Training programmes available

There are a number of training programmes available for different age groups, levels and abilities. Find out information on programmes available to suit you to increase your skills and experience to help you into work

Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeships programme offers training to 16 year olds and over across a wide range of apprenticeships.

Bridge to Employment

Bridge to employment is a pre-employment training programme that helps you (aged 18+) to find a job if you are unemployed whatever your experience of work.

Vacancies are advertised for a limited period in the newspapers, community organisations and in the local Jobs and Benefits Offices.

Essential Skills

If your reading, writing, maths or ICT skills are stopping you from getting a job or you find it hard to read instructions, fill out forms or use ICT equipment, a free Essential Skills course may help.

Steps 2 Success

Steps 2 Success is an employment programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to find and keep a job. The programme offers a personalised service and is tailored to meet your needs to help you into work.

This programme is now closed to new entrants. You can only take part in the programme if you were scheduled to be on it before 18 March 2020.

Training for Success

Training for Success is designed for young people aged 16-18 (up to 24 years for those requiring additional support) and provides training to give the tools and skills needed to get a job.

Training will provide you with the relevant qualifications as well as the required personal and behavioural skills to progress into work.

Travel to Interview Scheme

The Travel to Interview Scheme is designed to help unemployed people with the cost of travelling to interviews for full-time permanent positions in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Applications should be made before your interview by completing a TIS 1 form, available from any Jobs and Benefits office.

Work experience programme

If you're unemployed, the Work Experience Programme can help you develop your employability skills and gain the experience you need to get a job.

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