Delivering performance through people

People 1st is the workforce development expert for the hospitality, tourism, travel, passenger transport and retail industries. We work in partnership with employers to develop solutions that increase performance through people.

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Working with employers

We place intelligence at the heart of everything we do and have a breadth of world-class solutions that we can tailor for employers of all shapes and sizes.

Working with destinations

We offer a range of services to support regional and local bodies' growth plans, from destination organisations to councils and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). Our research, talent management and training solutions will benefit your local employers.

Working with training providers

We work with colleges and training providers to support and accredit their delivery of training programmes and qualifications for our industries.

Student, employees and job seekers

Our career portals can help you with careers information and job opportunities in hospitality, tourism, passenger transport and travel. You can also access our free industry research to support your studies. Choose from the options below to get started.

Latest news

30/11/2016

People 1st announces call for nominations to new Travel Apprenticeship Board

People 1st is urging businesses of all sizes that are passionate about skills and apprenticeships to nominate representatives to join the new Travel Apprenticeship Board, recognised by government to ensure the industry’s apprenticeships stay fit for purpose.

07/11/2016

People 1st announces The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College as the People’s Choice for 2016

People 1st has announced The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College as the winner of its inaugural People’s Choice Award, which recognised the college restaurant with the most popular video entry, as voted for by the public.

02/11/2016

People 1st announces members of new Hospitality Apprenticeship Board

Representatives from fifteen organisations have secured a leading role in the future of hospitality apprenticeships with a seat on the Hospitality Apprenticeship Board

Latest blog post:

Four ways hospitality accreditation can take your college to the next level

Further education colleges have never been under so much scrutiny for the relevance and quality of full-time programme. So how can they show the relevance of their hospitality provision to employers, students and parents? In this guest blog, Jennifer Cruickshanks from Runshaw College looks at four ways getting accredited can not only help benchmark your delivery, but boost your profile as well.