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  • About FPT

    About First Polymer Training Skillnet

    First Polymer Training (FPT) Skillnet operates as a training network for the  Plastics Industry in Ireland  and is funded under the government's Skillnets initiative.

    The aim of FPT Skillnet is to deliver training that is focused on the specific needs of the plastics industry and includes certification and development.


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  • Next Month @ FPT
    Course TitleStartsEndsCostDetails
    Plastic Materials Selection 05/09/2016 09/09/2016 €995 Details
    Siemens Simatic S7 - Level 1 12/09/2016 16/09/2016 €1595 Details
    Certificate in Polymer Technology 13/09/2016 15/12/2016 Details
    Degree in Polymer Processing 19/09/2016 16/12/2016 Details
    Injection Moulding Module 1 26/09/2016 29/09/2016 €1495 Details
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  • Companies

    Avail of  subsidised training for your company and access subject matter experts in polymer processing, material and design. First Polymer Training Skillnet (FPT) can deliver any of our courses in house which can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. If your organisation is participating in the JobBridge Scheme , please note that interns on this scheme can avail of any of our training courses listed free of charge during their internship (subject to availability). If you know of a suitable candidate or of your company would like to give a work placement, please let us know.  

  • Employees


    Get the training you need by upskilling in the Plastics  sector and/or region you work in, at a subsidised cost to your company.

    There are clear progression paths from Level 5. Level 6 and  right up to Level 7 and additional networking opportunities with your industry peers on our programmes.

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  • Jobseekers

    All our courses are FREE to Jobseekers and Jobbridge participants subject to availability and meeting the criteria.

    There is a shortage of experienced polymer technicians and engineers in the plastics industry. We offer FREE training (subject to availability), providing you with the skills that the plastics industry is looking for.

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  • New to Plastics?

    Plastics Materials & Processing for Medical Devices

    This programme is also suitable for anyone who wishes to know more about plastics materials and how they are processed and tested. Validation is also covered on this programme and it is becoming much more important across general manufacturing and not just in the manufacture of medical devices.

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Degree in Polymer Processing

B. Engineering Degree
in Polymer Processing


5S, SMED, Injection
Moulding 1 & 2

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Padraic Lunn talks about extruding of medical tubing at FPT’s recent Medical Polymers seminar

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‘With the training,I received from First Polymer I got to choose a new career path in the Medical Device industry. The advice and support I […]

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