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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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

16/07/15

The £1.43 billion question: what a 1% productivity improvement could deliver to hospitality and tourism

Low productivity levels need to be urgently addressed in the hospitality and tourism industry with high levels of employee turnover resulting in the sector being 58 per cent less productive (on a per-employee basis) than the likes of manufacturing, a new analysis from workforce development charity People 1st reveals.

Latest blog post

The government’s long-awaited productivity plan: why it raises more questions for employers

The government’s new productivity plan aims to help businesses think and invest... but it’s still limited in its approach, says our executive director Martin-Christian Kent.

28/08/15

New apprenticeship standards map the road for future success

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved three ground breaking new apprenticeship standards in the Bus, Coach and Heavy Vehicle industry, developed by the bus and coach trailblazer, led by Arriva UK and managed by workforce development charity, People 1st.

28/08/15

New aviation apprenticeship standards set for take-off

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved three ground breaking new apprenticeship standards in the aviation industry, developed by the aviation trailblazer, led by the Royal Navy and managed by workforce development charity, People 1st.