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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

    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 sign up to our mailing list

    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
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  • Privacy policy

    Belfast City Council is the Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the personal data it gathers for the purposes of sending regular Economic Development Unit emails from Belfast City Council. 

    The council accepts that you are providing your personal data on the basis of consent and are positively agreeing for the council to hold and further use it. 

    The personal data may be shared internally within the council with staff who are involved in providing this service and where necessary, between internal departments with the purpose of supporting an effective delivery of service.

    Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any other organisation without your consent, unless the law permits or places an obligation on the council to do so.

    The personal data is held and stored by the council in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with Data Protection legislation and in line with the council’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.

    If you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data or wish to withdraw your consent to the processing of it, please contact the Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482.

    If you wish to contact the council’s Data Protection Officer, please write to:

    Belfast City Council, 
    City Hall Belfast, 
    BT1 5GS 

    or send an email to

    Please read our privacy policy for further information.

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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