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Working In Ireland

Bristol Myers Squibb has been in operation in Ireland since 1964, employing over 650 people across a range of activities and business units. Many of the global business functions, including the Market Supply Operations, Commercial Operations and the European Treasury Centre, have a presence in Ireland.


Ireland is also home to External Manufacturing’s global headquarters, as well as the Cruiserath Biologics Campus, a $1 billion Multi-Product Cell Culture Biologics Manufacturing facility. The Global Biologics Laboratory (GBL), responsible for the release testing of Biologics Drug product for the network, is also based on the Cruiserath Biologics Campus.

Why Bristol Myers Squibb?

To meet our mission of helping patients to prevail over serious diseases, Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland is committed to developing a 21st century workplace culture that empowers, engages and enriches employees to discover and develop important new medicines for patients around the world.
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Early Careers

A job with us is just the beginning

You can grow your career here, your way. We know how important your future development is so we’ll let you drive!



At Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland we love fresh thinking, this is why we want our future talent to feel part of the team straight away and place a huge emphasis on culture, diversity and inclusion. As a graduate or student, you will be encouraged to let your energy, creativity and ambition shine. Moving at pace, you’ll be supported to grow, learn and explore new directions. All across our business there are senior leaders, who started with us as graduates. You could be the next.



Your career at Bristol Myers Squibb will follow the 70:20:10 learning and development model which includes 70% on the job training, 20% networking, coaching and mentoring opportunities and 10% formal training. This model will help you develop all the key competencies you’ll need to become top of your field.



Join Us! We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. Are you ready to become a part of the Bristol Myers Squibb family?

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Applications for the 2024 Graduate Programme intake will open early September 2023, and close mid-October, with interviews taking place thereafter.

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Transition Year Programme

Work for a greater purpose


Bristol Myers Squibb proactively collaborates with second-level institutions, particularly those with a core focus on STEM subjects. Our transition year programme, is an exciting weeklong programme of activity for transition year students with an interest in learning more about a career in science, engineering, and the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland. The schedule for the programme changes each year, so please reach out to your TY coordinator who can liaise with our early recruitment team.


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Internship Programme

We know the best way to get a feel for what it’s like to work here is to experience it in person. This is why we provide placement opportunities. Our internship opportunities open in September and December each year.


As an intern, we will place you straight into the work that matters. It’s the best way to learn, and the best way to let you show us what you can do. You’ll be supported with on the job learning and mentoring. Your ideas and opinions will be listened to. And you will learn from everyone around you. Speak to your local careers office in your University who can liaise with the University Relations team at Bristol Myers Squibb.


We will work with you and place you either in a six, nine or twelve month internship programme depending on the requirements of your degree course.


During your placement you will experience:

  • An Integration Plan which will outline your responsibilities and learnings throughout your placement
  • An induction into the business and the specific area you will support
  • Work on live projects, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn within your role from the moment you join us, with a formal presentation at the conclusion of your internship
  • Regular feedback and coaching from your manager
  • A mentor to invest in your development, offer career advice and guide your ambitions
  • Opportunities to interact with business leaders

Graduate Programme

Get ready to learn, grow and share ideas that can bring hope to patients battling serious diseases


Explore our Science and Engineering Graduate Programme


Starting your career with us will give you the opportunity to realise your greatest ambitions as you enrich your knowledge and enhance your industry experience.


As a graduate, you will be part of a high performing biopharmaceutical multinational which encourages you to think innovatively, share your ideas, all the while working as a key member of a cross-functional team.


The programme is designed across three nine month rotations to give you industry experience in a cutting edge biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment.


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During your Graduate Programme you will experience:

  • Being part of a professional team from day one
  • An induction into the business and the specific business area you will support
  • Working on live projects, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the moment you join us
  • A mentor to invest in your development, offer career advice and guide your ambitions
  • Regular feedback and coaching
  • Exposure to senior management and business leaders

Early in Career Testimonials

Internship Programmes from Louise
Learn more about our Internship Programmes from Louise, a MS&T External Manufacturing intern

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Inclusion & Diversity​

We view diversity in the broadest sense – including age, ethnicity, race, culture, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomic background, thinking styles and life experiences, among other differences. Through a culture of inclusion, we create an agile and responsive work environment where the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.


Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland is dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce. Our reason for this is simple; in order to truly serve our patients and communities, we must rely on a workforce that reflects the marketplace we serve. We leverage personal and professional business experience to help us drive business results, and we serve as the voice of Bristol Myers Squibb in the local community.


Recognising people’s differences gives us access to a broad range of scientific and business insights, strengthens our competitive advantage, and helps us achieve our patient-centric mission most effectively and efficiently.


Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland provides all employees with a foundational understanding about diversity in the workplace and how inclusive behaviours can enhance business results.

Developing Our People

Our mission to enhance the lives of our patients requires an investment in a strong learning culture. By providing valuable learning opportunities, connecting you to your passion, and helping you achieve your personal aspirations, we are empowering you to make a difference.

Access thousands of interactive online resources to gain the skills you need, when you need them. Our expansive library of resources covers a wide range of special interest topics in multiple languages through a variety of top learning and development resources.

Engage with instructors and fellow students for half-day or up to three-day programmes in a virtual or classroom setting.


Leadership & management programmes: Empowering you to tackle important business issues, develop inclusive leadership skills and helping you to advance your career to meet your aspirations.

Catalyst and Talent Accelerator: Unique programmes designed to accelerate the leadership potential of high-performing individuals to drive global innovation and business results.

Insights for Success: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and have invested in training for women and under-represented groups. Our Insights for Success programme is offered to diverse employees to enhance their organisational and personal career success and ensure equitable leadership throughout the company.

General Manager Development: We partner with the premier CEDEP organisation to build our future General Manager talent through this internationally recognised programme.

Building manager capability: We are committed to cultivating the growth of our managers and senior leaders through providing virtual and in-classroom learning for new, experienced managers and senior leaders.

We believe people learn the most through on-the-job experiences. With support and coaching from your colleagues, you’re encouraged to take on stretch assignments that maximise your learning experience.

Our work is challenging and you shouldn’t have to go it alone. Connect with a more experienced colleague to be your sounding board and to help guide you forward. In addition to day-to-day coaching and mentoring, members of People and Business Resource Groups are provided mentor/mentee learning and development among employees on a global scale.

Locations in Ireland

Cruiserath Biologics Campus
External Manufacturing

Employee Stories

We invite you to meet some of our employees who embody and give expression to our mission. Their words are personal and powerful, and help to tell the Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland story.

The skills and experience you gain on the graduate programme really set you up for a future role with Bristol Myers Squibb

Eleanor Thornton

Engineering Graduate
Supply Chain
Cruiserath Biologics


There is a great working culture here. Everyone is very passionate about what they are doing -working to help patients previal over serious disease - and I believe this is what makes the working enviroment really vibrant.

Linus Sng

Senior Specialist, Bio-G Engineering SME
Manufacturing and Engineering
Cruiserath Biologics

Ireland - Gary

Bristol Myers Squibb places a huge focus on developing your own career path. Bristol Myers Squibb in Ireland has multiple business unites and so I was fortunate that I could make a career move from our manufacturing site based in Dublin 15 to a global business unit in the same locality.

Gary Foley

Associate Director, Supplier Relationship Manager, Actives and Intermediates
External Manufacturing

Ireland- Karen

There is a great culture at Bristol Myers Squibb. We come to work everyday with a purpose, helping patients prevail over serious diseases, but we also bring a human touch to the communities where we live and work. There are so many opportunities through our engagement teams to make a difference - whether that is through our CSR programmes or STEM initatives.

Karen Moriarty

Senior Manager, Technical Training, Operational Excellence
Cruiserath Biologics


I initially began my career as a car mechanic and worked for 10+ years in that industry. A workplace injury steered me towards a career change, so I returned to college to study a 4-year BEng in Mechatronics at TUD Blanchardstown. I was the first recipient of the Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence award for my academic performance. BMS are a diverse employer and gave me the opportunity to completely change my career path and join the business as a mature graduate. If you are looking for a challenging role, one which tests your adaptabiliy to change and one which is rewarding, then I highly recommend considering the BMS Cruiserath Biolgics Graduate Programme.

Simon Cameron

Associate Scientist

Ireland - Nicola

At BMS you are emplowered to apply your individual talents and ideas so that employees can learn and grow together. The key word in that sentence is together and that even through you are an intern in the company, your voice and feedback is heard by your manager and fellow colleagues.

Nicola Thorne

Senior Scientist, Downstream Scientist

Ireland - Ben

The #BMSGraduateProgramme is a great way to experience different departments you may have an interest in for the future or to further you knowledge and skills in a particular area. With the freedom to pick your rotations, you are given the oportunity to tailor your own experience and develop skills and knowledge across a diverse range of roles. With so many different teams and roles available, I'm confident in saying that no two graduate experiences have been the same.

Ben McEntagart

Senior Specialist, Manufacturing Projects

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Health & Wellbeing

The mission of our Health & Wellbeing Team is to promote and support programmes which encourage the wellness of each and every one at Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland. We will aim to inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own Health & Wellbeing by providing information, activities and services designed to support healthy lifestyle choices.


Our goal is to assist colleagues to find a state of balance between all dimensions of wellbeing:

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Rest and Recovery
  • Healthy environment (Tobacco Free Workplace)

All employees enter the Company Defined Contribution Pension Scheme on the 1st of January or the 1st of July each year. Employees may contribute from 0 – 5% which BMS will match in addition to the employer core contribution of 7%.

Bristol Myers Squibb offer employee’s highly subsidised rates in the onsite canteen, and access to high spec facilities including Gym facilities, Pilates classes and subsidised Sports and Social clubs.


In addition, employees are entitled to 27 holidays each year. An additional day’s leave is awarded to employee’s who have completed 5 years of service.

Bristol Myers Squibb in Ireland supports flexible ways of working for our employees. We continue to encourage and promote flexibility as business needs permit.


This includes a Flexible Ways of Working Policy which provides options for employees to adjust their typical working schedules with the aim of meeting diverse lifestyle needs and priorities.


As a Bristol Myers Squibb employee working in Ireland you can benefit from flexible working hours or a more formal flexible working arrangement on a longer term basis, within the guidelines of our flexible working policy.

Employees can avail of various medical benefits for themselves and their families.

We are recognised for the work we do

Innovative on all fronts


Bristol Myers Squibb and its employees have been awarded numerous distinguished awards and recognitions. We are proud to be one of the best companies for working mothers and industry leaders in the environment, equality, health and safety.

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