Taste 4 Success Skillnet



Looking forward to the Launch of Specialised Training Pathways for Dairy Professionals taking place on Monday the 19th of June in the Aula Maxima of UCC!
Please see the event programme HERE
Please see our speakers HERE

Invitation: Launch of Training Pathways for Dairy Professionals
19th June in UCC at 8:30am
Deadline Registration – Friday 9th June
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of our Training Pathways for Dairy Professionals on 19th June at University College Cork (UCC), Food Industry Training Unit, University College Cork (UCC) and the UCC Dairy Science Centre of Excellence.
See the event programme here
Sign up for the event here

Happy International Women’s Day. At Taste 4 Success Skillnet we know gender equity is good for everyone and is especially good for business. We encourage businesses to #EmbraceEquity through our range of talent development solutions, visit https://www.skillnetireland.ie/think-talent to learn more. #IWD23
Also see Skillnet Networks Helping Businesses Embrace Gender Equity


Develop the skills your business needs with Taste 4 Success Skillnet. Strengthening your team will give your business a competitive edge. Visit www.skillnetireland.ie/think-talent for support on how Skillnet Ireland can help you develop your people. #ThinkTalent


Developing #SME management & leadership capabilities support wider business growth. Take just 10mins to complete the free #SkillsForBetterBusiness assessment & discover critical development areas that will unlock growth for you and your business.

Taste 4 Success encourages businesses to Think Talent. Invest in your team to give your business the competitive edge.
Visit www.skillnetireland.ie/think-talent for supports on developing your people.

Taste 4 Success Skillnet and UCC celebrate female returners to the workforce

Skillnet Business Networks supported over 22,500 Irish companies with vital talent development solutions in 2021. Taste4Success Skillnet is dedicated to supporting businesses and the workforce in preparing for the new world of work through talent development. We are pleased to present the Skillnet Ireland Annual Report for 2021.

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at Taste 4 Success Skillnet. We are championing female leadership and diversity through talent development. #IWD22 #BreakTheBias

Supporting and recognising a world of talent – Celebrating International Women’s Day as we launch our Award Winning Rejuvenate Programme 8 March 2022.

Rejuvenate Autumn 2021 is now fully subscribed. Please email info@taste4success.ie and we will record your interest in participating in a similar programme in 2022, subject to funding being approved.

Skillnet Business Networks supported over 21,000 Irish companies with vital workforce development solutions in 2020. Taste 4 Success Skillnet is dedicated to supporting businesses and the workforce in preparing for the new world of work through talent development. See the Annual report here.


Download “Strategy Green” Full Course Brochure or to Register click here

The new #ClimateReady programme from @SkillnetIreland – building sustainable businesses and talent for Ireland’s green economy.
Climate Ready Academy
Climate Ready Cluster
Climate Ready Insights
Start your journey www.climateready.ie

As part of the wider #SkillnetIreland Network community, Taste 4 Success Skillnet is delighted to share in the Best Agency Support to Business Award in the @InBUSINESSIre Recognition Awards 2020. Read more: http://bit.ly/2020-Best-Agency #InBusiness20

foodlineUCC Lecture and Webinar Series
Topic: Getting to Grips with In-Factory Cleaning in Place: Post New Chlorine Regulations

FoodlineUCC, located within the Food Industry Training Unit (FITU), School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork in partnership with Taste 4 Success Skillnet are delighted to host Nial Mullane in this topical webinar. Niall is an industry expert and CIP champion with over 34 years’ experience across a variety of blue-chip companies. He will provide a 40-minute webinar which will be followed by a live Question and Answer session.

Click here to register for this free webinar

Click here to see the full invitation 








Cleaning In Place (CIP) Download Course Brochure or use the REGISTER NOW button above to Register.

Skillnet Ireland has launched its Strategy 2021-2025. Our key focus for the next 5 years is how we can transform business through talent in the areas of Workforce Planning, People Development and Strategic Innovation. https://www.skillnetireland.ie/strategy2025 #TalentTransformsBusiness

Taste4Success are delighted to announce we have won an IITD Award for the Rejuvenate – Upskilling women returning to the Workforce Programme. Full details here.

MentorsWork is a free eight-week business support programme to SMEs nationwide and is designed to provide the skills and supports to help business owner-managers sustain and improve their business. The virtually delivered programme offers integrated learning supports across four key pillars; People, Finance and Growth, Digitalisation and Automation and Business Processes. By connecting business owners and managers across Ireland with experienced and skilled business mentors, the programme can help address specific business issues on a one-to-one basis. MentorsWork also offers specialist masterclasses, peer-focused workshops and access to a bespoke online learning platform specially designed for SMEs.

Free places are available, apply here www.mentorswork.ie

Are you operating a business in Ireland? If you’re trading with the UK, you need to have the skills to deal with future customs challenges. Apply for @SkillnetIreland’s #ClearCustoms free online training delivered by @ciltskillnet & @itcarlow accredited. www.clearcustoms.ie

#ClearCustoms has launched today as part of the Government Brexit Readiness Action Plan. The free online training developed by @SkillnetIreland will be delivered by @ciltskillnet and is accredited by @itcarlow. Find out more: www.clearcustoms.ie #BrexitReady


Cultural diversity challenges & opportunities in the Irish agri-food sector Report July 2020

Perceptions of micro-credentials in Ireland Survey


Wednesday 22nd July: A Matter of Life & Debt – INFORMATION HERE

Tuesday 21st July: Artisan and SME Organisations – How to Develop an Effective Communication Plan – INFORMATION HERE

Thursday 16th July: Bank of Ireland Brexit Series – Agri Food & Drink Businesses – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 16th July: Return to Work Safely Protocol COVID-19 – INFORMATION HERE

Tuesday 14th July: Certifying Your Future: Making Sense of Micro-Credentials  – INFORMATION HERE

Tuesday 14th July: An Overview to Covid19 Safety Officer and Induction – INFORMATION HERE

Thursday 9th July: Bank of Ireland Brexit Series – Agri Food & Drink Businesses – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 9th July: Return to Work Safety Protocol – MAKE BOOKING

Tuesday 7th July: The One Thing – MAKE BOOKING

Thursday 2nd July: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome – MAKE BOOKING

Tuesday 30th June: Resilience & Styling – MAKE BOOKING

Thursday 25th June: Empowering Your Own Success – MAKE BOOKING

Wednesday 24th June: How to Ensure Project Success – MAKE BOOKING

Thursday 18th June: Health & Happiness: An All-Inclusive Approach – MAKE BOOKING 

Thursday 11th June: Resetting the Sales Button – 10am – MAKE BOOKING

Wednesday 10th June: Your 15 Minute Marketing Action Plan – 10am – MAKE BOOKING

Thursday 4th June: Keeping Your Team & Yourself Motivated and Productive Working from Home – 10am

Wednesday 3rd June: The Impact of Covid19 on Social Media Marketing ​​​​​​​and How Brands Need To Adapt – 10am

Thursday 7th May: Working from Home – A Pain in the Neck?

Wednesday 6th May: Fixing Your Corona Cashflow

Tuesday 5th May: Health: An All Inclusive Approach

Thursday 30th April: Happiness Training – 10am

Wednesday 29th April: Psychological Safety and EQ in the Workplace – 10am

Tuesday 28th April: Managing Your Mind Monkeys During Covid19 – 10am

Thursday 23rd April: Employment Law/HR Basics for Small Business – RECORDED

Wednesday 22nd April: Financial Investments: Lessons from History – 10am

Tuesday 21st April: What not to do for Websites and SEO – RECORDED

17th April: Three Tips for Shooting Pro Video from your Smartphone – RECORDED

17th April: Communication Strategies Webinar – 11am

16th April: Nutrition and the Gut – RECORDED

16th April: Lean Management Webinar – 4pm

16th April: COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy for the Food Industry

16th April: Create & Launch an Online Course During Lockdown – 8pm

16th April: COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan – Protect you, your Employees and your Brand

15th April: “You know what you should do” – short term marketing responses to current situation Webinar 12noon

15th April: New Product Development Webinar – 4pm

14th April: Negotiation Skills & Dealing with Buyers Webinar – 11am

14th April: Top Ten Tips for Working at Home – RECORDED

14th Apr: E-Commerce – Developing for Online Sales Webinar – 11am

13th April: Investment Principles: Lessons from History – 10am

10th April: Negotiation Skills & Dealing with Buyers Webinar – 11am

10th April: Understanding Personality Types for Healthier Communication Webinar – RECORDED

10th April: Communication Strategies Webinar – 3pm

9th April: Dietary routines for children with Autism Webinar – RECORDED

9th April: Lean Management Webinar – 11am

8th April: “You know what you should do” – short term marketing responses to current situation Webinar – 12noon

8th April: New Product Development Webinar – 8:30am

7th April: Presentation Skills for Webinars – RECORDED

7th April: E-Commerce – Developing for Online Sales Webinar – 11am

6th April: How to Network in Social Isolation Webinar – RECORDED

6th April: Award in Retail Compliance

4th April: E-Commerce – Developing for Online Sales Webinar -11am

3rd Apr: Debt Management – RECORDED

2nd Apr: Work Related Stress Stressor of Covid-19 – RECORDED

1st Apr: Using Video for Business in Lockdown – RECORDED

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet works with its members to identify and drive training and upskilling in the food, seafood and drink sectors, to meet business, people and performance needs. In particular, we encourage and support the development of new foods, new drinks, new skills and new opportunities to grow and promote Irish Food, Seafood and Drink products, and to support job-seekers in gaining new skills and work opportunities across the sectors.

Our members include multinationals, large, medium, small indigenous Irish companies, and a growing number of micro and artisan producers involved in food, seafood and drink (micro brewing) production.

The Taste4Success Skillnet primarily focusses on supporting those in employment within the food, seafood and drink sectors sector/region. Whilst our key focus is on the needs of member companies, we also offer a small number of fully-funded programmes for jobseekers, subject to eligibility criteria and places being available on the programme.

Promoting Agency

“Our members are committed to continued up-skilling and training of our people. We continue to face many challenges in the sector and in the fortunes of our country and people. Skills and competency development are critical to enable businesses to respond quickly and effectively to the continual challenges and changes that our current and new markets require.


“We are now supporting 9 jobs directly, with additional capital spend locally for ingredients, transport, packaging and

advertising. We support our local community which is so important to rural development. We will continue to be strong supporters of Taste4Success Skillnet, now and in the future”
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Gordon Lucey

Director – 9 White Deer Brewery

“It is through the work of the Taste4Success Skillnet, that we have been able to collaborate and maximize the

combined value of expertise across the sectors, to ensure we support our members, both large and small, indigenous and multinational, to train ourselves, our employees and continue to be drivers in creating employment and business for Ireland Inc.”
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Michael Slevin

HR Director - Rosderra Irish Meats

“Working with Taste 4 Success has enabled us to increase the amount of training and

education we are providing for our retailers and their staff. It has also helped us to reduce the cost – this is crucial as cost in many cases has been a probiting factor in retailers availing of the learning opportunities we are providing for them”
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Anne Rigney

Head of Retailer Learning & Development - Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland Ltd, SuperValu & Centra