Chemistry Graduate Programme 2024

Manufacturing, Pharmacology, Chemistry.

Based at our site in Ringaskiddy, Ireland, our Graduate Programme is a 23-month programme designed to develop, mentor and provide practical hands-on experience, and is designed with our core values in mind; Be Caring, Be Transparent, Be Willing and Be Reliable.

An overview of Sterling Pharma Solutions
At Sterling, we deliver an exceptional experience to our customers, one that has scientific partnership at its core.

During the programme (beginning September 2024) those who are successful will receive comprehensive on-boarding, training, development and mentoring.

Located in the South West of Ireland, Sterling's facility in Ringaskiddy is 11 miles outside of Cork city. Cork city sits on an island in the middle of river Lee, and is home to a variety of riverside walks, quirky museums, contemporary art, historic buildings, and even an 18th century food market.

The site is also close to the town of Cobh, known for being the Titanic's last port of call in 1912, as well we being home to a number of award-winning attractions, watersports and restaurants.

Who Are We?

We are a fast-growing global pharmaceutical CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation), with more than 50 years' experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). We are a proven and trusted partner to some of the world's most innovative biotechs and leading pharmaceutical companies and are widely recognised for our expertise in complex and hazardous chemistry.

We are a dynamic business, employing more than 1300 talented and passionate people in the UK, US and Europe who together support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients. We support our customers through the full product lifecycle from pre-clinical development right up to full scale commercial manufacturing and today we are proud to have built a culture of excellence in science and unrivalled service.

What can you expect?

  • Understanding of all aspects of a pharmaceutical manufacturing site.
  • Work in various departments across the business with a rotation plan tailored to your skillset and development.
  • Structured mentoring and coaching.
  • Become a role model for our Sterling values and behaviours by becoming fully immersed into our culture from your first day.
  • Expand your network though collaboration with other local and global teams.
  • Develop your communication skills.
  • Opportunity to develop personally and professionally through work that is challenging and hands on.
  • Exposure to business-critical projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Regular touchpoints with the Site Leadership team.

What are we looking for?

  • You must have already attained (within two years of the start date of the programme) or be on course to attain a Level 7 degree or above in a Chemistry or related subject and graduate in 2024.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and grow.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Curious mindset.
  • Self-starter.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient with standard office software applications.
  • Must align to our company values; Be Transparent, Be Willing, Be Reliable and Be Caring.

Why Consider Us?

Our collaborative and empowering culture is unique to us and is what really sets us apart as a business and this is built upon our four core values: Be Transparent, Be Reliable, Be Willing and Be Caring. We also run a variety of programmes across our sites to promote health, wellbeing and work life balance, in addition to supporting causes and charities close to our employees' hearts, encouraging volunteering within the communities we are part of and even arranging socials, through our global social committees, to encourage team building and reward our team's hard work.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, cycle to work scheme, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support, 24/7 employee assistance programme, employee referral scheme, as well as opportunity for training and further career development.

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Job ID Number: VN767_1710934052
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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Cork (Ireland)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmacology
Also Accepting...
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials Science
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