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People 1st is a training organisation employing 52 staff and 40+ associates. Working with our partner organisations we provide vocational and corporate training and consultancy across Northern Ireland. We are a major contract holder for the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), offering a range of occupational training and qualifications to over 2,500 learners per year through:

• ApprenticeshipsNI - for adults aged 16 – 24 who are employed and want to upskill   
   and obtain accreditation in their occupational area

• Training for Success -  for 16 - 18 year olds, equipping them with the skills and
   qualifications required for the workplace

• LEMIS+ -  an initiative designed to help unemployed people in the community  
  overcome those issues that may be preventing them from finding and keeping a job.

• Community Family Support Programme -  supports families as they make life changing decisions to improve their everyday lives. It's delivered by family support workers in the heart of the community.

Through these and our extensive range of bespoke corporate training, People 1st meets the needs of a diverse range of customers, including 800+ private, public and third sector businesses, school leavers and jobseekers.

We have three offices in Belfast (Malone, Ormeau and Stewartstown Road), as well as offices in Lisburn, Banbridge and Newry.   We extend our services across Northern Ireland through strategic partnerships.

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