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  • Employability and Skills - Our vision

    We help drive Belfast’s economic growth by supporting residents, employers and organisations to strive for innovation and excellence and creating pathways to growth and employment.

    We focus on:

    • developing strategic growth areas,
    • driving learning and educational attainment, and
    • designing and delivering programmes to support employability.

    We’re keen to work with businesses and organisations to help them:

    • recruit employees,
    • explore work placement opportunities, and
    • develop their workforce.

    We want to work with and learn from organisations that are supporting residents to:

    • access training
    • develop their skills and confidence
    • find employment

    If you own or manage a Belfast-based business or organisation and want information on our employability and skills plans, please send us an expression of interest:

    Express an interest in the Employability and Skills Programme

    If you're a Belfast-based employer and would like to benefit from our employability programmes, please register your interest.

    Register as an employer with the Employability and Skills Programme

    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
    Digital badges
  • 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

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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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