Thermo Fisher Scientific launches 2023 Apprenticeship Programme

Global life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the launch of its 2023 Apprenticeship Programme. Delivered in partnership with further education and training agency SOLAS, applications are open until 24 March.

Information on the programme is available here.

Seeking applicants from across Munster, the four-year salaried programme at the contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Currabinny, Carrigaline, Cork, is for anyone interested in an Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship or Mechanical Apprenticeship where they can earn while they learn.

Speaking on the exciting 2023 Apprenticeship Programme, Lead Craftsperson and Apprentice Programme Coordinator at?Thermo Fisher Scientific, Declan Carroll said: “The apprenticeship programme provides participants with a valuable opportunity to embark on a career in STEM.

“The Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentices and Mechanical Apprentices form a core part of the greater Thermo Fisher Scientific team, aiding in the maintenance of site facilities, assisting to design, install and test new apparatus that keep our operations going. Once the apprentices complete their training, they are recognised as accredited and qualified craftspeople ready to take the next step in their careers in a thriving industry. Fortunately, because our apprentices become such an integrated part of our team, many of them continue to work with us after receiving their qualifications.

“We appreciate that people like to learn in different ways, and this programme provides people with a chance to actively learn on the job, applying what they have learned in real-life settings and earning a salary while doing so.”

The apprentices’ time will be divided between the Cork site where they will complete on-the-job training and at training centres and third-level institutes where they will complete the SOLAS curriculum modules. Successful apprentices will be awarded an internationally recognised apprenticeship (Level 6 Advanced Certificate) at the end of the programme and be eligible for consideration for entry into a related Level 7 and 8 Degree programmes provided by the Institutes of Technology.

Caoimhe Ryan, who is currently in the Electrical & Instrumentation apprenticeship programme, said: “What drew my attention to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s apprenticeship programme was having the ability to earn and learn at the same time.

“I have always had a keen interest in trying to understand how things work. As an apprentice, we get to see engineering put into action every day. What I enjoy most about the programme is, not only do we get the opportunity to learn the theoretical side of the industry and how things work, but we get to apply our learnings and put them into practice straight away.”

Thermo Fisher currently has approximately 500 working at its Cork site. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of more than $40 billion. With a global team of more than 100,000. For more information, please visit