Almac Group continues to offer Higher Level Apprenticeships

  • Global pharmaceutical firm Almac Group has announced that its popular Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) programme will continue.

    The past several years have seen a shift toward using apprenticeships all across the tech industry, and pharmeceutical medtech is no exception. Global pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation Almac Group's Higher-Level Apprenticeship programme has helped a number of students earn a salary while getting key on-the-job training that helps advance their studies.

    The scheme offers apprenticeships in Applied Industrial Sciences / Chemical Sciences, Computing and Mechatronic Engineering. The programme has been running for the past five years in association with Apprenticeships NI and Southern Regional College, and is open to both existing Almac employees and new recruits, giving access to key departments and globally respected experts across multiple disciplines.

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    Available for both existing and newly recruited employees, Almac’s programme has been operating for the last five years and is delivered through the ApprenticeshipsNI programme, in association with Southern Regional College (SRC).

    A total of 30 people have been recruited across the company to participate in the apprenticeship programme, which matches candidates up with both an expert Almac mentor and an SRC assessor to help them get the most they can out of the experience. It forms part of a recent wave of new apprenticeships for highly technical roles, allowing people to earn while they learn.

    Dr Frances Weldon, STEM Outreach Manager, Almac Group said: "The success of our business depends on having a diverse workforce of suitably trained and qualified staff. Offering different pathways into the various opportunities available at Almac is a fundamental part of that and we have no doubt that the incorporation of apprenticeship programmes to recruit staff into our labs, engineering and IS teams will mean we can grow a talent pipeline from within our organisation."

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    For more information on currently HLA opportunities at Almac, head over to

    Source: Written based on press release

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