Training for Enterprises in the Food and Hospitality Sector

Rural Food Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders. Our management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, and in line with Government recommendations, Rural Food Skillnet has postponed its in-person training courses until further notice. Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised. We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the sector/region.

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website  www.hse.ie  is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.


Network Overview

Rural Food Skillnet is a learning network for companies of all sizes in the food and hospitality sector Nationwide.

Member companies work collaboratively to share best practice and to respond effectively to their business and skills needs. The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs of members.

The objective of this network is to support the regional growth of Ireland’s food and hospitality sector, by enhancing specialised skills and knowledge, broadening access to skills development opportunities and encouraging ongoing professional development.

Rural Food Skillnet is promoted by Rural Food Company Training Network. Membership of the network is open to private enterprises in the food and hospitality sector Nationwide.cropped-cheese-123-1.jpg

Rural Food Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the food and hospitality sector. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.




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