Careers with AbbVie for Engineering graduates

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AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. Our focus is on developing medicines that can provide strong clinical performance, measurable patient benefit and economic value, particularly in areas where there is significant need, such as hepatitis C, neuroscience, immunology, oncology, chronic kidney disease and women’s health. AbbVie employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. AbbVie’s Irish operations employ more than 500 people in Ireland across 5 locations.


AbbVie Ireland operates two separate plants in Sligo employing more than 200 staff. The company’s high containment facility on the Manorhamilton Road was established in 2002 and has dedicated capabilities for potent active pharmaceutical ingredient and drug product manufacturing. This site recently underwent a significant €85 million expansion that doubled its footprint and provided additional capability to support AbbVie’s new product introductions.


AbbVie has a second manufacturing site in Sligo at Ballytivnan. Founded in 1974, this plant is now a global centre of excellence for design control and precision engineering in the production of drug delivery devices. Among the products made at this location are components for a pen-style device used by patients who have been prescribed a company treatment for rheumatoid arthritis,Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and other immune mediated inflammatory conditions.


The company’s plant in Carrigtwohill, on the outskirts of Cork, is a modern ‘bulk tablet’ finish facility which manufactures solid and capsule formulations. Innovative new technologies, in combination with the depth of expertise that exists within the local workforce, has allowed those based there to develop and deliver products and processes to support AbbVie’s wider global needs. These range from small scale clinical trial supply to large commercial manufacturing


The company’s commercial offices are located in Citywest. More than 80 people work here overseeing the sale, supply, distribution and marketing of the company’s licensed products in Ireland.


A second office at Woodford Business Park, Santry, north Dublin is an international base for a range of AbbVie manufacturing and engineering services – supporting the company’s plants all around the world.


The Operations Development Program (ODP) is a graduate training program, which develops high-potential talent with a broad base of skills early in their AbbVie careers. The ODP offers a formal two-year program to graduates from Engineering, Science, Quality, Pharmacy and Supply Chain, with three eight month assignments in different areas of the Operations business, including the opportunity do to an international rotation.

Assignments are crafted to help you develop exceptional functional and leadership skills by working on a wide range of projects while providing exposure to different leaders in the company.


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