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  • Belfast Employment Academies

    The employment academies provide tailored training to help people get jobs and help businesses with recruitment. An employment academy is a short, intensive training programme for a group of 15 people maximum. 

    An academy can 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 people completing the academy

    Additional criteria may apply for specific programmes. Academies have been delivered in these sectors:

    • business services
    • construction
    • fibre splicing
    • leisure
    • playwork and childcare
    • social care
    • technology
    • transport and logistics
  • Eligibility for a Belfast Employment Academy

    You may only participate in one Employment Academy in any three-year period. This allows the maximum number of Belfast residents to receive training and support for their career progression. It is very important to choose carefully from the training academies available.

    The restriction does not apply to people undertaking an Employment Academy which offers upskilling options in the same sector as part of an agreed career progression pathway.

    On occasions where compelling justification is provided, individuals may participate in a second Employment Academy in a different sector. This also applies to people who do not successfully complete an academy and want to re-apply for the same or another academy.

  • Register your interest in an employment academy

    If you are interested in attending an employment academy, you can register your interest.

    Register your interest in Belfast Employment Academy Programme (link opens in new window)

    For information on our employment academies, email

  • Your job journey

    We want to help support you on your job journey - whether you’re looking for job advice, redundancy support,  or you want to embark on a new career. We have information available to help you.

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  • Our employment academies

Information about each employment academy

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