Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Drug Development Pharmaceutical
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  • Contact
    • Almac Avenue, Seagoe Industrial Estate, Craigavon, Armagh, BT63 5QD


What is it like to work for ALMAC

Almac's late Founder, Sir Allen McClay, supported by their CEO always considered their employees as an extended family - "the Almac family". That sincere belief in the Almac people is what sets them apart and makes the company a special place to work. Almac's CEO is hugely active and visible in all aspects of the business. He remains on first name terms with everyone regardless of position or stature and his informal manner is highly motivational and encourages an easy flow of communication across the company. Due to his friendly, approachable and flexible attitude he is known, liked and truly respected by everyone. He is involved in every major business decision right throughout the organisation, ensuring all aspects are resourced adequately and their potential is maximised. He is a true leader who relentlessly drives the company forward with confidence and passion.
In the last twelve months Almac have carried out a number of well being health promotion events/initiatives. An example of these are The Blood Transfusion Service has been on site on three occasions. On the last visit, 114 employees attended; 76 of whom where able to donate and there were 14 new donors. Almac have had the Action Cancer Big Bus on site and also The Big Bus which is a multi purpose facility offering the following services to employees, Digital Mammography, Health checks, Body composition analysis. The company held Mind and Mediation Workshops monthly for several months and aimed at covering the importance of breathing in dealing with stress in daily life. Participants had the opportunity to learn techniques to de-stress the mind and body including simple breathing techniques, light chair yoga and mediation. They had Skin Cancer Awareness in May/June, The Ulster Cancer Foundation came on site and carried out facial skin scanning and gave one to one information to employees on skin cancer.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Almac benefits the wider world through the research and development work carried out in a number of disease areas, in particular oncology. One recent example of the valuable work undertaken at Almac is the development of a ground breaking new test which detects the likelihood of the recurrence of stage 2 colon cancer in patients who have undergone surgery, thereby identifying patients who may benefit from chemotherapy and could help raise survival rates for the disease. Almac's late Chairman and founder Sir Allen McClay established the McClay Foundation in 2008. To date, in excess of £20 million has been invested in the activities of Queen's University, Belfast. This included £10 million of funding towards the McClay Library, funding to the Northern Ireland Hospice, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and Health care Provision in Developing Countries.

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  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%

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