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Skills-first opportunities 

Diploma, degree, somewhere
in between? You're a perfect fit!

Your passion and skills may be just right to launch a whole new career

Having a four-year college degree doesn’t make you who you are—your unique skills and experiences do. Share what you’ve got, find your fit, and explore what we have to offer.

Careers powered by inclusion

Meet Cameron, Associate Scrum Master, who participated in Year Up to gain new skills and ​​​​pivot in his career from hospitality to IT.

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Partnerships that value skills first

OneTen: we believe in your success

As a founding member of OneTen, we are part of a dedicated coalition of leading companies and executives across industries committed to upskilling, hiring, and advancing one million black individuals in America over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. OneTen is cultivating a comprehensive skills first talent network, enabling greater opportunities for earned success. OneTen is not just philanthropy. Rather it is ensuring that black talent with the skills and aptitude to earn success also have opportunities to achieve success.

To stay connected with us, join our Skills First Talent Community for job alerts.

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Year Up: explore new possibilites

Through education, job training, and workforce development programs, we are partnering with the non-profit Year Up to enable low-income students of color to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year. We are working to close the opportunity gap in the job market for young adults, reduce job inequality, and set new standards that give black talent access to the resources that can help develop their careers and build their futures.

Tips to developing your skills​​​​​​​

Discover helpful career growth advice from our current employees for building your resume, networking within the company, and what it looks like to learn, lead, and grow here at Merck.
Idit Porat

Kenny Smith

Manager, Operations
Hear advice for those considering a skills-first role
Eli Kamhine

Katrina Rich

Lead Recruiter
Learn three tips for resume building and networking
Ram Schvartz

Osira Mathieu

Associate Director, Operations
Hear about Orisa's time with a skills-first employee

Voices of career progress

Paul’s energy, attitude, and dedication as an intern showed his team and mentors just how valuable he could be to the organization. Looking to continue success and career growth, Paul and his former manager Laura share how the Year Up internship experience helped shape their futures with Merck.
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Paul Funches

Associate Specialist, Regulatory Affairs
"To do my job effectively, I had to learn how to adapt and pick up new skills. I learned a lot of technical skills while working with Laura, but it was the soft skills that I developed that were the most beneficial."

Laura Shelley RPh, PMP, PSM

Executive Director Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Compliance & Partner Operations
"Working with Paul reinforced to our team that while certain skills might come with a college diploma, they are not always the most important to be successful in a role. Paul demonstrated that desire to achieve, time management, and solid interpersonal skills can all enable success."
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