People Development and Skills

As the industry recovers from the effect of Covid-19 it is vital to ensure that staff have the right knowledge and skills not only for their own professional development but to help reassure customers about a safe environment. A number of programmes and webinars have been developed to help your staff and help grow your business.

WorldHost Workshops 2022

Tourism NI is working in partnership with People 1st International to offer a series of WorldHost workshops to tourism and hospitality businesses across Northern Ireland. 

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JobStart Scheme 

JobStart is an employer incentive scheme from the Department for Communities (DfC) that will help young people aged 16–24 at risk of long term unemployment to get into the job market by providing government funding for employers to create job opportunities. For more information click here.

Funded Skills Support

The HATS network has partnered with the Department for the Economy to bring you this guide to a range of available skills support to help hospitality and tourism businesses retain talent through this difficult time and develop the skills needed for the future. There are support packages available now to help you invest in talent to emerge stronger from the crisis and help your business flourish. For more information click here.

Employer Support Programmes

You can find out about a range of Employer Support Programmes on the NIBusinessInfo website.

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