Young Persons Employment Initiative

The Young Persons Employment Initiative  is a 10 week employability programme for 18 to 24 year olds who are not in employment, education or training. It is individually tailored to each participant needs to overcome barriers to employment and progress to sustainable employment, further education or training.  The programme, which is part funded by the European Union and the Department for the Economy and aims to assist 400 participants between April 2018 and March 2022

Programme Summary

The Young Persons Employment Initiative supports participants by providing employability training, personal support, advice, mentoring and use of our job search facilities. We engage with a wide range of public and private sector employers to provide work experience and job opportunities for our clients.

Key benefits include:

  • Maximum of 10 weeks work experience
  • Mentoring
  • Use of job search facilities
  • Help with CVs, Applications and Interviews
  • Bespoke Personal Development Plan
  • The option of participating in an OCR Level 1 Employability Qualification
  • Continued support following participation on the programme
  • Travel, Subsistence and child care allowances payable


  • Between 18-24 years of age
  • Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
  • Not participating on any other ESF programme or Steps to Success
  • Living in the Greater Belfast or Newtownabbey areas
  • Bryson FutureSkills was so helpful to me as they helped me gain confidence, more experience, develop my skills, gain employment and progress on with my education

    Nicole Petticrew, YPEI Participant
  • Key Contact


    028 9074 5408
    Stockman House Belfast BT2 7EE
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