Some of the recent graduates from Innopharma Education.

Future proof your career

Looking to build your career in the pharmaceutical and food industries?

Innopharma Education can help with an accredited, part-time, flexible qualification. The programmes have been developed to fit around a person’s schedule.

Ann Mitchell, Cork Programme Manager with Innopharma Education said: “These programmes develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in addition to the industry knowledge and know-how. All Innopharma programmes are developed with a focus on industry and are delivered through a mixture of highly experienced academic and industry lecturers.”

Innopharma Education offer private and Springboard funded programmes in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Waterford and Athlone.

All the programmes put a strong focus on personal and career development. Its Preparation for Work module involves intensive work on job searching, tailoring a CV for industry and preparing for interviews. This module is equally beneficial for those who are currently unemployed, those who are seeking to pivot into a new industry or those who are interested in progressing within their current industry.

Halima Abdulkarim, a Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology graduate, said: “From a chef manager to a quality assurance assistant, what can I say? Innopharma Education is one of the best education organisations in terms of progression opportunities. As Covid hit, the hospitality industry had no job prospects. This drove me to apply for the course in September 2020. The guidance and support from the lecturers was incredible.

“Upon finishing the course, programme directors Catriona Horgan and Michael King contacted me in relation to a job opportunity in a yogurt manufacturing company. I interviewed and was later offered the role of Quality Assurance Assistant. Today, the information and skills I learned throughout the programme has given me confidence and led to my success. I have much respect and gratitude for Innopharma Education,” Halima said.

Dwane Power, who completed a certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Technologies and is a Degree in Pharmaceutical Business Operations graduate, said: “I completed the certificate course with Innopharma but was interested in learning more so I enrolled in the Degree in Pharmaceutical Business Operations. The delivery of these courses allowed me to work full time while gaining a valuable qualification.

“I am now in full time employment with a leading Cork-based company and I am approaching my first full year there. My job is interesting, demanding and rewarding, with so much more to learn. My only regret is that I didn’t pursue it sooner!”