Helping employers attract new talent and develop their workforce

People 1st is the skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries focusing on transforming skills in the sector through the development of effective recruitment, training and talent management solutions.

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Our work in practice

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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.

Latest news

09/12/2014

New apprenticeship standard for travel consultant announced

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the apprenticeship standard for travel consultant developed by the travel trailblazer, led by BCD Travel, and managed by People 1st.

09/12/2014

New apprenticeship standard for retailer announced

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the apprenticeship standard for a retailer developed by the retail trailblazer, led by the Co-operative and managed by People 1st.

18/11/2014

People 1st Employment Academies help hospitality employers fill over 5,000 vacancies

The results were achieved in partnership with local training providers and Jobcentres through People 1st’s ‘employment academies’, which have helped employers find team members with specific hospitality industry skills.

13/11/2014

People 1st secures funding to help retail businesses develop female talent

Workforce and skills development charity, People 1st, has successfully gained government funding to provide retail employers with subsidised training and mentoring for women working in their businesses.