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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
    Maintenance- Electrical 13/08/2007 28/08/2007 €1495 Details
    Six Sigma Green Belt 22/08/2007 24/08/2007 €1795 Details
    Extrusion Module 2- Process Optimisation 27/08/2007 27/08/2007 €1295 Details
    5S - Work Place Organisation 08/08/2007 08/08/2007 Details
    Injection Moulding Module 1 14/08/2007 16/08/2007 €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 . Specific courses are also delivered each year to cater purely for jobseekers to facilitate upskilling, to address shortages the industry is experiencing in polymer technician and engineering roles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Free Injection Moulding and Manufacturing Skills - Dates 4th – 8th April & 18th – 22nd April 2016 (10 days)                                                                                                                                            Programmable Logic Controllers - Dates 13th – 17th June & 27th June – 1st July 2016 (10 days)                                                                                                                                                                 Free Six Sigma Training - 5th – 9th  September & 19th – 23rd September 2016 (10 days)

    For more details on FREE training please read more

  • 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

First Polymer Training SKILLNET


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

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Controlling Injection Moulding Process Variation

Steve O’ Leary, Training Consultant with First Polymer Training Skillnet discusses common causes and solutions to variation in the injection moulding process. Some fundamental causes […]

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