Merck / Sigma-Aldrich Ireland Ltd is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic candidate for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship commencing in September in TU Dublin. This is a two-year programme involving one day per week of classroom training and four days working on-site at our premises in Arklow, Co. Wicklow. At the successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a permanent position with the company.
Merck is a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics. Around 58,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere.
Curious Minds Worldwide:
350 – years of curiosity have shaped our company.
58k- employees contribute to our success with their passion and curiosity.
66 – countries in which our global team advances science and technology.
We empower you to fulfil your ambitions
Life is a continuous journey where your personal development is as important as advancing your professional career. We provide options and support to draw your own career map, which should be responsive to you as an individual, to your aspirations, and your potential route. We believe that the power of our teams exponentially builds on the achievements of our individuals – that is why we reward both. Our people’s agility and ability to collaborate helps our company adapt to ever-changing scientific and economic situations. It’s no wonder we have reinvented ourselves time and time again, over hundreds of years, and always remained ahead of the curve. With all this in mind, a career at Merck can be an ongoing journey of personal discovery. So take success into your own hands and bring your curiosity to life as part of our team.
Benefits for apprentices:
The Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to get practical training and to obtain a relevant industry qualification to build a successful career in logistics.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy skills
Ability to resolve queries
Positive “can do” attitude
Strong verbal and written English skills
Strong initiative and dedication to getting tasks completed
The successful applicant will be supporting the logistics manager with administration tasks e.g planning, purchasing , sending haz and non haz shipments domestic and International, and working closely with other departments.
Applicant must meet one of the LAA programme entry criteria:
- H7/O6 or above in five leaving certificate (or equivalent) subjects. A minimum of grade O6 must be obtained in English. A minimum of grade O6 or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in mathematics
- Holders of a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 (or equivalent) in cognate areas (e.g. business, logistics, and distribution, supply chain management, etc)
- Applicants may also be eligible to become apprentices via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). for a permanent position with the company
Application contact: Cover letter with accompanying CV should be addressed to