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Who we are

People 1st International partners with industry, development banks, government agencies, NGOs and education providers to create sustainable approaches to workforce development.

Providing consultancy, research and training solutions globally, we develop skilled, productive and inclusive workforces that help drive social and economic growth.

With over 50 years’ experience in developing effective skills models and technical vocational education and training strategies, we use our unparalleled expertise to develop collaborative partnerships that foster positive change.

Building on our heritage as a sector skills council, we are proud to have worked in more than 50 countries to deliver responsive skills solutions that challenge social and gender exclusion, address the barriers to work and support continuous professional development.

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Giving back

Our purpose is to develop skilled, productive and inclusive workforces that help drive social and economic growth. That’s why, through our parent company, Workforce Development Trust, we operate as a not-for-profit, reinvesting in our charitable aims to support the development of workforce skills.

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Our story

Our heritage, with a rich history in skills development serves as a strong foundation for everything we do. Learn more

Our team

Meet the senior team, collectively leading with passion, knowledge, and a shared vision. Learn more
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How we work

We combine international expertise with local knowledge to deliver positive change. Learn more
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We offer different opportunities to join us as partners, freelance consultants, or approved trainers. Learn more

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