People Plus NI
The aim of the Skills Plus Academies Project is to offer an intensive skills training programme to support unemployed and economically inactive participants to gain job specific skills and wraparound support leading to employment. The Skills Plus Academies Programme will be delivered as Academies of learning across four key employment sectors – Hospitality, Retail, Contact Centre Operations and Warehousing. Different sectors may be considered during the lifetime of the programme, depending on demand.
The Warehouse Academy will be delivered in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough and will offer 4 Academies per year with 12 participants per Academy.
The Hospitality, Retail and Contact Centre Academies Programme will be delivered in Belfast City and Derry City & Strabane.
For information visit workforceonline.org
or T. 028 7127 7777
The aim of the Path 2 Employment Project is to motivate and train economically inactive participants in the greater Belfast area by equipping them with transferable skills to secure permanent employment.
This will be achieved by providing one-to-one mentoring, skills development and providing work placements through:
• Formal and Informal learning opportunities
• Acquiring new skills and qualifications
• Achievement through education, training and progressing into employment
The programme will operate in Belfast and Antrim and Newtownabbey.
For information visit www.peopleplusni.com
or T. 028 9024 7016
The Jobmatch programme will provide vocational training and employability support for those aged over 18 years old. It has a particular focus on supporting participants with specific barriers e.g. long-term unemployed, economically inactive, caring responsibilities, ex-offenders, addictions and NEETS.
In order to make the clients ‘work ready, Jobmatch will offer tailored job search support on a one to one basis using skilled Employment Coaches. This may involve interview skills; CV preparation and confidence building.
A wide range of accredited courses will be offered aimed at upskilling participants in line with local jobs. The menu of qualifications will vary depending on current local employment opportunities and may include training in construction skills and licences; childcare and direct care; customer service, first aid and hospitality.
The project will operate across 5 Council areas, being Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid Ulster, Mid & East Antrim, Causeway Coast & Glens and Fermanagh & Omagh.
For information visit networkpersonnel.org.uk
or T. 028 7963 1032
NOW Group is a social enterprise that supports 540 people with learning disabilities/ difficulties/ASC gain jobs with a future. Our services focus on supporting people into open employment.
The aim of the Verve Project is to provide training and employment services for people with learning disabilities/difficulties and autism to support participants to find paid employment by providing vocational and employability training and delivering a range of interventions to build clients capacity to engage in training, work placements, voluntary work and community/social activities.
The Verve project will operate across Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh, Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim, Mid Ulster and Ards and North Down.
For information visit www.nowgroup.org/
or T. 028 9043 6400
Usel (Ulster Supported Employment)
Ulster Supported Employment and learning (USEL) suppports people who face barriers to employment on a daily basis and in particular those with disabilities and health related condictions.
The STRIDE (Support, Training to Realise Individual Development and Employment) project offers people with disabilities who are unemployed or economically inactive the opportunity to gain employability skills and qualifications required by employers. STRIDE will work to assist those participants with low or no employability or vocational skills and/or educational achievement to effectively remove barriers to employment over the course of the project, enabling them to move into and within sustainable employment or to progress into further/higher education/training or mainstream employment programmes.
The STRIDE project will be delivered across Northern Ireland.
For information visit www.usel.co.uk
or T. 028 9035 6600
The Exploring Enterprise Programme is aimed at unemployed individuals, especially the long term jobless, who may be interested in the self-employment option; it offers a range of practical support activities that may result in participants either starting up their own businesses or enhancing their employability skills and prospects. The programme has a particular focus on people with disabilities and health conditions, lone parents, older workers, young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), women and also people with low or no qualifications. Support includes training on Understanding Business Enterprise Modules; and seeking employement where self-employment is not a route to the labour market and one to one flexible mentoring to address barriers to employment.
The Exploring Enterprise project will be delivered across Northern Ireland.
For information visit www.enterpriseni.com
or T. 028 9446 7774 or T. 028 9083 8860
GEMS NI Limited
The aim of the CO-MENT Project is to provide support to young people, aged 16-24 and who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), to improve their employability skills. Support will be offered to assist young people to improve essential skills, gain qualifications and skills linked to labour market requirements, undertake work placements and progress into further education. This will be achieved by providing one-to-one mentoring of the young people, development of personal action plans and providing learning and work placements.
The CO-MENT project will primarily operate across Belfast and Antrim and Newtownabbey.
For information visit www.gemsni.org.uk
or T. 028 9033 2313
Princes Trust Development Awards
16 - 30 and unemployed? Get funding to train, learn or help get a job
The Princes Trust can help to cover costs such as: course fees, transport or equipment like workwear and tools to help you achieve your plan to get into education, training or employment. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can receive up to £500.
For information E. firstname.lastname@example.org
T. 0800 842 842 or text 'Call Me' to 07983 385 418