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Staycations = Work Opportunities!

Staycations = Work Opportunities!

Are you ready for the Staycation?

Ok, so here we are almost ready to get going on those well deserved breaks, dinners out (literally) and becoming tourists in our own beautiful country.

So what is a Tourist? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as: A person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure.

The word Staycation is also listed, even though, personally, I thought it was a word that had come as a result of ‘The Covid’.

According to the dictionary it is: A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

All this rant came to my mind when I saw Fota Island Resort and Fortress Spike Island both advertising for staff this morning. They are obviously getting ready for all the Staycationers who will be descending upon them SHORTLY.

Like you and me, these people will be expecting first class treatment as they spend that hard earned money. Remember that they will be visiting a place for PLEASURE.

Of course we all want to have a holiday and to get the opportunity to be that tourist too! This means that we need to earn the money. What better way to learn all about the hospitality sector than to actually be part of it! Way back in the day I worked as a student in a hotel and was asked for a Gaelic Coffee. The ‘Tourist’ was not very patient with me when I asked 3 times what she was saying! I crawled into the kitchen and tried to repeat what I thought she had said. The Chef laughed and explained that it was an Irish Coffee! After that I actually not only knew what it was but also how to make them! I also learned how to be patient and respectful. I can confirm that working in the hospitality and tourism sector is an education in itself.

First step towards that Staycation is a job! With years of experience in all aspects of Hospitality Sector, Food Industry and Customer Services, we can help you prepare for it. You will also broaden your own expectations about being a Tourist not to mention the empathy we learn from knowing how busy it can be during lets say Sunday Lunch Service, and no it wasn’t the end of the world as you had to wait 10 minutes for your Latte!

Let us be your GUIDE…..

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So what is Food Safety and (HACCP) Level 1 Training?


This course is based on the HACCP criteria set down by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s Guide to Food Safety Training at Level 1 and on completion of this Food Safety training course, participants will be able to understand their requirements under Irish food safety legislation as well as following best food safety practice guidelines.


This training applies to all food handlers and non-food handlers who work in food business (food service, manufacturing and retail) whether they are full-time or part-time members of staff, seasonal or occasional workers or voluntary staff members.


The Food Safety (HACCP) Level 1 course is ideal for those with no previous experience, with light food handling duties and/or performing low-risk duties (such as waiters, baristas, caregivers, kitchen porters, deli shop assistants, etc.).


Course Duration

This course is delivered fully online and the estimated course duration is 2.5 to 3 hours.



After successful completion of the course, the student will receive:

A Certificate by email.

A printed hard-copy Certificate via An Post.


The Food Safety (HACCP) Level 1 course Certificate is valid for 3 years.


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