We have launched our ‘Into Employment Programme’.

Funding for this programme has been provided by us through the Lisburn and Castlereagh Labour Market Partnership (LMP). It is open to residents of the Lisburn and Castlereagh area who are economically inactive.

Lisburn and Castlereagh Labour Market Partnership, in conjunction with People 1st, are looking for local people who are long term unemployed and interested in this employment intervention to support them back into employment.

Councillor John Laverty BEM, Chair of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Regeneration & Growth Committee said: “The Lisburn and Castlereagh LMP has developed a solution to remove barriers to employment for some of our residents.  Its initiative proves that when we work in partnership we can do great things.

"This employment academy is going to support local people with bespoke, individual employment interventions to identify their career paths and gain employment which will create a more fair and balanced labour market within the council area.”

The Lisburn and Castlereagh LMP will deliver this employability programme under its Action Plan 2023-2024.  It aims to improve fairness in the labour market.  This will be done through supporting:

  • those who are economically inactive overcome barriers to securing employment and developing a career pathway
  • local people back into education and work at this challenging time

Participants who in the programme will develop their employability and interpersonal skills through:

  • gaining accredited qualifications and develop their employability skill
  • receiving one-to-one support to identify employment opportunities with local employers  having their own bespoke action plan with mentoring support throughout their training and 12-week work placement

More information including full eligibility criteria can be found on this link.