Almac is committed to inspiring and investing in the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists who will continue our mission to advance human health for patients around the world.
Inspiring a New Generation of Scientists & Technologists
In 2017 Almac Group embarked on a unique £1m strategic partnership and sponsorship with W5, Belfast, to enhance STEM knowledge among young people through interactive learning.
Almac created a feature exhibit for ‘Med-Lab’ and has developed an innovative STEM outreach programme at W5, Pathway®, designed to help students understand the various STEM career pathways available at Almac and support them in making decisions regarding their subject choices at GCSE and beyond.
Almac hosts a series of unique, exciting and interactive workshops at W5 for post-primary schools that provide information about STEM careers in the pharmaceutical sector, and offer guidance on education paths from GCSE and beyond.
These events, tailored for each of the Key Stages from Year 8-14, provide students and teachers with the opportunity to speak with Almac staff, participate in practical demonstrations and get involved in hands-on activities.
We offer structured, informative and valuable work experience to AS and A-level students across a range of disciplines and occupational areas. Our 2020-21 Work Experience programme is currently under development.
Further details will be available soon.
The Hans Sloane and Sloane McClay Awards
The search is on for Northern Ireland’s top GCSE & A Level science students who will be recognised by awards set up in the memory of two of Northern Ireland’s most famous and forward-thinking scientists.
Open to students studying Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, the ‘Almac McKervey Award’ will be presented to a student selected on the basis of academic achievement and performance at an interview with Almac’s chemistry experts.