Almac Group announces expansion plan for Derry: up to 100 jobs in three years

Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, has announced the launch of a recruitment campaign with a view to setting up a facility in Derry.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:03 pm
Almac House in Craigavon.
Almac House in Craigavon.

With more than 5,600 employees located in 18 locations across the world, 3,600 of whom are based in Craigavon, Almac is planning to offer up to 100 new, highly skilled jobs specifically targeting the North West region of Northern Ireland over the next three years.

The initial recruitment drive is underway and offers a mixture of project management and software engineering positions at all levels.

Experience of the pharmaceutical industry is not an essential requirement for these roles as full on-the-job training is provided.

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Alan Armstrong, CEO, Almac Group, explains: “We are experiencing significant growth and have a need to support our many clients across the globe. With substantial advancement in technology, we are fortunate to be able to locate our employees anywhere we choose offering greater flexibility and access to our various range of services. Given the skills pipeline coming from Ulster University at Magee and Coleraine, combined with the excellent choice of workspace available in the Derry Londonderry area, we have decided to explore this region as our next Almac location.

“We are proud to have our global Headquarters based in Northern Ireland and it is our plan to expand our reach and establish a base in the North West. We are hopeful that, when word spreads about our expansion plans to this region, we will be able to obtain the required numbers and quality of job applicants who are keen to join us and support our mission to advance human health globally.

“Given the success experienced by many other companies in this area, we plan to employ up to 100 staff at this new location over the next three years.”

This announcement comes as the company continues to recruit globally, in particular for its Craigavon campus, as the company grows in response to increased client demand.

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