Laboratory Apprenticeship
Laboratory Apprenticeship

Merck now hiring for the Laboratory Apprenticeship

Monday, 21 June 2021

Are you looking to kick start a career in science and technology while receiving an education and getting paid? Why not consider the new Laboratory Apprenticeship Programme in Merck Ireland.

In partnership with IBEC and the Technological University, Tallaght, Merck is seeking candidates for its Laboratory Apprenticeship programme. The laboratory apprenticeships lead to a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science as a Laboratory Technician and a Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree as a Laboratory Analyst.

Merck is a vibrant science and technology company and our purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. We are well placed to facilitate and mentor new aspiring talent and are offering candidates the opportunity to work at our approved API manufacturing site in Arklow, Co, Wicklow. During the term you would work three days per week, learning the job while spending two days per week with our education partner, Technological University, Tallaght.

This blended learning approach is highly effective and caters for all learning styles and preferences.

The programme is designed for those who wish to develop a career in the laboratory environment of Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Medical Devices and Diagnostics and Analytical Testing Laboratory Sectors.

Entry Requirements: For entry into year 1 of the Level 7 Programme, applicants must have the following,
  • Pass (Grade 06 or better) in five leaving certificate subjects, one of which must be maths and one science related subject.
  • 250 CAO points Or
  • Relevant FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 Graduate
  • Be a current employee with relevant experience and qualifications
Before enrolment on the apprenticeship programme, the apprentice must have
  • A company Interview and Assessment
  • A SOLAS apprentice approval
This exciting opportunity will begin in September 2021
To apply, please forward a Cover letter and current CV to maeve.purcell@merckgroup.com Or by post to Laboratory Apprentice Programme Merck Ireland Vale Road Arklow. Closing Date 16 July 2021