September 29, 2017

2nd Class for Polymer Apprenticeship now recruiting

L to R: Alan Mannion (AIT), Catherine Collins (First Polymer Training Skillnet), Joe Lawless (AIT), Pauline O’Flanagan (Irish Medtech Association Skillnet) & Ciaran O’Cathain (President –AIT)

Plastics Ireland, the Ibec group that represent the polymer sector along with representatives from the polymer industry and Athlone Institute of Technology have developed an excellent 3 year, level 7 apprenticeship programme in Polymer Technology, registration for the second class of polymer technology apprenticeships is now open, contracts start mid-October with the academic portion starting in January 2018.

This polymer apprenticeship offers candidates a unique opportunity to get excellent qualifications and experience with world leading companies operating in Ireland. Apprenticeships offer participants more than on the job skills and training, they are also a passport to a great career choice with large global companies.

Chair of Plastics Ireland Apprenticeship Consortium and Mergon International General Manager, Aisling Nolan, stated: “Getting involved in the polymer apprenticeship for us was a no brainer. Ireland’s polymer industry is incredibly diverse with more than 6,500 people working across more than 200 businesses with companies specialising in key manufacturing areas such as medtech, biopharma, aerospace as well as food and drink. As a contract manufacturer, we need the right people who understand how to work with the latest technology and can apply technical knowledge in order to meet the demands of these growing sectors. These news apprenticeship schemes will equip people better than any other programme of its kind in Ireland.”

For more details contact

Denise Carthy
Irish Medtech Association & Plastics Ireland Apprenticeship Manager
Direct dial: +353 1 605 1727
Mobile: +353 87 605 2384

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