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Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet

Network Sector

Food / Beverage, Hospitality / Tourism

Network Region

National

Network Manager

Dervla O’Neill

Network Promoter

Irish Hotels Federation

Network Contact

Dervla O’Neill

Phone

086 0836626

Website

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Network Overview

Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet supports businesses operating in the hotel and guesthouse sector. Its mission is to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality upskilling programmes and networking opportunities. These initiatives are designed to meet the needs of hospitality businesses and support a strong learning and development culture that inspires a capable, agile and vibrant workforce.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible, subsidised training courses to meet the ongoing needs of businesses. Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet is promoted by the Irish Hotels Federation. The Network is open to hotels and guesthouses.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“We were delighted to avail of the IHF Skillnet training this week at the hotel. The Craft Training course covered food and bar service and the team enjoyed the practical nature of the course, learned tangible skills and are now enthused to bring the learnings to service. I would highly recommend this training and look forward to considering other options.”

Paul Gill - Claregalway Hotel

“This course will be the benchmark for all managerial courses going forward and it exceeded my expectations. I have gained so much knowledge over the nine weeks. Excellent content within modules, each module professionally delivered by experts in their field, assignments that encourage you to assess operations in your hotel and make necessary changes and a great opportunity to learn from other hotels. I thoroughly enjoyed this Leadership Programme and would highly recommend it. This course is a must for all hotel supervisors/managers!”

Catriona Brennan – Woodford Dolmen Hotel

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