Innopharma Education will help you develop your future career options

Mary Jo Parker of InnoPharma

STARTING in January, Innopharma Education will provide fully funded Springboard programmes in the Mid West Region for Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device as well as for companies in all sectors in advanced manufacturing.

Innopharma is currently running a part-time online/blended Level 6 Certificate in Operational Excellent for Digitisation in Limerick with a second programme due to start in February.
These newly introduced programmes are fully funded under Springboard alongside two other well established Level 6 programmes for Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Operations  and Food Science/Technology which will also start in January.
Innopharma specialises in running programmes for these high growth sectors with a very high percentage of its staff and industry lecturers having worked within the sectors themselves as either as specialists or at senior management level.

As part of its programmes, the college prides itself on providing intensive one-to-one coaching on not just the academic elements of the programmes but also on the career outcomes required by each learner. This could be an unemployed person trying to enter the sector for the first time or for the career development of someone already in the sector seeking promotions or progression opportunities.
Jessica Healy, a learner from 2021, says, “The team at Innopharma gave me lots of information on what doors the course could open for me, so I decided to enrol.
“I was quite nervous at the start, as I wrongly believed science was not one of my strongest subjects. However, the tutors were absolutely brilliant, and I ended up enjoying the Pharmaceutical Science module most of all.
“One of the unique aspects of this course was the emphasis placed on CV and interview preparation. I was not looking forward to this part at all or having to do mock interviews especially, but without it, I would not have secured employment in the sector as fast as I did”
Jessica is now working with Beckman Coulter.

Lauren O’Dea has completed two level 6 programmes in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations and L6 Food Science and Technology and has now progressed to the L7 BSs in Process Technologies.
“The modules were very informative and relevant to the industry especially the Work Preparation module which was very beneficial to me as a mature student looking to change career.
“Coming from the hospitality industry,  I was unemployed due to Covid 19. I am so grateful to now have secured employment with SSE (Specialized. Sterile Environments) on the Regeneron site.
“The programme was conducted online with recordings for catching up if I missed a lecture, which I found very helpful especially as it allowed me to continue to study throughout the pandemic.
I cannot thank Innopharma Education enough and am happy to recommend them to anyone seeking to transfer from hospitality into the sector as I did.”
Innopharma Business Development Manager Mary Jo Parker says there is a lot of growth and new entrants in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors.  Innopharma liaises closely with companies in these sectors and have developed a suite programmes to meet the ongoing skills needs, to assist these companies with accessing the talent needed to help them to continue to grow.
“For anyone wishing to hear more about any of these programmes please call us on 061-639186, email us on [email protected] or check out our website

“We are happy to speak with everyone about their own individual career needs, within these buoyant sectors where, with the right qualification, there are lots of opportunities to build a sustainable career,” says Mary Jo, who herself has over 20 years experience in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and IT sectors in Human Resources.

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