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Read the latest news from our projects across Central South America, the Middle East, Africa, wider Europe, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

People 1st International wins contract to support Philippines in building management skills of construction workforce

People 1st International has been appointed by the Philippine Constructors Association Inc. to develop and quality assure a fit for purpose management training programme that will transform the skills of supervisory level construction workers in the Philippines’ booming construction industry.

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115 Syrian refugees trained in Jordan´s hospitality sector

A recent project in Jordan has helped 115 Syrian refugees to develop skills required to develop a successful career in Jordan´s hospitality sector. Watch the short video below to hear how this has changed the life of one of the graduates.

First hospitality and tourism sector skills organisation launched in Jordan 

Planning Minister Imad Fakhoury and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti on 06 May 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a sector skills organisation in hospitality and tourism in Jordan.


People 1st partners on European ‘Food for Thought’ project to address sustainability 

Performance and talent management expert, People 1st, is leading on research activity in a European project that aims develop a new curriculum focused on local food systems and sustainable food practices.


WEBINAR: Getting young people into work: Engaging the private sector to bridge the skills gap 

Our executive director, Jane Rexworthy, takes part in a webinar with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development that looks at whether there is a role for the private sector in bridging the skills gap. 

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Dealing with Refugees: from challenges to opportunities visit in Jordan >>

As part of the international conference “Dealing with Refugees: from challenges to opportunities”, participants conducted a field visit to a Jordan Education For Employment customised training sessions for Syrian refugees.

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The Private Sector Youth Initiative presented at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb

The Private Sector Youth Initiative of the Croatian Employers Association and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in cooperation with private companies, professional associations of women and academic institutions was presented at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. The organising partners for the initiative were the Faculty of Electronics and Computer Science in Osijek, the Council of Students and the British consulting firm People 1st.


EBRD supports creating job opportunities for Jordanian youth

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting the creation of job opportunities for young people in Jordan with the opening of the Abdali Mall Recruitment and Training Centre (AMRTC), a dedicated on-site training facility in the country’s capital city, Amman.


Duty Free World Council Academy sets first industry professional standards

The Duty Free World Council (DFWC) Academy has taken the first steps in fulfilling its strategy of establishing professional standards for the industry.