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Moving Forward, Moving On

Employment Support Programme

Make A Successful Start in the World

Make A Successful Start in the World

Moving Forward, Moving On project works with people who are not in education, training or employment and/or have a history of offending behaviour.

It is a research and evidence-based model of working with people, which provides support and the tools they need to make a successful start in the world.

Based close to Belfast city centre, the mentoring support service works with people from across the city, including those who may have previously been through alternative education projects, such as Extern’s Pathways Project.

Ensuring the service users have employability skills is also an important part of the project’s work, and it offers accredited qualifications, as well as group work and one-to-one sessions in areas such as:

  • job hunting skills
  • money management and
  • personal development

For further information T: 028 9027 8189 or E: catriona.clifford@extern.org 

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Find out what other Employment Support Programmes are available.

Labour Market Partnership

Funded by the Department for Communities, Department for the Economy and supported by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Antrim and Newtownabbey Labour Market Partnership will deliver a range of programmes to help our residents gain the work-ready skills, experience or qualifications needed to move into employment or to move into a better job.  View our action plan here.

This information has been provided by the Labour Market Partnership (LMP)

LMPs)have been established across the Councils in Northern Ireland to help improve employability outcomes and labour market conditions locally.  It is hoped that by working through multi-agency partnerships we will be able to achieve regional objectives whilst being flexible to meet local needs.

The LMP approach has been introduced by DFC to ensure employability delivery is reflective of the needs of local employers and residents. 

LMPs will play a role in supporting ‘Employability NI’, which is DfC’s regional approach to supporting those who are unemployed to get back to.

Employability NI is designed to provide a range of interventions to:

  • Deliver a reduction in economic inactivity and long-term unemployment;
  • Provide increased support for those with physical/mental health conditions and disabilities; and
  • Implement an intervention that provides a collaborative nature between Central Government Departments and Local Council area to offer direct and unique interventions.  Hence LMP’s 

The ultimate aim of the partnership will be to get more of our residents into better jobs.

Contact us at skills@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk for help to get into work or for help to find employees.