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New partnership between Novartis Global Services Center and the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities are proud to announce a new partnership with Novartis Global Services Center.

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC), Dublin, was set up in 2013 and is located in a state-of-the-art facility in Ballsbridge. The center, one of five around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions and organisations globally.

Services offered by the Dublin team include scientific and commercial services, IT, HR Services and Procurement.

NGSC Dublin has a deep talent pool driving innovation, standardisation and world-class service delivery. There are currently more than 500 associates employed at the site with 38 nationalities speaking 29 languages. Almost half of the associates are educated to master’s degree level while 17 per cent hold a PhD.

The partnership with Novartis Global Service Centre will allow the TCPID to continue to further develop their 2 year Certificate programme for students with intellectual disabilities. The partnership will provide graduate internship opportunities which will help graduates to build their skills and confidence as they develop their careers.

When speaking about the partnership Pedro Lopez, Site Head NGSC & PLS Dublin stated “It is our differences that make us powerful. They enable us to approach things differently. They enable us to be innovative. Our site D&I Council supports initiatives that promote and create a diverse and inclusive work environment, in which everyone can be their best self and is valued, respected and heard. We are delighted to partner with the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities and to provide opportunities for students to experience a vibrant, exciting, and inclusive work environment.”

Marie Devitt, Pathways Coordinator of the TCPID added, “We are very proud to be working with Novartis Global Services Center. We look forward to building a strong partnership over the coming months which will lead to exciting opportunities for students and graduates of the TCPID. Working with all of our TCPID Business Partners we ultimately hope to help build an environment of real inclusion in the workplace..”

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