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Our work in Europe

Current projects

  • Establishing a new training facility at shopping malls in Lithuania and Latvia targeting life-long learning and people over the age of 55: Establishing training opportunities in line with shopping mall tenant needs. Training will result in accredited learning outcomes, certified in line with national standards. Training will be targeted at life-long learning with a focus on an ageing workforce; people with disabilities and upskilling of current employees. 

  • Next Tourism Generation Skills Alliance:  Contributing to the development of a new strategic Blueprint approach for Sectoral Skills Development in Tourism to respond to the fast-changing skills gaps in digital, green and social skills sets.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Skills (HATS) network: A new partnership supported by Invest Northern Ireland under its Collaborative Growth Programme to support delivery of a three-year action plan to address the skills challenges faced by employers in hospitality and tourism in Northern Ireland.
  • Business skills support in Hospitality for Government of Jersey:  Addressing the challenges faced by business owners and managers in creating a sustainable future skills and workforce plan in the Jersey context. The intervention will work collaboratively with participating businesses in specific industry sectors (retail, hospitality, healthcare and construction) to identify the skills that will be needed to achieve success in the next 5 to 10 years.  

 

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Case studies

Croatia

"Working with People 1st International has enabled us to develop a successful internship and mentoring programme to create a pipeline of talent for our member organisations and to offer career opportunities to young people across the country. In the first phase, over 135 companies registered 500 internships, and 166 mentors were trained. With the support of our partners, we have been able to develop strong relationships with universities and student groups to ensure that our programme is designed not only to meet our members’ skills requirements but, just as importantly, to meet the needs of the young people who will be the future of our country." 
HUP

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Turkey

"This EBRD loan is not only helping a tyre manufacturer expand its business and capture market growth. It is also enabling a leading global player and a local business giant to create jobs and opportunities in one of the developing regions of the country. The new plant will have a pivotal role for the city of Aksaray and the entire region. We are confident it will boost the wider local economy."

Jean-Patrick Marquet, EBRD Director for Turkey

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Turkey

"The knowledge sharing trip to the UK was an essential aspect providing experience of projects such as the SEMTA Skillsman Project and the apprenticeship between Warwick College and Jaguar Landrover. This was key for skills solutions that addressed: energy performance of production processes and of end products; advanced processes, robotics and use of advanced combined materials; info-techment and the use of ICT and wireless technologies."

Gunduz Gundalmsi, Tofas Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.S.

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Ukraine

"The British Council chose People 1st as a partner because we wanted to demonstrate excellence in volunteering throughout Eurovision 2017 and beyond in Kyiv and Ukraine. The volunteers work with artists, media, foreign delegations and guests of Eurovision 2017, as well as the production of television shows, Backstage and in the fan zones. They learnt skills to improve both communication and confidence in dealing with diverse guests and visitors to events and attractions in Ukraine and to become knowledgeable, articulate, security-conscious Ambassadors for their country."
Simon Williams, Director British Council, Ukraine

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Western Balkans

"With the help and expertise of People 1st, we have now identified a range of projects to take forward. The reform process is underway across the region and we can see very encouraging results. Managing such a diverse group has it’s challenges but People 1st has contributed a great deal of experience and hands on knowledge in order for solutions to be developed"

Aleksandar Borisavljevic, Business Development Manager, British Council, Serbia

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UK

"We work closely with all our volunteers to ensure they have a positive, rewarding experience that will give them a step up in the world of work, developing the skills and confidence they need to make a difference in the workplace. People 1st have done a fantastic job of successfully training our Volunteer Ambassadors to deliver yet another successful Skills Show."

Clare Baars, Volunteering & Employability Manager, WorldSkills UK

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Western Balkans

"Implementing the developed training modules has inspired us to raise the standard of community engagement and customer service to the next level"
Dragan Perišić, Marketing Director, Delta City Podgorica

"Whilst implementing the new modules, we reached out to engage the employees to work in a more focused way, becoming better in customer service whilst achieving a mutual goal in community engagement aligned with the company’s mission and vision"
Damjan Korubin, Marketing Manager, Skopje City Mall

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