The Benefits of Engaging with First Polymer Training 

Future proofing high performance with industry- led bespoke training

First Polymer Training Skillnet enhances the competitive position of its members by designing and delivering subsidised technical polymer programmes to address skills gaps within the sector. The network also supports  industry by regularly providing useful networking opportunities and specific technical seminars.

Who we are?

  • Enterprise led national training network for polymer processors in the Medtech, automotive and manufacturing sectors
  • Promoted and supported by Polymer Technology Ireland (Ibec)
  • Co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies
  • Multi award winning training provider

How we support industry?

  • Subsidised training available at our dedicated technical training centre in Athlone or on-site
  • Voluntary steering group of key industry leaders driving the network
  • Skillnet Ireland funding on 3rd level polymer programmes for your employees
  • Over 20 validated QQI polymer programmes available

Our objectives are to:

  • Enhance the competitiveness of members by specific training interventions
  • Design and deliver quality, cost effective training that is of real value
  • Consult and collaborate as a partner with industry
  • Deliver programmes in a flexible and innovative way

What our trainees say about us:

Hello Steven, I hope you and your loved ones are well and safe. I just wanted to thank you🙂 the last time when I’ve watched your online session, which included a chapter on graphics and curves, I decided to use them into my work on the daily basis and it works very well for me! I can't believe now that I didn't use these graphs every day, they give so much information and data. Working without a graphs is like driving a car without using a speedometer and tachometer and guessing how fast you are going. Sep 2020

The training was made enjoyable with discussion and interaction between trainer and the trainees. Very well presented course. (Siemens S7, Sept 2019)

Very good course, quite a lot of material covered

(Maintenance Electrical)

Very practical examples provided, easy to understand and implement

(Product and Process Validation)

Well-structured and presented, very good mixture of practical and theory

(Design of Experiments)