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Ards and North Down Labour Market Partnership

Ards and North Down Labour Market Partnership (LMP) work collaboratively with statutory, voluntary and community organisations to assess need and improve local labour market conditions.

Ards and North Down established its Labour Market Partnership in August 2021 when the Department for Communities (one of the Department’s within the Northern Ireland Executive) made funding available for the establishment of Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) within each of the 11 Councils in Northern Ireland.

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Since 2022, over 400 people from Ards and North Down have taken part in LMP Academies, gaining employment and qualifications.*

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Learn more about our participants journeys….

Listen to Amanda, Field Care Manager for Caremark NI.

Amanda participated in training funded by Ards and North Down Labour Market Partnership, Industry- Led Training Bursary Scheme, including Mental Health First Aid (Aware NI), Loss and Bereavement (Cruse), Understanding Acquired Brain Injury (Headway), Dementia-Responding to Distressed Behaviours and End of Life Care (Alzheimer’s Society) to help her acquire new skills for career progression.

This training enabled Amanda to progress in the organisation from Field Care Supervisor to Manager and open an entry level position.

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*Figures stated are approximate and based on 22/23 and 23/24. Academies are still running so current year total to be updated.

Labour Market Partnership programmes are subject to confirmation of funding from Department of Communities for 2024/2025.

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