Delivering performance through people

People 1st is a workforce development charity. We identify employers needs and work in partnership with them to develop solutions that increase performance through people.

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Our work in practice

Join an international businesswoman as she learns how the UK’s tourism and visitor economy sector operates and the impact that People 1st’s work has had on people and businesses in the sector.

A decade of success

Hear from the the individuals, employers, training providers and industry representatives we've worked with and supported over the past ten years.

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New apprenticeship standards for aviation announced

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the development of three new apprenticeship standards by the aviation (Ground Operations) trailblazer, led by the Royal Navy and managed by People 1st.

Getting to know you

Peter Harvey, CEO, Talarius

Peter sits on the board of trustees for People 1st and is chief executive officer of Talarius, the UK's largest high street slots company and one of Australia's largest businesses. 

Find out more about Peter and his 'performance through people' philosophy.


People 1st calls on the hospitality industry to come together to halt falling numbers of new chefs

26% of hospitality businesses with chef vacancies believe them to be hard to fill and recent research by People 1st has revealed that this is being exacerbated by a sharp decline in the number of students opting for full-time chef programmes; 51% of colleges report a fall in interest.


People 1st calls on hospitality industry to highlight challenges in recruiting non-EU chefs

People 1st has launched an online survey to measure the impact that Government immigration policy has had on hospitality businesses’ ability to recruit chefs from outside of Europe.