Pharmachem Skillnet

The Pharmachem Skillnet is an ever growing network of companies that offer Pharmaceutical training courses as well as Chemical and Medical Device training throughout Ireland

The network was established in 2006 being formed to avail of subsidised training and networking under the Skillnets training programme, with the aim of fostering a climate of whole company development in the provision of industry specific technical training and Soft skills in companies large and small nationally, consistent with the goals of member companies.

The network operates as a business resource for organisations nationally and has been formed in response to a real need in the workplace for “best in class” training and development at a realistic and very affordable price.

The Network Manager is Ms Susan Costello. Her role is to facilitate the running of the network, organise training & networking events, source and vet trainers.

Susan is also there to work with member organisations in regard to their training needs and act as liaison between the Skillnets organisation, Pharmachem Skillnet and other networks nationally.

The network also has a steering group drawn from member companies and it is their role to ensure that the network operates in line with the contracted objectives agreed with Skillnets Ltd. The steering group work in close alignment with the Network Management in developing the strategy of the Network. Membership of the steering group is open to any members of the network and is rotated on an annual basis to ensure the network remains fresh and dynamic.

The Current Steering Committee is as follows:

Ita Gubbins – GE Healthcare - Chairperson

Tom Nyhan – Janssen
Ruth Gould – Gilead Sciences
Linda Reardon 
 Cara Partners
Declan O'Sullivan 
John Davenport 
– Sanmina-SCI Ireland
Mark Meehan 
– Novartis
Garry Benson – Novartis
Micheal Calnan 
– Pfizer Ringaskiddy                                                                                                                     

Please click on the Steering Group page for futher details.

There are also over 50 other Skillnets networks countrywide and by clicking on,you will be able to search for courses that other networks may be hosting

The Pharmachem Skillnet for 2014 offers the opportunity to train free to Job Seekers.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria please click on index.cfm/page/unemployedfreetraining

In short being a member of Pharmachem Skillnet is like having an additional wing of your HR department outsourced with your needs as its central focus.