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What our Trainees have to say about our training courses

” I can truly say that I can credit FPT with all my success over the last few years. Excellent courses to suit my needs. Thanks again guys” Philip Cribbin – Process technician at Boston Scientific. ( August 2016)

” A big thank you to Catherine and Steve for the opportunity to attend Injection Moulding Module 1 and 2. The course was very well designed and Steve delivers the programme at a high standard. Also, after completing the modules Catherine and Steve were able to recommend me, which helped me to get a job in a few months’ time in the Polymer Industry. I would highly recommend First Polymer Training to anyone willing to progress in the polymer field.”

‘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 received from Frist Polymer was incredible. Overall it was a great experience for me and I am delighted to be associated with First Polymer who are the leading professionals in the training industry’ (2015)

“An Excellent course, very worthwhile for anyone working in the plastics industry. Delivered by a tutor with outstanding knowledge of polymers and with the industrial experience to match it”. – Plastics Material Selection Trainee November 2015

“I thought it was extremely helpful. Coming from an electrical background I learned new things everyday on the course.” (Electrical Course Sept. 2012)

“Thanks for all the help from yourself and the the other guys in the office and the ‘quality’ course from Ignatius over the last 2 weeks.  It was an excellent package and it was nice to feel welcome with the lunch and clean facilities. Hopefully we will all remember to promote you when we are safely ensconced in our new job”. (Communications & Supervisory Management course. Job Seeker July 2012).

“Just to say thank you for all your help and support over the duration of the courses”. ( Job Seeker).

“Thank you for allowing me to avail of training. These courses were helpful in getting me a new job”. (Job Seeker)

“The course was excellent, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.  The notes are great for reference” (Plastic Materials and Processing Course April 2012)

“I really enjoyed the Pneumatics course, everything in relation to the course was excellent, the training facility is first Class with brilliant hands on training as well as practical experience”. ( May 2012)

“Very good course – lots of practical work and examples and well presented” ( IM2 course July 2012)

“I did Injection Moulding Modules  1,2,3 courses with Stephen O’Leary (First Polymer Training). The tutor was a brilliant instructor.”

“I really enjoyed the course Stephen really made us feel welcome and everything and anything was there whenever we needed it, so thanks very much for everything, hopefully it won’t be to long before I see ye again for the module 3 course”.

“The course was very well presented with lots of time for Q&A sessions and debate “(SMED)

“Well-structured and presented, very good mixture of practical and theory” (Design of Experiments)

“Very practical examples provided, easy to understand and implement” ( Product and Process Validation)

“Very good course, quite a lot of material covered” (Maintenance Electrical)

Very informative and well planned (Maintenance Electrical)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injection Moulding Module 2

 

Just a quick note to thank you for my placement on the two week moulding course, I have found it to be a very informative course and will definetly come back to complete modules 3 and 4 as soon as I can,  Steven’s presentation of the course was excellent, I have no doubt that it will significantly enhance my job prospects. (‘Jobseeker Trainee July 2013)

Very informative, excellent presentation, great industrial examples – would highly recommend this course to others in the industry. (Trainee May 2013)

 

What our trainees are saying about First Polymer Training Skillnet

I must say I was very impressed with course last week and the content of it was very good it relates to a lot to what we do here and it give me the science behind what I had been trying to do before so I would definitely recommend the course to other people ,I think the course should take the five days as there is a lot to cover but other than that it was brilliant.(Injection Moulding Module 4 February 2017)

 

Having been out of the mainstream workplace for a number of years it is always fairly daunting going back. First Polymer Training however, we’re just the boost I needed. Not only were their courses so informative, relevant and professional in their delivery but the staff involved were so supportive and encouraging in every aspect. So much so that just six weeks after completing the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course I am now in a full time position as a Quality Engineer. I can’t thank them enough for all their help.  (2016)

 

I signed up to some polymer courses in 2014 after seeing an advertisement in a local paper. I was a self-employed builder with 25 years experience with little income during the recession years. Going back to school was really difficult at the start because I had never sat any state exams beyond Group Certificate. My original application was received with encouragement from First Polymer Training Skillnet. Support was always to hand from First Polymer  Training and IT Sligo to guide me through the process and get to grips with online learning. The teaching was done with enthusiasm and at a pace I was able for. I passed the Level 6 certificate in Polymer Technology in 2015 and passed the Level 7 Certificate in Polymer Processing in the summer of 2016. I start my degree in September 2016 and never thought that I would get this far. I have a lot more local job opportunities now than 2 years ago.

Thank you so much for all your support, First Polymer Training Skillnet and IT Sligo. (Sept 2016)

” I can truly say that I can credit FPT with all my success over the last few years. Excellent courses to suit my needs. Thanks again guys” Philip Cribbin – Process technician at Boston Scientific. ( August 2016)

‘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 received from them was incredible. Overall it was a great experience for me and I am delighted to be associated with First Polymer who are the leading professionals in the training industry’ ( July 2016).

 

“A Big thanks to Catherine and Steve for the opportunity to attend Injection Moulding Module 1 and Module 2. The course was very well designed and Steve delivers the programme at a high standard.Also, after completing the modules Catherine and Steve were able to recommend me, which helped me to get a job in a few months’ time in the Polymer Industry.I would highly recommend the First Polymer Training to anyone willing to progress in the Polymer Field”. (June 2016)

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the First Polymer Training Team  for their support, assistance and guidance while I attended my Injection Moulding and Manufacturing for Jobseekers course. The training provided me with a great opportunity to obtain a full-time position in employment of which I will always be grateful. I would encourage other candidates to attend and participate in their future courses. Thanks again”. (December 2015)

“An Excellent course, very worthwhile for anyone working in the plastics industry. Delivered by a tutor with outstanding knowledge of polymers and with the industrial experience to match it”. – Plastics Material Selection Trainee November 2015

Having faced a career change in the middle of an economic downturn, I lost some of myself confidence and needed a major boost. The area of polymer technology was of interest to me as it does play an important role in the manufacturing sector at present. I have recently completed my First Polymer Training course where I achieved a level 5 qualification in the Plastic Materials and Processing (Medical Device).The administration staff and lecturers at First Polymer Training center are first class and the course material was delivered in an engaging, interesting and supportive way. I have recently been offered a job by a medical device company in Limerick and I look forward to put what I have learned into practice. (Jobseeker, 2015)

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen, yourself and the First Polymer team for all the help and support, both financially and academically, over the past couple of years as this played a vital part of my securing permanent employment in the injection moulding industry (July 2015)

A Big thanks to you, Catherine, Edel, and Steve for the opportunity to attend and the warm hospitality shown and of course the high Quality of instruction Delivered. Hope to see you all again. Again many thanks. (Injection Moulding Module 1 training course, 20th – 23rd July 2015).

“I came across FPT about three years ago. Being a Job Seeker at the time I was able to do short courses at FPT for free. The Modules were very intense but well designed and suited me perfectly allowing to refresh the knowledge I had, and of course learn a lot more (on Plastic Processing in particular). FPT Staff helped me to make some useful connections with people from the Academic Sector and the Industry. I imagine my story would be different if it was not for Catherine Collins: eventually, I got a Job that I am very happy about.””Personal advice to Job Seekers: get out there and do some courses at FPT. Learn more, meet successful people, make connections and get inspired. It can help you to start your new career.” ( Irina, 2015).

Just a quick note to thank you for my placement on the two week moulding course, I have found it to be a very informative course and will definitely come back to complete modules 3 and 4 as soon as I can,  Steven’s presentation of the course was excellent, I have no doubt that it will significantly enhance my job prospects. (‘Jobseeker Trainee July 2013)

Very informative, excellent presentation, great industrial examples – would highly recommend this course to others in the industry. (Trainee May 2013)

Just a quick note to thank you for my placement on the two week moulding course, I have found it to be a very informative course and will definitely come back to complete modules 3 and 4 as soon as I can,  Stephen’s presentation of the course was excellent, I have no doubt that it will significantly enhance my job prospects. (‘Jobseeker Trainee July 2013)

Very informative, excellent presentation, great industrial examples – would highly recommend this course to others in the industry.(Injection Moulding Module 2 Trainee May 2013)

This course allowed me to think and apply statistics to my daily work. (Statistical Process Control course, May 2013)

The Extrusion Module 1 course gives a good grounding on the principles of extrusion. The knowledge I gained over the course has helped my understanding of the principles of extrusion an is of great benefit to me in my day to day job.(Extrusion course on site, April 2013)

Well presented, plenty of practical time on machines. (Injection Moulding Module 3, April 2013)

“I thought it was extremely helpful. Coming from an electrical background I learned new things everyday on the course.” (Electrical Course Sept. 2012)

“Thanks for all the help from yourself and the the other guys in the office and the ‘quality’ course from Ignatius over the last 2 weeks.  It was an excellent package and it was nice to feel welcome with the lunch and clean facilities. Hopefully we will all remember to promote you when we are safely ensconced in our new job”. (Communications & Supervisory Management course. Job Seeker July 2012).

“Just to say thank you for all your help and support over the duration of the courses”. ( Job Seeker).

“Thank you for allowing me to avail of training. These courses were helpful in getting me a new job”. (Job Seeker)

“The course was excellent, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.  The notes are great for reference” (Plastic Materials and Processing Course April 2012)

“I really enjoyed the Pneumatics course, everything in relation to the course was excellent, the training facility is first Class with brilliant hands on training as well as practical experience”. ( May 2012)

“Very good course – lots of practical work and examples and well presented” ( IM2 course July 2012)

“I did Injection Moulding Modules  1,2,3 courses with Stephen O’Leary (First Polymer Training). The tutor was a brilliant instructor.”

“I really enjoyed the course Stephen really made us feel welcome and everything and anything was there whenever we needed it, so thanks very much for everything, hopefully it won’t be to long before I see ye again for the module 3 course”.

“The course was very well presented with lots of time for Q&A sessions and debate “(SMED)

“Well-structured and presented, very good mixture of practical and theory” (Design of Experiments)

“Very practical examples provided, easy to understand and implement” ( Product and Process Validation)

“Very good course, quite a lot of material covered” (Maintenance Electrical)

Very informative and well planned (Maintenance Electrical)

 

 

 

What our trainees are saying about our courses.

“I came across FPT about three years ago. Being a Job Seeker at the time I was able to do short courses at FPT for free. The Modules were very intense but well designed and suited me perfectly allowing to refresh the knowledge I had, and of course learn a lot more (on Plastic Processing in particular). FPT Staff helped me to make some useful connections with people from the Academic Sector and the Industry. I imagine my story would be different if it was not for Catherine Collins: eventually I got a Job that I am very happy about.”

“Personal advice to Job Seekers: get out there and do some courses at FPT. Learn more, meet successful people, make connections and get inspired. It can help you to start your new career.” ( Irina, 2015).

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Thank you

A Big thanks to you, Catherine, Edel, and Steve for the opportunity to attend and the warm hospitality shown and of course the high Quality of instruction Delivered. Hope to see you all again. Again many thanks. (Injection Moulding Module 1 training course, 20th – 23rd July 2015).

 

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I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the First Polymer team for all the help and support, both financially and academically, over the past couple of years as this played a vital part of my securing permanent employment in the injection moulding industry (July 2015)

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Having faced a career change in the middle of an economic downturn, I lost some of myself confidence and needed a major boost. The area of polymer technology was of interest to me as it does play an important role in the manufacturing sector at present. I have recently completed my First Polymer Training course where I achieved a  QQI level 5  qualification in the Plastic Materials and Processing (Medical Device).The administration staff and lecturers at First Polymer Training center are first class and the course material was delivered in an engaging, interesting and supportive way. I have recently been offered a job by a medical device company in Limerick and I look forward to put what I have learned into practice. (Jobseeker, 2015).

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This Trainee is glad he attended our Plastics Materials Selection Course

“An Excellent course, very worthwhile for anyone working in the plastics industry. Delivered by a tutor with outstanding knowledge of polymers and with the industrial experience to match it”. – Plastics Material Selection Trainee November 2015.

 

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Great news for one of our jobseekers …….

I would like to say a huge thank you to the First Polymer Training Team  for their support, assistance and guidance while I attended my Injection Moulding and Manufacturing for Jobseekers course. The training provided me with a great opportunity to obtain a full time position in employment of which I will always be grateful. I would encourage other candidates to attend and participate in their future courses. Thanks again.

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