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City for business

City for working and learning

  • Our vision

    Our vision is to support our residents to realise their potential by transforming skills, employability and aspiration, while supporting businesses to grow and access the talent available in the city.

    If you are:

    • a resident looking for support to find a job or develop skills to move into employment
    • a business looking support to recruit talented staff, or willing to offer work placements for young people.
    • a young person looking support to better prepare for the world of work, develop skills and a career pathway.
    • an organisation working in the city to support people to access the world of work, provide training or skill development

    Belfast is a city for working and learning and we support this through our current programmes:

    Training and support programmes to get into employment
    Support for young people
  • Coronavirus update

    If you are a participant on one of our programmes that has been temporarily suspended, you should have received information from ourselves or our delivery agents. If you have any questions, please email and state what programme you are a participant on.

    We are continuing to develop our programmes. if you are interested in keeping in touch with us to receive updates about our programmes, you can register to our email sign up. 

    Support at this time

    If you are an essential service and require support to recruit open positions at this time, please email

    To find out more about the changes to our services and to find out about support available at this time visit the COVID-19 information page.

  • Support your employees to develop their careers

    We can work with employers in transport, social care or child care sectors, to run a support programme which will give employees the training and support they need to achieve qualifications to progress their careers.

    Programmes Open to: Information and registration
    Upskilling Academy This programme is for employers in transport, social care or child care who need support to help employees have the opportunity for promotion within their organisation

    This programme is available for employers to make an application.

    For further information on the programme and how to apply, please email

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0482

Economic Development, 4th floor, 9 Adelaide, 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8DJ

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