Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland offers Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeships

first_img Previous articleShannon Group – the sum of all parts add up well for region and countryNext articleLimerick public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsBusinessJohnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland offers Manufacturing Technician ApprenticeshipsBy Cian Reinhardt – June 30, 2018 7089 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Print TAGSbusinessindustryJohnson & JohnsonMid-West Industry Special Greg Reddin, (left) Business Unit Manager 2GT Operations at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Anthony Collins, (right) Aprrentice Mentor along with apprentice manufacturing technicians, Aislinn Smith, Karlo Kraljic and Marc O’Rourke at the company headquarters in Castletroy. Picture: Alan PlaceTRADITIONALLY the majority of apprenticeships in Ireland attract young men and last year, just over 1 per cent of those who undertook apprenticeships were female.  Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland is changing this perception and offering both male and female students an alternative to third level education.In 2017, the leading manufacturer of disposable contact lenses took on seven new manufacturing technicians on a two-year apprenticeship.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the manufacturing technician apprenticeship, Greg Reddin, business unit manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, observed that “there is often a perception that apprenticeships are only for men. There is no difference in terms of ability and suitability when it comes to male and female apprentices.“Our aim is to future proof the business and train and develop a diverse talent pool, support future business growth and provide exciting career opportunities for the successful candidates.Apprenticeships are making a comeback and we see an increased interest from both male and female students.”Speaking about the benefits of the apprenticeship, Aislinn Smith, first year manufacturing technician apprentice told us, “Manufacturing was always something that I wanted to pursue as I find it very interesting.”“The team at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland are sharing their own knowledge and helping us to progress in our careers. It is also of great help that we are getting paid while doing the apprenticeship, something which you don’t get if you go to college.“Within two years I’ll have a level six qualification and there is also an opportunity to progress to level seven and then level eight qualifications. That will put me on a strong footing for securing a job when I finish, so it’s a fantastic option.”2018 recruitment activities at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland will begin in the coming months with a 15-week academic block starting in January 2019 at LIT.  Visit www.manufacturingapprenticeships.ie and www.careers.jnj.com.If you enjoyed this article, why not read more from the Limerick Post Mid-West Industry special? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed peoplelast_img read more

Troost-Ekong: I Can’t Wait for My First World Cup

first_imgTurkey-based defender William Troost-Ekong has said he is looking forward to his first World Cup in Russia with a lot of excitement.No-nonsense Troost-Ekong has formed what is now famously referred to as the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ with fellow central defender Leon Balogun that he was an ever-present as Nigeria qualified for a sixth World Cup.He also featured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Nigeria finished third, after he opted to play for his father’s native country even though he was also eligible to play for the Netherlands, where his mother hails from. The focus now is Russia 2018 and he said it is a dream come true for him.“We worked very hard to get there,” he told SCORENigeria“It’s the dream of all players to be at the World Cup.“And now I can’t wait to get started.“Exciting stuff!’He was an ever-present as the Eagles booked their passage to Russia 2018 with a game to spare.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more