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Almac to create 1,000 new jobs in Northern Ireland

Craigavon-based Almac Group is set to recruit 1,800 new jobs across its global operations over the next three years, with around 1,000 of these in Northern Ireland. The new jobs will include operational, supervisory and managerial roles, including graduate opportunities.

Over the past 18 months, the contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing firm has been instrumental in providing support to over 140 separate crucial research projects for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments through a range of service areas.

Almac Group has announced it will create around 1,000 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next three years / Picture: Almac Group

Almac Group has experienced continued growth in revenue and employee numbers annually over the past 15 years and with significant investment in expansion projects planned over the next three years, the company will see its headcount rise to 8,000 across its 19 facilities globally. Earlier this year, the group reported a turnover of £677.3m for its financial year 2019/20 – an increase of £43m (6%) from the previous year.

With 100% of the group’s profits reinvested into the business, Almac has already committed to a number of significant expansion and improvement projects across its sites. These new roles will support this ongoing investment.

Alan Armstrong, Almac Group CEO, said: “Almac’s mission is to “advance human health” and we are proud to be supporting so many global clients as they develop their life-saving treatment for patients in need.

“As demand for our services steadily increases, our aim is to continue to grow our global team by actively recruiting 1,800 new individuals across a wide variety of diverse and exciting areas.  These roles come with a range of benefits including flexible working, competitive salary and an annual bonus. Crucially this offers individuals the chance to help us continue our provision of solutions whilst making a real and positive contribution to health right across the world.”

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