Enhanced Skills Programme 2 [ESP2]

Enhanced Skills Programme 2 [ESP2]

An award-winning, industry-led programme tailored to meet the needs of jobseekers with a criminal conviction.


Do you need recent work experience to build up your CV?

Are you interested in a career in manufacturing, warehousing or e-commerce fulfilment?

Do you want a job so you can start living life on your terms?

If so, this opportunity could be for you!

A New Beginning

Start—or restart—your career in our 52-week, free-of-charge-to-you Enhanced Skills Programme 2.

This award-winning, industry-led programme has been adapted to meet the needs of jobseekers who have a criminal conviction.

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Jobs Market Advantage

Job-seekers are given the opportunity to get real commercial work experience, to upskill with industry-led training and to work in a team-based environment in Speedpak.

We also facilitate external work placements with our industry partners, all of whom are well-know companies. We use our strong relationships with these partners to promote diversity and equality in their workplaces.

This is an exciting and valuable opportunity to learn, to put your training into practice and to impress local employers.

Opportunity on Dublin’s Northside

The ESP2 Programme is run by Speedpak Group with the support of business, state and community partners.

Trainees will work and train on-site at our premises in Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park in Dublin 17.

Your work experience and training on the programme will provide you with:

  • an up-to-date Reference and CV
  • greater Confidence, Self-esteem and Job-Seeking Skills
  • qualifications in Health & Safety, Manual Handling and Occupational First Aid
  • a SafePass and Forklift Licence
  • skills in Information Technology, Stock Control, Warehousing and Manufacturing Processes.

You will be supported throughout the programme by a Job Coach, On-the-job Mentors and our Human Resources team.

We will use our Employability & Distance Travelled System [EDTS] to track your progress and to support you as you kickstart your career!

Enhanced Skills Programme Consumer Journey

Find Out More

For information on how to apply for the ESP2 Programme, please call us on 01 867 1707 [Option #3] and ask for Angela.

Click on the links below to download the above information in a printable format:

ESP2 Programme Information Sheet [PDF 457K]

Consumer Journey Detail [PDF 50K]

Take this opportunity
to make a fresh start,
to find a new career and
to begin living life on your terms!

Speedpak fulfilment for GIY’s “Grow It Forward” campaign Spring 2021

Speedpak fulfilment for GIY’s “Grow It Forward” campaign Spring 2021

GIY’s “Grow It Forward” campaign featured the fulfilment by Speedpak Contract Services of 50,000 seed packs.

GIY, like Speedpak Group, is a social enterprise. Its mission is to support people around the world to live happier, healthier and more sustainable lives by growing some of their own food.

The campaign was aimed at encouraging people to enjoy the benefits of growing vegetables at home and to then share their experience with ten other people.

Each growing pack included 5 different packets of seed, 10 tags and one brochure. Fulfilment of the Grow It Forward packs involved breaking bulk quantities of seed packs, tags, envelopes and brochures into smaller batches. Components were manually sorted, collated, bundled and banded.

Envelopes were addressed, packed by hand, sealed and dispatched to An Post for delivery to libraries, businesses and individual subscribers all over Ireland.

Speedpak Group was very happy to have this opportunity to work with another social enterprise.

Increasing Employment through Work Integration Social Enterprise – DCU ‘Passion to Action’ podcast

Podcasted interview with Speedpak Chief Executive John P. Murphy as part of DCU’s ‘Passion to Action’ podcast series.

Part of DCU’s resource hub for social innovation and social entrepreneurship education, this project aims to “support educators in embedding social impact in their teaching, irrespective of discipline. In doing so, they can foster in their students the behaviour, skills, thinking and attitude in devising, testing and launching sustainable innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges.”

Speedpak Group welcomes new staff member

Speedpak Group welcomes new staff member

We are delighted to announce that David Coffey has joined our core staff team as General Operative. He will be working across our two commercial businesses, Speedpak Contract Services & E-fulfilment and Shamrock Rosettes.

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Speedpak Group Operations Manager Patrick Mc Carthy [Left] with David Coffey.

David was previously a Speedpak trainee on labour market programmes, TÚS and Community Employment. During that time he achieved 8 QQI Level 4 modules, including: Work Experience; Product Packaging & Assembly; Workplace Safety; Maths; Career Planning; IT Skills; Communications & Personal Effectiveness – achieving the equivalent of the Leaving Certificate on the National Framework of Qualifications, in Workplace Learning.

Dedicated, hardworking, reliable, personable and open to learning, he will be a great addition to the team.

This role is part funded by the Government of Ireland through the Community Services Programme.