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 3-12 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.

Students can apply for this programme using our standard enrolment form, which should be accompanied by a draft CV and cover letter in Word format. All candidates will be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course to discuss the programme, assess their level of English and determine their specific needs.

Please note that the course is only available to EEA and Swiss nationals, and a minimum B1 level of English is required.

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)

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