classroom or set class times, you are free to complete the coursework at a time that suits you.

Learn From Industry Experts

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

Money Back Job Guarantee Available

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 of your course fees back (yes, really!)

Get an Industry Recognised Qualification

Our courses are fully accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology and our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Pfizer, GSK and Lilly.

Why Ireland?

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Ireland is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing hubs in the world and has over $80 Billion Dollars in greenfield investment in pharma and medical device manufacturing. In addition:

  • 9 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 8 of the world’s top 10 medical device companies are located here
  • 120 pharmaceutical companies have a base in Ireland
  • 6 of the top 10 drugs in the world are manufactured in Ireland
  • 33% of the world’s contact lenses are made in Ireland
  • 50% of ventilators used in acute hospitals globally
  • 80% of the world’s stents

Our Academic Programs are Accredited by a World Top 2% University

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  • Largest University in Ireland
  • Named Best Institute of Technology by the Sunday Times in 2010
  • Ranked in the 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 of the European University Association

About Us

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It’s a common opinion these days that if you are in your 40s or 50s or even in your 30s, you are too old or it’s too difficult and expensive to change careers.

Our goal at GetReskilled is to challenge this notion. We have been helping people make a mid-career change into the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries for almost 10 years and the 3,500 plus people we’ve re-trained, challenge the idea that you’re too old to start something new.

Our programs are recognized by the world’s leading blue chip pharmaceutical manufacturers. They are supported by governments in both Ireland (through the Springboard Program) and in Singapore (via the WDA) – two of the world’s major pharmaceutical manufacturing hubs.

We are an Irish/American company that grew out of DPS Engineering. Our parent company has been designing and building pharmaceutical manufacturing plants for the world’s leading companies for over 40 years and we incorporate that real-world expertise into our courses to ensure that our courses are industry relevant, practical and give you the best chance of career success.

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WINNER – Best Online Learning Experience, Irish Education Awards 2018

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WINNER – Pharma Education & Training Award, Irish Pharma Industry Awards 2018

Meet the Team

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Gerry Creaner


Gerry Creaner has over 30-years of experience in the Life Sciences Manufacturing industry across a range of technical, managerial and business roles. He established a very successful engineering consultancy prior to founding GetReskilled, an online education and learning business, with offices in Singapore, Ireland and Boston (USA), focussed on the manufacture of safe and effective medicines for the public.

He is also a founding Director of two Singapore based philanthropic organizations, the Farmleigh Fellowship and the Singapore-Ireland Fund, both of which deepen the well established and historical Singapore – Ireland relationship and deliver long-term benefits to both countries.

Gerry has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (UCD, 1980) and an MSc (Management) from Trinity College Dublin (2003) and is currently doing research for his Ph.D.

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Professor Anne Green

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Professor Anne Green is the pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutical projects manager in Ireland and is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology, Validation and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

In addition, she is also secretary of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Secretary, Irish Chapter. Her experience ranges from a technical service chemist, Sterling Wintrop Dungarvan, (now GSK), validation manager at startup Wyeth Newbridge, (now Pfizer) and is a Training Director at NIBIRT in Ireland.

Our Team

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-time Validation Lead and Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is a full-time validation lead and also lectures 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.

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Donagh Fitzgerald

Head of Growth Marketing & Product Development

Donagh is based in Hong Kong and looks after the growth marketing and product development including the training and pedagogical elements of our programs. Among his many roles, Donagh makes sure that all GetReskilled’s users can have a great online learning experience. Prior to settling in Singapore in 2009, Donagh lived and worked in many countries including Ireland, America, and Japan where he managed to pick up the language. Donagh has also served as the Program Manager for the Farmleigh Fellowship based out of Singapore.

Donagh is an avid traveler (90+ countries) and photographer. He also enjoys hiking, skydiving and searching for great dining experiences. Donagh holds a Degree in Production Engineering from the Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland.

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Claire Wilison

Content Marketing and Career Coaching

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process. She is extremely enthusiastic about helping people reach their final goal of employment in their new career path.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from Edinburgh University and spent 7 years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

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Niki Welch

Programme Coordinator

Niki is based in our Irish office and has been working for GetReskilled for almost 3 years.

Niki looks after the screening and enrolment of all students in Ireland and Europe, including all Springboard eligible candidates. She is passionate about and plays a huge role in assisting and guiding people from application stage right through to graduation.

Niki holds a National Certificate in Business Studies and Information Systems and has over 12 years administrative experience in the Recruitment, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Industries.

Our Partners

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

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DIT accredits our classroom and online modules delivered in English with the accreditation in full compliance with the International Bologna process. DIT is one of the leading academic institutions in Ireland and is widely recognized for its academic excellence particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical science, biotechnology, and product development.

Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP)

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GBMP is a not for profit organization that provides training in lean and continuous improvement principles to improve the operational profitability and competitiveness of existing and emerging organizations, large and small. Our partnering brings lean manufacturing and continuous improvement in GMP environment to the life sciences manufacturing industry.


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The Springboard+ initiative in higher education is co-funded by the Irish government and the European social fund and offers free courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the Irish economy.