July 26, 2023 | Case Study

Meissner and MyCareerPath

MyCareerPath pilot programme with Meissner
Industry: Biopharmaceutical
Keywords: Upskilling, Career Assessment, Career Learning Pathways, eLearning Courses, RPL Toolkit, Career Guidance, Workplace Learning, 1-to-1 Mentoring

What We Did

1. Business Needs Assessment

In conjunction with Meissner’s HR Team, ATU | MyCareerPath facilitated career development through a four-stage programme aiming to cultivate career management skills among employees and assist them in pursuing further education to reach their unique developmental goals.

2. Planning Phase

MyCareerPath met with HR to understand business needs and how to support their employees.

3. Onboarding

Held an employee informational session to answer questions of how to enrol into the programme. Outlining the significance of individualised, 1-2-1 mentoring support to help achieve their personal objectives.

4. Engagement

Career Advisors support individual employees along a 4-stage programme helping to enhance personal skills and cultivate confidence to adapt to change by acquiring new skills or refining existing ones. Preparing for potential opportunities within the Meissner.

5. Evaluation & Outputs

Received feedback on:
Benefits of 1-2-1 mentoring and the importance of understanding personal motivations and aspirations.
Development options for progression opportunities within the organisation.
Information on areas of further study and career planning development.

Summary

Meissner collaborated with MyCareerPath to pilot a career development programme aimed at supporting its employees’ career aspirations and developmental growth within the company. The programme offered personalised one-to-one mentoring, career assessments, and e-learning resources, including information on further study options that would provide personal benefits and help employees to be ready for opportunities within Meissner. The programme was designed to provide employees with the necessary support to help them achieve their career goals and objectives, while also helping them to develop the skills and knowledge required to be successful in their roles at Meissner. By implementing this programme, Meissner demonstrated its commitment to investing in the growth and development of its employees.

Step 1

Idea

Supporting employees to achieve their development goals.
Step 2

Process

A personalised 4-stage mentored programme with professional guidance counsellors.
Step 3

Goal

Employee engagement in exploration of educational requirements, developing skills and an open mindset towards current and future business needs. Empowering employees to be responsible for their own career management.

Input

Background

The Castlebar, Co.Mayo manufacturing site is Meissner’s first and only European manufacturing facility which specialises in providing advanced filtration solutions for critical applications in the biopharmaceutical industry, including vaccines, biologics, gene therapies, and more. It is a state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the manufacturing and assembly of single-use products such as filters, bags, and assemblies for use in bioprocessing applications. Meissner itself is the largest privately held filter and SUPS manufacturer in the world and has been serving the critical needs of their client base since 1984.

Collaborating with MyCareerPath enabled us to:

  • Empower employees to unlock their full potential by helping them gain a better understanding of their strengths and capabilities.
  • Build a highly adaptable and agile workforce that can effectively contribute to organisational goals by undertaking training and developmental opportunities.
  • Support employees in pursuing further education to achieve their professional goals within Meissner.
  • Assist employees in understanding how recognition of prior learning can help progression within the company (where appropriate).
  • Enhance employees’ employability by developing their confidence in five key areas.
  • Encourage employees to build connections and collaborate more effectively within Meissner.

“The overall aim of piloting and collaborating with mycareerpath.ie was to promote continuous professional development to support individual career progression within Meissner.

Additionally, the recognition of prior learning and 1-to-1 mentored support is very beneficial and instrumental in supporting our employees to match their current experience to areas of study.”

Chosen Pathways

Career and Learning Pathways

The MyCareerPath team introduced the five distinct pathways

4 x Career Accelerator Pathway
3 x Dream Builder Pathway

Career Pathways: Visit Our Pathways page fore more

Output from the Process

Employee Career Development Plan

  • Employees receive guidance from a qualified Careers Guidance Advisor on the 5 pillars of employability
  • Employees have clearly defined pathways and transversal skills gaps analysis
  • Employees are more focussed in career development goals
  • Access to e-learning resources to support career learning goals
  • Recognition of prior learning information
  • A Career and Development Plan with SMART Goals and future career objectives

Testimonials

Claire Duffy, Learner, Meissner

"I found MyCareerPath.ie an excellent resource that helped me gain a deeper understanding of my strengths and areas where I could enhance my skills and knowledge. The platform also provided valuable resources to aid my professional growth. My mentor was a great source of support throughout, always approachable, enthusiastic, and had a great ability to ask questions that forced reflection on what I wanted to for my future."

Sharon Curley, Learner, Meissner

"The MyCareerPath.ie programme was very beneficial to me. I was very impressed with the E-Learning Platform. We had access to several tools which assessed individual strengths. The programme also included AI resources such as CV Builder & CV 360 providing instant feedback and recommendations. The results gave me the confidence and motivation to pursue a career change in the organisation. My Career Advisor was very helpful and provided me with information on courses which would align with my new career path. I am now in the process of applying for one of those courses. I would have no hesitation in recommending MyCareerPath.ie"

Overall feedback from Meissner on the Platform, Career Assessments and E-learning tools:

The career assessments provided valuable insights for learners, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their unique personality, strengths, values, and motivations. These insights were useful in demonstrating the impact of this knowledge in the workplace. The personalised 1-to-1 Career Guidance support was highly advantageous in identifying gaps in transversal skills, building confidence, and encouraging individuals to engage in conversations about career advancement, skills development, and further education requirements.
This support proved to be extremely beneficial for the learners.

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Participants took part

Chosen from a range of levels across the department

152

Overall Logins

Careers Assessments completed 39 times

1064

Activities Completed

eLearning Resources viewed 162 times
MyExperience.ie visited 10 times

Did you find the online service accessible, easy to navigate and available 24/7?
100%
Yes
Would you recommend the service?
100%
Yes
  • 67% rated online element highly
  • Personal Mentors gave learners motivation and confidence on what courses to apply for
  • Top Career Tools used: Strengths and Personality Profile, Management Style and Employability Pulse
  • Top eLearning courses: 5 Ways to Categorise your Strengths & Skills,  Career Planning, Setting Objectives, Leadership & Management Skills, An Introduction to Preparing Presentations