Graduate Programmes

Graduate Programmes

About Pfizer in Ireland

Pfizer employs approximately 3,200 people at six sites in Ireland across manufacturing, shared services, R&D, treasury and commercial operations. Pfizer has invested $7 billion in operations in Ireland since opening the first site in 1969 and has invested $330 million in the Grange Castle and Ringaskiddy sites in the last two years. Many of Pfizer’s leading medicines are manufactured for global export from Irish sites. The Global Biotherapeutics Technology group at Grange Castle was established in 2006 and is part of a world-leading protein drug discovery unit within Pfizer Worldwide R&D.

Pfizer Grange Castle

Grange Castle, Clondalkin, in South County Dublin is the home of Pfizer’s biopharmaceutical facility. We are a key part of the Pfizer Global Manufacturing network. We are licenced for the manufacture of commercial and clinical trial materials but we also have a very significant research and development function.

We have over 1000 professionals on the site involved in state of the art research, development, manufacturing and our analytical technology supporting some of the biggest selling biopharmaceutical products in the global marketplace. The scale and complexity of what we do in Grange Castle is incredible, supporting the following processes among others:

  • Large-scale Mammalian Cell Culture
  • Protein Purification
  • Vaccines Conjugation
  • Aseptic Syringe Filling

Our Graduate Programme is a stimulating two year programme with hugely empowering training structures. The programme also includes the support of dedicated mentors who are focused on you, your development needs and career objectives.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to be part of our site in Grange Castle Dublin, where you will experience a real life cutting-edge environment, supporting a wide variety of technologies and processes in a fast paced dynamic site.

To apply for the Graduate Programme click here.

Pfizer Newbridge

Pfizer Newbridge is an integral part of Pfizer’s global solid oral dose network; manufacturing tablets and capsules for world markets using highly complex processes.

Pfizer Newbridge has a Technology and Innovation Centre using a range of technologies such as Process Analytical Technologies and Advanced Process Control to transfer, develop and manufacture products. We continuously improve and enhance our facility through the execution of complex engineering projects introducing next generation manufacturing processes providing full life cycle management.

We pride ourselves in our culture of high performance team work and innovation which enables the business to deliver on its commitments. At Newbridge we have cross functional process teams who work together to deliver the end product. These teams empower our people to make a difference every day – contributing to Pfizer’s success and connecting to the patient.

Our Graduate Programme is a structured two year rotation across various departments with the support of dedicated managers and mentors to help grow your career. Graduates will get the opportunity to really experience business practice at Newbridge, participating in meetings and projects using the latest process methodologies.

We can offer you the opportunity to grow your career while being challenged, constantly learning and enjoying your experience at Pfizer.

To apply for the Graduate Programme click here.

Pfizer Cork

Pfizer Ringaskiddy API and Pfizer Little Island API are part of the Pfizer Global Supply organisation with operations worldwide supporting all major markets. The Cork API Sites (Ringaskiddy & Little Island) support Pfizer's business objective of meeting the demand for Pfizer products and is used as a strategic resource in launching drugs and products quickly after regulatory approval has been received. Both Sites are a dynamic, flexible, innovative community partnering to deliver technical excellence and value, trusted to continuously improve and supply quality, life-changing medicines.

This graduate program (currently in its 11th year) will take place at the Pfizer Cork API’s site, Co Cork (both within 8 miles of Cork City). These sites play a critical strategic role within Pfizer and both have been the default sites for new API product scale up and launch campaigns.

During the 2 year program, participants will participate in a structured rotation across various departments (Production, Six Sigma, Automation, New Production Introduction) within the allocated site. Full training will be provided by a comprehensive induction program. During the two year program, participants will be involved in the following:

  • One year induction program
  • Structured mentoring & coaching – objective setting during each assignment
  • Attend management training programmes.
  • Attend senior executive meetings e.g. communications meetings, cross site teams, leadership team meetings.
  • Be a key member of a process team.
  • Support cost improvement projects for key API manufacture processes
  • Be responsible for the management of various day to day operations across the plants and been assigned specific projects

To apply for the Graduate Programme click here.