Belfast Employment Academies
Training and a guaranteed job interview to help you get a job.
Belfast Employment Academies provide specialist training to help you get a job or become your own boss.
We’re working with a range of employers from across Belfast to fill hundreds of posts.
Employment Academies are aimed at people who do not have the experience or qualifications normally required in the specific sector; as academies will provide the relevant training, licenses, qualifications needed. Unless otherwise stated, everyone who successfully completes is guaranteed an interview with at least one employer who is currently recruiting.
To be eligible you must be a Belfast City Council resident and currently out of work or working fewer than 16 hours per week.
Want to find out more? Come along to one of our Employment Academy roadshows where you can find out more information on the job opportunities on offer, have a chat about what is involved in each academy as well as how to apply:
Employment academies currently open
The following employment academies are currently open.
|Transport Employment Academy
||Accredited and industry-recognised training including driving licences for specific industries including: lorry licences, public service vehicle licences and coach licences. Everyone who completes the training is guaranteed a job interview with a transport employer.
|Hospitality Employment Academy
||Accredited training for a range of jobs such as waiting and bar staff, hotel housekeeping and portering, and a range of other roles. Everyone who completes the training is guaranteed a job interview with employers within the hospitality sector in Belfast.
|Social Care Employment Academy
||Training designed in partnership with key employers and the regulatory body NI Social Care Council (NISCC) for a range of roles such as care assistants, care workers, domiciliary care workers and support workers. Everyone who completes the training is guaranteed a job interview with a care provider.
|Leisure Employment Academies
||Training, qualifications and employability support for a range of part-time and full-time vacancies, both permanent and casual with GLL who operate Belfast’s leisure centres including Recreation Assistant, Fitness Instructor and Customer Service.
|Childcare and Playwork Employment Academy
||Job opportunities to help people who do not have qualifications or experience normally needed to get a job in Childcare or Playwork. Everyone who gains a place is guaranteed a job interview with a childcare provider. Participants who get jobs will then receive training to gain a recognised childcare or playwork qualification at Level 2 or Level 3, as well as ongoing support.
|Childminding Self-employment Academy
||Training to help you become a registered childminder and become your own boss in your home. This includes safeguarding, health and safety and first aid training. Following the initial training, you will also receive ongoing support from a childminding mentor.
Employment academy roadshows
Belfast Employment Academies are for Belfast residents who are out of work, or working less than 16 hours per week.
In partnership with employers across the city, there will be job opportunities in:
- Social Care
- Childcare, Playwork and Childminding
Find out more about the employment academies, the job opportunities on offer and how to apply - and have a chat with employers about what’s involved in each academy.
|Tuesday 10 September
|10.30am – 12 noon
||Crescent Arts Centre
|1.30pm – 3pm
|Thursday 12 September
|10.30am – 12 noon
|1.30pm – 3pm
||Crumlin Road Gaol
Employment academies currently closed
These Employment Academies are not recruiting at present, but we plan to run next year. Click on the links below for further information and register for the next academy.
|Construction Employment Academy
|Accredited training for a range of jobs within construction, from
operatives to administration. Everyone who completes the training is
guaranteed a job interview with a contractor currently operating
construction projects in Belfast.