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


People 1st extend deadline for nominations to Hospitality and Retail Apprenticeship Boards

Nominations for the new Hospitality and Retail Apprenticeship Boards, recognised by government to ensure that industry’s apprenticeships stay fit for purpose, have been extended until 14 October, giving businesses an additional opportunity to secure their role in the future of hospitality or retail apprenticeships.


Prue Leith wins Lifetime Achievement Award as People 1st unveils 2016 Shine Awards winners

Restaurateur, author and TV presenter Prue Leith was awarded the Robyn Jones Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s Shine Awards - the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, and the individuals and businesses that actively support gender diversity in these industries.


Runshaw College scoops inaugural People 1st-sponsored AA College Restaurant of the Year Award

Foxholes Restaurant at Runshaw College, Lancashire, has been named the first ever winner of the AA College Restaurant of the Year award at the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards.

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Five things you need to know about the new apprenticeships - and how to prepare your business

The apprenticeship system in England is currently going through its biggest change in decades - we've summed up the five biggest things you need to know about what this means for your business.