Plastics Ireland: What the industry has to offer
Plastics Ireland represents the plastics industry in Ireland and membership includes suppliers of raw materials, plastic processors and service providers . There are 180 firms operating in Ireland who employ 6,500 people. You can find out more about opportunities for training and jobs in these new videos.
Training Courses for careers in the plastics industry
First Polymer Training Skillnet
For a full listing of all polymer related courses available to industry please check out this year’s training calendar.
All courses take place at First Polymer Training’s state of the art technical training centre in Athlone, but some courses are also available to companies, on site.
If you are a jobseeker please click here
to find out more about for training options to work in the polymer sector.
Certificate in Polymer Technology (Level 6)
This is a a one year part-time programme delivered primarily online with some practicals each semester in Athlone and Sligo. Student fees may be subsidised by your employer with First Polymer Training Skillnet
Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Processing (Level 7)
This is a two year part-time programme delivered primarily online with some practicals each semester in Athlone and Sligo. Student fees may be subsidised by your employer with First Polymer Training Skillnet
Athlone Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Polymer Engineering (Level 8)
This is a full-time four year degree programme. Application can be made through the CAO.
Master of Science in Applied Polymer Technology (Level 9)
This is a one year full-time post graduate programme.