- Mark Murphy | HR Department | Boston Scientific Cork
Boston Scientific Cork has worked with Friel Professional Placements Ireland Limited in the past with regard to placing a candidate from the DPS/DIT BioPharmaChem Conversion Programme. DPS Education in conjunction with DIT offer a 3rdlevel conversion programme converting non-manufacturing engineers into the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sectors. This Programme is supported under the Springboard initiative.
Friel Professional Placements provided Boston Scientific with one candidate to date, in the past year, who has since become a full member of our Engineering team. This candidate has integrated very well into the manufacturing environment. The conversion programme has really helped this new employee bridge the gap between their original area of study and prepared them well for the change in industry.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Friel Professional Placements.
- John Clarke | HR Department | UCB Swartz pharma
Friel Professional Placement Ireland has provided UCB Swartz Pharma with candidates for a number of Internship positions. They quickly understood our business requirements and helped us find suitable candidates to match our needs. FPPI are extremely professional and provide a wonderful service from participants who completed the DPS/DIT Conversion Programme and who needed to complete their Conversion into industry with the practical element of the training.
FPPI dealt with both UCB and each participant in a professional manner, ensuring that both parties were dealt with respectfully and honestly in skills matching Personnel for the Company.
We need more companies like FPPI to provide this support to unemployed professionals and to support this Sector in matching both the needs of the individual with the requirements of companies.
I would have no hesitation in recommending FPPI to any future employer.
- Paul Murray | Engineering Manager | Becton Dickenson Medical
BD Drogheda were contacted by Friel Professional Placements Ireland Limited in late 2011 with regard to placing a candidate at our facility for a period of 3 months. The main reason for this initiative was for the candidate to gain some hands on work experience in the Medical Device sector. This was seen as a great opportunity for a candidate to learn and develop while in turn providing BD with some ideas for potential improvement from their prior experience working in a completely different industry.After some early exchanges of information with Friel Professional Placements, BD were happy to facility this request. Thereafter a careful selection process was followed including several telecons, screening CVs and face to face interviews to ensure a suitable candidate was selected. Upon completion of the interview process, a strong candidate was selected and started with BD in January this year.This placement has worked out very well to date as the candidate fit in very well with out Technical and Operations teams. This person has taken on a significant project and has made a lot of progress over a short period of time.I would like to thank Friel Professional Placements for their support on this initiative and look forward to facilitating future placements at our facility.
- Patrick Kinsella | Engineering Manager | Millmount Healthcare
Millmount Healthcare have been working with Friel Professional Placements Ireland Limited for over 6 months with regard to placing candidates from the DPS/DIT BioPharmaChem Conversion Programme.
DPS Education in conjunction with DIT carry out an intensive conversion programme converting for traditional Level 7 Engineers into the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sectors. This Programme is supported under the Spring Board initiative.
Friel Professional Placemens has provided Millmount Healthcare with candidates for a number of Internship positions. They quickly understood our business requirements and on each occasion proposed a high standard of candidate for the programme.
We fee that the placement aspect has been a critical element of transferring the skills from the classroom into industry and we look forward to continued relations with the FPPI and DPS throughout the year.
- Dervila Ní Almhain | Maintenance Supervisor | Clarochem Ireland Ltd
Clarochem Ireland Ltd have worked and are working with Friel Professional Placements Ireland Limited to place an internship candidate from the DPS/DIT BioPharma Conversion Programme within the Engineering Department.
Friel Professional Placemens were very helpful in providing a number of local potential candidates for the position with the relevant experience required.
As the candidates were from the DPS/DIT BioPharmaChem Conversion Programme they demonstrated a good knowledge of the Pharma Industry while having knowledge of a working environment (i.e not straight from a student envrionment).