Food Drink Ireland Skillnet

Our Food Drink Ireland Skillnet (FDI Skillnet) was established through the larger Skillnet Ltd programme in 2013 to upskill industry while driving growth and competitiveness in the sector.

Skills are identified as an essential pillar of the Food and Drink sector, as we together to work to meet the targets set out by Food Wise 2025. Food Drink Ireland through promoting company Ibec currently manages the FDI Skillnet. In order to aid businesses in filling skill gaps in the sector, we have developed industry-led training courses for businesses of all sizes from SME's to Multinationals. We also have two live applications for the development of apprenticeships.

All training developed and delivered by the network is part funded by Skillnets Ltd who receives funding from the National Training Fund and The Department of Education and Skills. Through network procurement and Skillnets funding, member companies can save up to 60% on the cost of training when compared to public course prices for training.

In order to ensure all training is relevant to the Food and Drink industry, we are given insight and direction from a steering group of key stakeholders from across the sector.

Our Steering Group Includes:

Member NameMember Company
Mark SkinnerFDI Skillnet
Annette Kelly McDonalds's Restaurants of Ireland
Alan BrowneGlanbia Consumer Foods
Robert CaldwellManor Farm
Garry Corbet Dawn Farm Foods
Liz DoyleBewleys
Declan GallagherGlanbia Ingredients
Wayne GreenAryzta Bakeries
Pearl HylandHilton Foods
Paul KellyFood Drink Ireland
Louise KennyBritvic Ireland
Samantha KennyValeo Foods
Emily MurphyAryzta Business Services
Stuart MurphyABP Food Group

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