Speedpak is a company which supports people back to work, through real work experience and accredited training. We provide employment and training opportunities to people who have been out of work for nine months or more.
It was set up in 1995 to tackle high levels of unemployment and continues to play an important role today. In 2013, 57 people availed of work experience and training with the company.
Our businesses include contract packing for companies; the manufacture of rosettes, sashes and badges under our Shamrock Rosette brand; and a document scanning service under our new brand The Scan Bureau.
We employ over 40 training staff each year for up to three years. Usually our staff will be participants on the Community Employment or Tús scheme. We do also offer short term work experience to young people.
We focus on:
- Developing skills for employment
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Supporting people to reach their potential
During their time with us people work on all aspects of contract packaging and manufacturing. They also take part in our Workplace Accreditation Model (WAM©) training programme. This programme is directly relevant to the workplace and covers Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Product Packaging & Assembly and IT skills.
Our approach is to capture learning and skills developed in the workplace and convert them into a qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (equivalent to a Leaving Certificate). Having this qualification allows people who left school early to reach their potential.
Speedpak gives people work experience, a recent employer’s reference and a qualification to help them move towards work or further training.
We offer work placements to people who:
- Are out of work for 9 months or more
- Live in an area where the Partnership works
If you are interested in a work experience placement, please contact us at the details below or contact the Northside Partnership Local Employment Service.
40% of our income comes from our businesses. We receive funding from the Department of Social Protection through the Community Employment Programme and from Pobal through the Community Services Programme. We also receive corporate investments.