The organisation was launched in August 1992 as Dairy Farm Community and Employment Services. Since then continued growth has seen the launch of further offices in South Belfast on the Ormeau Rd, Lisburn, Banbridge, Newry and Ballynahinch and a head office on the Malone Rd, Belfast. The company now trades as People 1st, holding contracts to offer government funded training programmes designed to assist people into employment and enhance the skill level of those already in employment, developing close links with local partners and agencies. Through programmes such as Steps to Work, Training for Success, ApprenticeshipNI, LEMIS, Community Families Support Programme and bespoke corporate training programmes.
We are an accredited centre for OCR, City & Guilds, CEA, Open College Network, EDI/Goal and Edexcel qualifications.
Our mission statement: “To see your ambition become reality”
A leading provider of quality training and educational programmes, we are totally committed to continuous improvement throughout the organisation; appreciating the opportunity to provide a quality service to all our learners. Our staff is dedicated to living by the Values and Characteristics listed below in all our dealings and relationships:
Loyalty, Respect, Quality, Commitment, Accountability, Honesty, Openness, Team player/team worker.
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