SICAP (2015-2017)

Bespoke Barista Course


Westmeath Community Development in conjunction with Esquires, Department of Social Protection & RAPID delivers Bespoke Barista Course

Course aim: This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to work as a Barista. Being a barista is not as simple as just being able to make a good cup of coffee, you must have an excellent understanding of coffee recipes, milk techniques, knowledge and skills in how to operate and clean machines as well as possessing excellent customer service skills.

WCD are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to work with Fergal and Rhona,  proprietors of several Esquire stores, who have achieved retail excellence Ireland awards and outstanding tributes for their commitment to standards of excellence in retail and customer service. Fergal and Rhona continue to expand their stores and are opening soon in Harbour Place Mullingar, where they will offer exceptional homemade food to accompany their delicious coffees.  

If you are considering applying for a job or have applied for a job with Esquires, have previous experience as a barista, chef, deli worker then this course is for you.  Participation on the course will significantly improve your job application and preparation process, you will improve your interview skills; gain first hand  in-depth understanding of Esquires recipes, barista coffee and milk techniques, customer service skills and may even help you to  secure a winning interview with Esquires.  

Who should apply: Anyone who is currently unemployed and on a DSP payment   

There are 8 units of study:
Unit 1    Customer Service    Unit 2: Background to Esquires     Unit 3:    Barista Training Unit 4: Deli Training        Unit 5:    HACCP                Unit 6: Manual Handling
Unit 7: Smoothies, iced coffees, milkshake, frappe recipes and skills   
Unit 8: Employability skills

Location:     Mullingar Westmeath Community Development Training Dept  
Duration& Time:     4 weeks full time Monday to Friday from 10 to 4 pm
Start date:    Thursday 26th March 2015  Number of places: 12 places on course
Eligibility criteria:     People 18 years + who are unemployed & in receipt of a DSP payment

Only individuals interested in working in this industry should apply, 100 % attendance on course is required.  Participation on course does not entitle you to a job or an interview with Esquires but successful completion will considerably improve your chances of securing an interview.   

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form – registration by email only
  • Closing date for applications Monday 23rd March 1 pm (applications after 1 on will

       not be accepted)

  • Interviews for course place - Tuesday 24th March


To apply for a place on this course email for an application form, please note limited places available so don’t hesitate.

Funded by WCD under the Local Community Development Programme, DSP & RAPID