Sanofi Waterford awarded Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Sanofi Waterford awarded Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard

04 February 2020 at 14:40

Sanofi has been awarded the much sought after CPD Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of the continuing professional development (CPD) strategy at their Waterford site.

The Waterford operation of the global biopharmaceutical company has grown rapidly since being established in 2001 and now employs over 700 staff who supply a range of therapies – many for the treatment of rare diseases – to patients in more than 100 countries. More than €600m has been invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology at the Waterford plant on the Old Kilmeaden Road in recent years with diversification continuing to bring new products, delivery platforms and career opportunities to the southeast.


Pictured at today's parchment presentation at Sanofi Waterford are (L-R) Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland; Marc Sebastien Camacho, Process Engineer; Niamh Mitchell, Project Engineer; Dr Johannes Schweppenh√§user, Site Head and Cian O’Brien, Head of Innovation, Digital & Engineering (Pic: Colin Shanahan, Digicol).

At the parchment presentation at Sanofi Waterford, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “I wish to congratulate Sanofi Waterford for their dedication to professional development and achieving CPD Accredited Employer status. Investment in professional development is essential for organisations to grow and develop their people to achieve both organisational and individual objectives. It is clear that Sanofi Waterford has a strong commitment to developing its people and will continue to benefit from the strategic approach facilitated by the CPD Accredited Employer standard.”

Cian O’Brien, Head of Innovation, Digital & Engineering, Sanofi Waterford, said: “We place a lot of importance on attracting and retaining the best talent to our site which continues to grow and diversify – providing new opportunities. Continuing professional development is a key investment in our people so that they continue to grow and acquire new skills. They benefit from knowing that they are progressing their careers but we as employers also gain from them keeping their skills current and building additional strengths. We are delighted to continue to partner with Engineers Ireland on CPD and other initiatives.”

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