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Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Dedicated to helping the world be well through innovative health solutions.

Dedicated to helping the world be well through innovative health solutions.

Our Opportunities... header image
How We Recruit...
What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?.



Full details on our application procedures can be found on our careers page here

In Ireland, we are recruiting for positions in Leopardstown, Dublin; Brinny, Co. Cork; Ballydine, Clonmel, Co Tipperary; and Co Carlow.

 

Where to go for current vacancies?



Search and apply for jobs at MSD here.

In Ireland, we are recruiting for positions in Leopardstown, Dublin; Brinny, Co. Cork; Ballydine, Clonmel, Co Tipperary; and Co Carlow.

At MSD, you'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. As part of the MSD team, you'll collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues.

Whatever your career path - whether it's pursuing original science in the laboratory, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or supporting our business in another way - MSD can enable you to develop your career while making a true difference in people's lives.

Discover more about life at MSD.


 

 

Working With Us...
What are the main occupation types employed?

We offer opportunities across a variety of STEM related careers and manufacturing, together with careers opportunities in Sales & Marketing, Shared Business Services, and support functions such as HR, Finance, IT.

 

What types of work contract are offered?

Full time, part time, and contract.

 

What are the key attractions?

- Wide range of career advancement and development opportunities across multiple countries and locations in Ireland.
- Competitive Compensation and benefits package including; Flexible working arrangements, pension, medical Insurance, share ownershipopportunities.
- Opportunity to be at the forefront of healthcare, both in Ireland and globally.
- community partners, we work to make a difference through an ambitious corporate citizenship programme and locally supported initiatives. New recruits will work with us to achieve our mission of helping the world ‘be well.’

Our employees work in a challenging, rewarding and positive environment, where personal and professional development is actively encouraged.

We promote work/life flexibility and understand the importance of commitments our employees may have outside work.

At MSD, we also have a strong culture of corporate social responsibility and participate actively in the communities in which we are located.

Benefits and rewards
  • Competitive base salary
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Scholarship and education assistance programmes
  • Employee training programmes
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • World-class, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity to earn bonuses
  • Profit sharing (share purchase scheme)
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Annual leave

 

What locations do you operate from?

Today MSD employs 2,300 people directly in Ireland and provides an additional 9,000 indirect jobs through its operations at eight sites across Ireland.

Animal Health

Ballydine

Brinny

Carlow

Global Financial Services

Human Health

Rathdrum

Swords

 

What are the current employment trends?

The occupations that are likely to be most in demand in the coming year or two:
  • Regulatory & Compliance professionals
  • Bio-processing and production technicians
  • Quality analysts
  • Technical specialists
  • Process engineers
  • Continuous improvement engineers

 

Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

 

Who We Recruit...
Career opportunities for school leavers.

Process Operators

Apprenticeships

 

Career opportunities for college graduates.



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MSD’s graduate programme is a three year on-site work placement programme designed to develop industry-leading professionals. As part of the programme candidates will:
  • Leverage global networkwith international experience. 
  • Receive Active managementand mentoring
  • Leverage global networkwith internationalexperience
  • Embark on training to develop coreprofessional  skills
  • Complete a range of mandatory and elective assignments

 

Career opportunities for experienced talent.

  • Process engineers
  • Continuous improvement engineers
  • Microbiologist
  • Chemistry Analysts
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Validation engineers
  • Analytical development specialist
  • Quality assurance specialists
  • Process leads
  • Operations leads
  • Health & Safety engineers

 

Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work.

Our job opportunities include:
  • Process engineers
  • Continuous improvement engineers
  • Microbiologist
  • Chemistry Analysts
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Validation engineers
  • Analytical development specialist
  • Quality assurance specialists
  • Process leads
  • Operations leads
  • Health & Safety engineers

 

Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.

We have co-operative placements from universities and colleagues around the country that typically join us in January or July of each year in our Brinny, Ballydine and Carlow facilities. 

 


About Us... header image

We are a leader in healthcare, dedicated to helping the world be well through a wide range of innovative health solutions.

MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, has operations in more than 140 countries. MSD employs approximately 2,000 people across its sites in Ireland, which encompass manufacturing, commercial and marketing facilities.

As a global leader in healthcare, we are dedicated to helping the world be well through a wide range of innovative health solutions. This includes the development, production and distribution of prescription medicines, vaccines and biologic therapies as well as animal health products.

Our core values are driven by the desire to improve life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products, and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration. Many of the most widely used MSD medicines are developed by our teams in Ireland, with over 60% of MSD’s global top 20 products now manufactured here in Ireland. We have invested hugely in the Irish market and our Irish sites are highly regarded, and renowned, by our colleagues across the globe.

Committed to Ireland

Many of our leading global products are made or packaged in Ireland and we are a proud member of Guaranteed Irish.

In the past five decades, MSD has invested more than €2.2bn in Ireland and contributes significantly towards making the pharmaceutical industry the country's leading export sector.