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BioPharmaChem Skillnet

Network Sector

Biopharma / Medtech

Network Region

National

Network Manager

Susan Costello

Network Promoter

BioPharmaChem Ireland

Network Contact

Susan Costello

Phone

087 287 6731

Website

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Network Overview

BioPharmaChem Skillnet provides subsidised upskilling programmes to businesses of all sizes in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical supply sectors. The business network’s mission is to advance Ireland’s position as a world leader in health innovation through the provision of cutting edge talent development solutions.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. BioPharmaChem Skillnet is promoted by BioPharmaChem Ireland, an Ibec business association. Membership of the network is open to private businesses in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical supply sectors.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

"There are two main benefits of becoming a member of BioPharmaChem Skillnet. The first is being part of a steering group, where we can network and share our experiences with other Pharma companies and identify best practice in key areas such as manufacturing, environment, and health & safety. The second benefit is being able to access effective and reliable training courses, endorsed by our peer companies and approved by the Network, resulting in high quality training delivery. Discovering new and innovative ways of training our employees helps us to set new standards within the industry."

Tom Nyhan – Janssen

"Pfizer has been part of the BioPharmaChem Skillnet for a number of years now. For us, this is the best way to source the right type of training and upskilling for our type of industry. The courses are always of a high standard and the learning gained from our employees is well used and related specifically to the workplace. We also find the BioPharmaChem Skillnet a very efficient way to network with other pharmaceutical companies, for benchmarking and agreeing best practice on problematic topics."

Mike Calnan – Pfizer Ringaskiddy

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