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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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.


New report by People 1st highlights devastating impact of a lack of soft skills

The latest research report by People 1st shows the challenges faced by employers in recruiting staff with the right range of soft skills.


People 1st launches college and training provider accreditation scheme for the aviation industry

People 1st has announced the launch of its accreditation scheme for the aviation industry.


People 1st welcomes the reappointment of Nick Boles as Skills Minister

People 1st has welcomed the reappointment of Nick Boles as Skills Minister, and urged him to continue his pragmatic approach towards the apprenticeship reform that hospitality employers have welcomed and embraced.