Swilly Group announces new Driving School Manager

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Swilly Group this week announced the appointment of Martin Coyle as Driving School Manager.  Martin has taken responsibility for the running of the driving school in Letterkenny and throughout Donegal.

Swilly Group was established in 1975 by Noel Sweeney as a small driving school with one car.  Under the guidance of the Sweeney family, the business has grown to become one of the largest providers of training services in Ireland over the last 10 years employing over 30 people.  The company is a leading provider of job seeking support and training programmes throughout Ireland.

Swilly Group MD Brian Sweeney welcomes Martin Coyle

Martin Coyle comes from a haulage background having worked in the family haulage company from a very young age.  Martin has a BA in Business Studies with Accounting since 2002 and has also qualified as a Transport Manager in Road Haulage and Passenger Transport since 2012.  Martin worked with Bus Éireann for 9 years acting as Inspector in the Stranorlar office before his departure.  He completed his Driving Instructor trained with Swilly Group and qualified as an RSA approved Driving Instructor in all vehicle classes in 2011.

Brian Sweeney, Managing Director of the Swilly Group said, “We are delighted to welcome Martin onto the team at Swilly Group”.  “Martin has both the qualifications and management experience for the job and will be able to hit the ground running”.  “There was a lot of interest in the job and we interviewed some excellent candidates”.  “Martin demonstrated that he was the best person for the job and we wish him all the best in this new and challenging role”.

If you require additional information about any of the services at Swilly Group, feel free to contact us by telephone (074) 9151212, email or check out our website at

Driving Opportunities at Swilly Grpoup

Bus and Truck Driving Instructor Vacancies

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Company Profile:  Established in 1975, the Swilly Group is one of the largest providers of training and recruitment services in Ireland.  This award-winning company has offices in Letterkenny and Dublin and provides training and recruitment services to customers in the Transport, Driving, Healthcare, Childcare, Retail and Hospitality industry sectors.  The Swilly Group is expanding its service portfolio to include a range of Recruitment, Job Placement and Employment Support Services.

The Swilly Group is currently seeking applications from highly motivated Truck or Bus Drivers interested in joining the Swilly Group team.  For further information on the Swilly Group please visit our website

Candidate Profile:  The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ practical experience and a proven track record in Truck or Bus driving or a similar role.  He/she must have knowledge of driving, and the transport industry in general.  Although not essential, a Train-the-Trainer Qualification would also be an advantage.  He/she must be eager to learn, confident, good with people and flexible.

Job Description:  The appointee will work within the Driving Division of the Swilly Group and will support the delivery of Swilly Group training programmes in Donegal, Dublin and throughout Ireland.


  • Delivery practical driving tuition in Swilly Group or client vehicles for licence categories C (Rigid Truck), EC (Articulated Truck) or D (Coach/Bus) as required by Swilly Group management
  • Support the Management and delivery of driving training courses and programmes
  • Provide classroom tuition on driving and the rules of the road on Swilly Group programmes
  • Teach Swilly Group learners about the basic maintenance of vehicles and how to carry out driver daily checks of vehicles as per the RSA guidelines
  • Bring to the attention of Swilly Group management any defects or faults on Swilly Group vehicles that you become aware of
  • Comply and support the implementation of Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental management systems within the Swilly Group
  • Support and comply with the quality control procedures of the training courses being delivered by Swilly Group tutors
  • Work along project timelines and towards targets set by management
  • Providing training in both the Training Centre and Driving School.
  • Participate in training programmes and seminars as requested by Swilly Group Management


You will be required to be flexible in this position and must be prepared to undertake such other duties as may be assigned to you by the company from time to time.  Such duties can be outside the area of your normal work.

Applicants should apply with a Cover Letter and full Curriculum Vitae.  The position will be kept open until it is filled. For more information or to apply, please contact or submit your CV with your expression of interest to: Recruitment Division, The Swilly Group, Business Park Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal ( Please mark the envelope “Driving Instructor Application”.

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Commis Chef Programme

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Commis Chef Programme – Starts this February

Swilly Group is now actively recruiting for our exciting new Commis Chef Programme which is set to start this February.  With such a hugh shortage of trained Chefs across the county, NorthTech Skillnets has decided to fund a short Commis Chef programme to run this spring.

This 7 Week programme with additional Work Placement , had as its core objective the progression of our candidates into jobs within the hospitality sector in Donegal.  The Culinary skills developed include Breakfast Cookery, Contemporary Cuisine, Deli/Larder and Pastry along with Kitchen Health and Safety.

Along with the hands on cooking and baking, food hygiene and career planning mentoring will be an integral part of the programme in order to assist you progress into your first Kitchen Job.

The Course, which is free to the learner, runs two days per Week (Tuesday/Wednesday), with additional Work Placement days arranged between each candidate and their host company.  All candidates who start are provided with an individual set of kitchen knives and a chefs uniform.

If you are interested in finding out more about this programme contact Swilly Group on (074) 91 51212 or by emailing

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Swilly Group Gift Vouchers

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Swilly Group Gift Vouchers are always on sale from the Swilly Group office on Business Park Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  They are the perfect gift for a special person in your life. There is great value on all our offers below.

The Swilly Group Gift Vouchers are the ideal present for any person learning to drive.  We have a number of options available in the Car.

Car Driving Lessons (1 hr ) € 40.00
Car Driving Lessons (3 hrs) €115.00
Car Driving Lessons (5 hrs) €190.00
EDT Special Offer     (12 hrs) €450.00

Surprise that special person in your life with a Gift Voucher for a lesson in a Minibus, Rigid TruckCoach or Articulated Truck.  Gift Vouchers are available for the following options:

Minibus                  (2 hrs) €120.00
Rigid Truck            (2 hrs) €150.00
Bus/Coach             (2 hrs) €150.00
Articulated Truck (2 hrs) €160.00

Pre-Test Driving deals are also available to buy as Gift Vouchers.  They include 8 hours of Tuition and the hire of the Swilly Group vehicle for the driving test.

Minibus €700.00
Rigid Truck €850.00
Bus/Coach €850.00
Articulated Truck €900.00

Gift Vouchers can be collected at our office in Letterkenny, Dublin, posted (to locations throughout Ireland) or delivered locally.  For more details telephone the Swilly Group office on (074) 91 51212 or email

Career Opportunities at Swilly Group

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Bus and Truck Driving Instructors.

Swilly Group is currently seeking applications from experienced Bus and Truck drivers to join our team of driving instructors. The successful candidates will have a full clean bus or truck licence and a minimum of 3 years driving experience. Training qualifications and experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Driving Instructor training will be provided.

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If interested, submit your CV and a short cover letter through the Careers page ( on  the Swilly Group website.  Please forward CV to or reply in writing to the Susan Wasson at the Swilly Group, Business Park Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Transport Trainers

The Swilly Group is currently seeking trainers to deliver transport relating training courses throughout the Republic of Ireland. We would be interested in hearing from you if you have experience or qualifications that would allow you to deliver training in any of the following areas:

  • Driver CPC
  • Transport Management
  • ADR Driver Training (Haz Chem)
  • Analogue and Digital Tachographs
  • Health and Safety in the Transport Industry

The successful candidates will have at least 3 years experience in either the Freight or Passenger transport industries. Training qualifications and experience would be an advantage but not essential.


If interested, submit your CV and a short cover letter through the Careers page ( on  the Swilly Group website.  Alternatively, Please forward CV to or reply in writing to the Susan Wasson at the Swilly Group, Business Park Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal


Swilly Group is an equal opportunities employer

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FREE Bus Driving Courses in Cavan Town

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The Swilly Group has secured a contract with Cavan Monaghan ETB to deliver Bus Driving courses in Cavan Town. These courses are FREE to anyone who is unemployed. Courses start in November 2016 and January 2017. The course includes Practical Driving Lessons (Bus/Coach), Driver CPC training, Customer Service and Career Planning. Job seeking support and supervised work experience in a passenger transport company is also provided to all persons on the course.

Contact Karl Sweeney (074) 9151212 or to register your interest for either of these courses.