PeoplePlus NI News

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Join our Business Start & Growth Framework

PeoplePlus NI is expanding our Enterprise offer in Northern Ireland and is seeking Expressions of Interest from potential partner organisations and associates to join our Business Start-up and Growth Framework.

PeoplePlus NI Local Toy Donation

PeoplePlus NI has donated £500 pounds worth of toys and games to the Magilligan Prison Visitors Centre.

PPNI and Danske Bank in new training partnership on Customer Satisfaction

PeoplePlus NI has joined forces with Danske Bank to provide accredited learning opportunities to their call centre team in the bank’s main office at Donegall Square West in Belfast City Centre.

PeoplePlus NI targets intergenerational unemployment with BEE Project

The BEE Project provides an opportunity for schools and communities to work together in providing joint educational opportunities and awareness of local job markets, whilst enabling clear and supported routes to further education and employment for all.

PeoplePlus NI acquires new business in Downpatrick

PeoplePlus NI are delighted to expanding our offering of apprenticeships and youth skills training to Downpatrick after acquiring the business of Hugh J O'Boyle

PeoplePlus NI’s newest Employment Consultants move from unemployed to helping the long-term unemployed

After years of discouragement Claire and Leighann joined the Steps 2 Success employment programme. Now both have started promising careers with PeoplePlus NI helping others who, just like them, were struggling to find work.

PeoplePlus NI staff and customers participate in 'Be a Saint Day'

This month, PeoplePlus NI have been supporting initiatives introduced by Business In the Community Northern Ireland (BITC NI) to help local communities in the North West.

PeoplePlus NI hold North West Employability Hustings for Assembly Election

Coinciding with the first national Employability Day, PeoplePlus NI hosted Assembly Election candidates to discuss employments, skills and investment in the North West.

Alliance Party Conference 2016

PeoplePlus NI attended the 2016 Alliance Party Conference where we had the opportunity to speak to a number of delegates about the success of our innovative solutions for programmes delivered in the Northern region.

Martin McGuinness commends PeoplePlus NI’s Foyle Employment Training Centre

PeoplePlus NI welcomed Martin McGuinness to the Foyle Employment Training Centre (ETC) on Friday.

Closing the Skills Gap in Construction

With the recession behind us there has been a surge in the requirement for skilled trades people that employers are struggling to meet. Read how PeoplePlus NI are helping employers to bridge this gap and find the skills they need.

50 Customers Employed at Firstsource Solutions

50 customers from the Steps 2 Success Programme have successfully found sustainable employment with Firstsource Solutions in Derry/Londonderry, thanks to the partnership established with PeoplePlus NI.

“Dinner table” career guidance

In the 14th January issue of the Belfast Telegraph, PeoplePlus NI’s Managing Director, Tina McKenzie, explains how young people benefit most from career advice that is guided by the rich sources of labour market information.

Update from our partner, Network Personnel

In delivering the Steps 2 Success programme on behalf of the Department for Employment and Learning, PeoplePlus NI engage with a range of partners whose services and knowledge of the local jobs market fit seamlessly with our customers’ requirements.

PeoplePlus NI secures Building Employment through Education contract

We are delighted to have been awarded the contract for Building Employment through Education.

Linda is one of the 24,500 people who started the Steps 2 Success programme

When her children finally flew the nest and she began looking for work, Linda Hill barely knew how to switch on a computer – much less use one to find herself a job.

Staffline Group Ireland is 2015’s Fast Growth Business of the Year

Staffline Group Ireland was selected as the Fast Growth Business of the Year at the annual UTV Business Eye Awards.

Success for our MD, Tina Mckenzie at the Women in Business NI Awards

Tina McKenzie (centre), Managing Director for Staffline Group Ireland, was presented the award for Outstanding Management & Leadership by Women in Business Chief Executive Roseann Kelly (left) and Jackie Henry from Deloitte (right).

Briney gives the team at PeoplePlus NI the thumbs up!

In a competitive jobs market, where hundreds of people can apply for the same job, 20-year-old Briney Canning faced the age-old problem of trying to stand out from the rest.

Andrew cleans up on the job front

The challenges that Andrew McGlinchey experienced while looking for work will be all too familiar to jobseekers.

Erin Farren is finally tasting success after six years of job searching

Erin Farren is finally tasting success after six years of job searching – thanks to PeoplePlus NI and a little inspiration from her granny.

Introducing our new name

As of 12th October 2015, EOS NI becomes PeoplePlus NI.

David finds a way out of unemployment on the Steps 2 Success programme

David Bradley, 47, had been unemployed for three years before he joined the Steps 2 Success programme in our Foyle Employment Centre.

Streamlining recruitment for Pheonix Security BMS

Pheonix Security Services has been catering for the most specific security needs of retailers and shopping centres in the local area for over 25 years. Their mission is to supply only the most highly trained security staff to all their clients.

Artur is “motivated, independent and hopeful for the future”

Originally from Poland, 29-year-old Artur moved to Northern Ireland in 2009 to find a job and improve his English.

Helping Travelodge grow their business through people and skills

Travelodge is one of the employers who see the benefit of outsourcing their recruitment and training to us.

Steps 2 Success brings back confidence in Christopher’s life

Christopher McHenry had almost given up hope to find a job after more than five years of unemployment.

Age is no longer a barrier to work for Adrian

When Adrian Redmond was made redundant from his role as maintenance worker for a construction company over two years ago, it was a real knock on his confidence.

Five tips to help you explain gaps in your CV

A gap in your employment history should not become a barrier to finding a job.

Daniel embraces support and starts new role today

Daniel, 44, had been long term unemployed due to anxiety and depression before he was referred to our Employment Centre in the Foyle area on the Steps 2 Success programme.

One of our first Steps 2 Success participants joins our on-site team as Cleaning Operative

Colleen, 22, had been unable to sign off the Jobseeker Allowance in her previous role in a local school kitchen due to limited number of hours.

Employment and skills event at the Belfast City Hall

Come along to this free event to find out about current and future job opportunities, work placements and apprenticeship opportunities available across Belfast.

More than 40 Steps 2 Success participants placed into jobs with Poundland

Through our partnership with Poundland in Northern Ireland and our supplu chain network, we placed 40+ candidates into permanent employment in their Antrim, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Ballymena and the Foyle area shops.

Dean from Newtownabbey is the “luckiest man alive” as first day of employment coincides with birth of first child

February 2nd 2015 is a date to remember for Dean Johnston, 23, from Newtownabbey. Dean had been unemployed for 12 months when he was referred to us and had been struggling to find employment in that time. He felt that luck just wasn’t

Shadow Secretary of State for NI commends our ‘innovative’ employment centre

We were delighted to welcome Mr Ivan Lewis MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Professor Deirdre Heenan, Provost of the University of Ulster Magee and Coleraine, to our Employment Training Centre in Derry’s iconic City Factory.

Our doors are open

On Monday 20th October we welcomed the first participants on the Steps 2 Success programme as we opened the doors to our Employment Training Centres in Newtownabbey and the Foyle following a £1.2m investment in the site development.

An icon in the ‘City of Culture’

Perched in a prime location close to many of the city’s landmarks, the City Factory is steeped in layers of history, and we are proud to add to the story.