Cpl in partnership with their client SK Biotek, a pharmaceutical company with over 50 years of API manufacturing experience are seeking to recruit a Laboratory Apprentice for a 3 year programme.
Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree – Laboratory Analyst (3-year Level 7)
Programme starting in September 2021
Are you looking to kick start a career in science and get an education while gaining practical work experience?! Why not consider the Laboratory Apprenticeship Programme in SK Biotek Ireland. SK Biotek Ireland is well placed to facilitate, mentor and nurture new aspiring talent.
In partnership with Ibec and Technological University Dublin, SK Biotek Ireland is seeking candidates for the Laboratory Apprenticeship Programme. This is a 3 year program combining on the job learning and off the job learning with our education partners TU Dublin, Tallaght or Waterford Institute of Technology.
During the term, the apprentice would work 3 days per week in our high-tech laboratories learning on-the-job, while spending 2 contact days per week with our education partner, Technological University Dublin – Tallaght campus/ Waterford Institute of Technology.
The “blended” learning approach is highly effective for all learning styles and preferences.
The programme is designed for those who wish to develop a career in the laboratory environment of the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Analytical Testing Laboratory sectors. Employment in these sectors is forecasted to grow significantly over the next 3 – 5 years marking this an excellent time to get on-board.
BENEFITS FOR YOU:
· Get a national qualification while working
· Gain excellent industry experience and mentoring
· Gain excellent career prospects
· Work in a friendly, professional environment
For entry into year 1 of the Level 7 Programme applicants must have the following:
· Pass (Grade O6 or better) in five leaving certificate subjects one of which must be maths and one science related subject
· 250 CAO points
· Successful Level 6 Laboratory Technician Apprentice
· Candidates with a Level 6 in a related discipline
· Current employee with relevant experience and qualifications
· Mature student
Before enrolment on the apprenticeship programme the apprentice will attend an industry interview and will be approved and registered by SOLAS – these elements will be facilitated by the company and Project Manager.
Ab initio entrants will be considered based on the IOT’s and ETB’s Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) policies. Completing the Level 7 programme will allow graduates to continue to Level 8 programmes should they wish.
Application Process and Timeframes:
· Applications are being sought now for a laboratory apprentice to start in July 2021 working at SK biotek Ireland prior to the start of the academic year in September. Timings for the start date are flexible.
The new, industry-led Laboratory Apprenticeships were developed by BioPharmaChem Ireland, an Ibec business sector, along with a strong industry consortium and the Institute of Technology Tallaght as the lead provider and is suitable for a diverse laboratory environment, for example: Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Medical Devices and Diagnostics and Analytical Testing Laboratory sectors.
The laboratory apprenticeships are higher certificate and degree programmes that combine paid on the job training with academic study.
These programmes are suitable for leaving certificate students, career changers, mature students, those with an equivalent qualification, who have an interest in pursuing a career in science or anyone looking to retrain or upskill in this sector.
The laboratory apprenticeship leads to a Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree as a Laboratory Analyst.
The laboratory apprenticeship programme has been developed to support a learning structure of three days in industry and two days in academia. This structure facilitates the continuous learning and hands on work experience undertaken by the apprentice who, with the support of leading professionals and Institutes of Technology, will learn the behaviours and skills - including but not limited to the analysis of samples, equipment preparation, pH checks, titrations, water testing, chromatography and microbiological techniques - necessary for a successful career in a laboratory environment.
If you are interested in applying for this programme, please send us your updated CV and a cover letter stating why you wish to undertake this laboratory apprenticeship.