Ready for Work Programme

A 4-week General English course and 2-week unpaid training in the hospitality industry followed by paid work for successful candidates. Ideal for adventurous students wanting to improve their English as well as gain experience working abroad.

Ready for Work Programme

Course description: During the first 4 weeks it includes 20 lessons of General English plus 5 lessons of specific vocational training per week. It is followed by 2 weeks unpaid work placement in the hospitality industry. In addition, a job interview for paid work is guaranteed on successful completion of the training.

A BSC certificate is awarded at the end of the 6-week course. Candidates who successfully complete the work placement are typically offered a 3-6 month contract. Candidates wishing to complete the 6-week programme but don't intend to go for the job interview should let us know at the time of booking.

Please note that the course is only available to EEA and Swiss nationals.

09:15-12:00, Mon-Fri


12:20-13:10, Mon-Fri

  Speaking & Listening

14:15-16:35, 2 afternoons per week

  Specific vocational training

  • 21st century skills and personal development training: Team-building; relationship management; self-awareness; emotional intelligence; communication skills; building self-confidence; leadership; cross-cultural awareness.
  • Vocational skills training for the hospitality sector: Customer service; wine service; reception and telephone skills; CV building; presentation skills; body language.
Available in Dublin
Course code G25RW
Course duration 4 weeks + 2 weeks work placement
Start dates 22/04/2019, 04/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 09/09/2019, 04/11/2019
Lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Class size Average 11, maximum 14
Minimum level Intermediate (B1)

Price Leaflet Syllabus

Companies We Work With

Additional background information


CocoBrew is run by award-winning barista and coffee bar manager, Tony Devito. Tony has many years’ experience managing and delivering his Temple Bar coffee experience for his urban clientele both in his cafés and mobile café van. CocoBrew is an innovative and eco-friendly coffee bean distributor, manufacturer and coffee emporium. CocoBrew will add to its portfolio by running the in-house café at BSC Dublin’s new premises, Ulysses House, from February 2019.

We are honoured to have Tony and his crew providing first class instruction on our premises from procuring the bean to making the perfect coffee in-house. Students on the Ready for Work Programme will receive training from Tony and his team during the course. 2-week (unpaid) placements are available to successful candidates both at Ulysses House and in Temple Bar. Candidates will be offered paid employment on successful completion of the course.

Magnet Marketing Solutions

Magnet Marketing Solutions is one of Ireland’s leading promotional and corporate gift companies. The company has over 20 years’ experience and prides itself in adding value to clients’ marketing activities both at home and abroad. The company’s aim is to keep its clients’ services and products in front of their customers in an effective, creative and brand-led manner.

Magnet works closely with its customers to get an in-depth understanding of its business and marketing objectives in order to provide tailored, memorable products and services on time and within budget.

The company has a 6000 sq. ft. purpose-built showroom, warehouse and distribution centre, combined with an energetic team of marketing professionals.

Potential roles are available to successful Ready for Work candidates in the areas of reception, client relations, sales, marketing and general administration.

Export Edge Training

Export Edge Training is a leading independent training and consultancy company in Ireland, providing training, consultancy and recruitment services to over a thousand clients since 1992.

The company provides industry with training and consultancy solutions, (including accredited Professional Diploma and Certificate courses), within international trade, credit management payment methods, exporting, logistics, trade finance and trade compliance areas. Export focuses on effective principles and practical rules / guidelines to provide international trade solutions. Upcoming training programmes include ‘Customs Compliance Management,’ ‘International Trade Practice Online’ and ‘Preparing for the Challenges of Brexit.’

Potential roles are available to successful Ready for Work candidates in the areas of reception, office administration, reservations, sales and marketing.

The Gibson Hotel

The Gibson Hotel is a member of the Dalata hotel group, Ireland’s largest hotel operator with a current portfolio of 38 hotels.

The hotel is located in the heart of Dublin city and Dublin port in the IFSC – the International Financial Services Centre, just a 5-minute walk from BSC Dublin. The IFSC is home to some of the world’s largest organisations, with more than 400 international operations trading here. It is home to half of the world’s top 50 banks and insurance companies, including Citigroup, Zurich bank, HSBC, JP Morgan, ANL, PWC and Hubspot. The hotel is also located next to the 3arena, Dublin’s famous music venue. The hotel has stunning views of Dublin port and the city from its 3rd floor bar and restaurant and stratocaster meeting space.

The hotel is known for its ultra-hip rooms with contemporary furnishings, roof-top terrace and chic restaurant offering pan-Asian cuisine. Other amenities include a gym, meeting space and a relaxation area with outdoor baths.

Potential roles are available to successful Ready for Work candidates in the areas of reception, front of house, administration, reservations, bar, kitchen, restaurant and house-keeping.