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Training and support

  • Belfast Employment Academies

    Belfast Employment Academies provide tailored training to help businesses with their recruitment, and to help people get jobs. Employment Academies are short, intensive training programmes which assist participants along the employment and recruitment pathways. Academies may include:

    • an opportunity to hear about the role from people already in the career
    • pre-interview training
    • technical or accredited modules (or both)
    • guaranteed interview for participants completing the academy

    Academies are open to Belfast residents only and usually take place in small groups of 15 people. Additional criteria may apply for specific programmes. Academies have been delivered in the following sectors:

    • care
    • playwork and childcare
    • nursing
    • transport and logistics
    • retail, leisure and hospitality

    To find out more about Belfast Employment Academies email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk.

  • Training and support programmes to get into employment

    We support a number of organisations in the city to provide advice and support for those who are currently out of work. 

    Support includes:

    • job coaching and mentoring 
    • personal development
    • support with CV building, job searching and interview techniques 
    • training and qualifications 
    • pre-employment and in-work support 
    • building connections with employers such as work experience and site visits. 

    These projects are match funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 Investment for Jobs and Growth and Belfast City Council.

    Projects marked with an * are also match funded through the Urban Villages Initiative, which is led by the Executive Office (TEO), focuses on delivering the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) strategy across Belfast.

Programme and delivery organisations

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