Government, Education & Representative
Ballymaloe Cookery School is internationally renowned for delivering a first class culinary education to students from all over the world since 1983. We are proud of our long-standing tradition of excellence and our Slow Food philosophy.
Our prestigious 12 Week Certificate is internationally recognised, and has been the first step on the culinary journey of many well-known chefs, food producers and food writers around the world. The Ballymaloe Cookery School Alumni are a wide network of people from all walks of life and all age-groups. Each year we are delighted to invite many distinguished guest chefs to participate in our school curriculum.
National Learning Network provides a range of flexible training programmes and support services for people who need specialist support (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability) in 50 centres around the country. The SOLAS & HSE training programmes, all of which include work experience, offer nationally recognised qualifications including QQI, ECDL, and City and Guilds ensuring that students are ready to get a job or go on to further education.
Focus Midleton is the National Learning Network’s centre in Midleton…
Turas Nua is a joint venture between Ireland’s national recruitment agency FRS Recruitment and leading employability and skills provider Working Links.
Turas Nua has brought together a wealth of experience to help transform the lives of individuals in Ireland. Together, both FRS Recruitment and Working Links have over 40 years’ experience delivering employment, training, recruitment and specialist welfare solutions in Ireland, the UK and internationally.
We understand that finding and keeping the right people is vital to the success of any business. We aim to make a difference to society by offering tailored support, training and guidance to long-term unemployed people and working closely with employers to ensure they prosper through obtaining quality, skilled employees.
We deliver the Department of Social Protection’s JobPath scheme in the southern part of Ireland – in towns and cities like Cork, Waterford and Limerick.
To help change lives and create better futures for communities and individuals, we are dedicated to understanding individuals’ needs and engaging with them throughout their journey from social exclusion to social inclusion.