Go From Training Directly to Employment in Healthcare


Bluebird Care in conjunction with the The Cpl Institute is delivering the QQI (formally known as FETAC) training required to become a qualified Healthcare Assistant.

By successfully completing the course you have the potential of full or part-time employment with Bluebird Care. The prospect of employment immediately upon gaining your qualifications is unique and it offers the participants the incentive to invest in their future career as a Healthcare Assistant.

Care Manager with Bluebird Care Carolyn Corless said “this is an opportunity not to be missed by people seeking a recognised qualification and a job at the same time and it can all happen in a matter of a short few weeks, I wish it was available when I started working in this industry.”

The two multi award winning companies involved in this programme operate their respective businesses at the very highest standards throughout Ireland, both are very well known and respected in the prevision of Care and Training so you literally can’t go wrong making the career smart decision to enrol in this unique training programme.

Courses begin on the 25th of August 2015 and are taking place in Parkmore, Galway on a part-time basis. Prices per module are very keen starting at just €150 and there may be some funding available to help you attain your qualifications. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

For further information on courses and employment please contact Bluebird Care Galway on 091 4 800 48 or email galway@bluebirdcare.ie.

#myicarestory – Be Inspired By Our Healthcare Staff

With less than two weeks to go before our i-CARE campaign ends, we thought we would present some inspiring stories to you from our healthcare staff around the country. We greatly appreciate the care that each and every one of our 1,500 staff gives to our customers in every corner of Ireland and to this end, we wanted to show you how much being a care-giver means to them. We are delighted that Broadcaster George Hook will act as our MC at our i-CARE Awards on Thursday 17th September in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stillorgan.


Brian MacGoey (far right)

Brian MacGoey (far right)

“Caring is a passion for our staff, they don’t see it merely as a job, and their #myicarestory entries are a reflection of this. We wanted others to see what we see in our staff – caring to make a difference.” – Brian MacGoey, Managing Director, Bluebird Care.


i-CARE campaign Bluebird Care




#myicarestory by Bluebird Care Healthcare Staff

If you enjoy reading these stories then please share on your social networking sites using the hashtag #myicarestory.

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Bluebird Care Shortlisted for Three Q Mark Awards

Three Bluebird Care offices have been shortlisted for the prestigious Q Mark award for ‘Homecare Company of the Year’.

Bluebird Care offices in Meath, Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford and Galway are in the running for 2015 homecare company of the year. The team in Galway led by Sean Lyons actually scooped the title last year and the Meath office led by Gavin Kane and JJ Fay were 2014 runners up. Brian Egan and his team in Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford are hoping to do well this year also bearing in mind they were finalists in the 2013 awards.


The Q Mark Awards are organised by Excellence Ireland Quality Association and the awards process reflects a commitment to continuous improvement.

Speaking this week Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care said they are both excited and humbled by the triple award nominations. “In the business of homecare quality standards must always be delivered upon. Bluebird Care was the very first franchised homecare company to have all its offices Q Mark certified by EIQA so meeting and exceeding the highest standards of care is the central ethos of our nationwide network of homecare companies. I would like to wish Gavin, JJ, Sean and Brian the very best at the final ceremony in September.”