Rapid Response Agrifood Employment Programme


Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Labour Market Partnership launch new Rapid Response Agrifood Employment Programme.

The Agrifood Programme will support 20 eligible individuals through a package of support designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to begin a career with an agrifood business in the borough.

What is included?

  • Bespoke training programme covering a range of roles and career pathways within this fast-paced, ever-growing industry; from food preparation and production to team leading, driving, farm working and much more.
  • One-to-one mentoring support, job matching, CV, and interview support
  • Industry site visits, career taster opportunities and the chance to hear from local employers and people working in the sector
  • Individual personal assessment and development plan tailored with support you need such as: Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene and Manual Handling.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to all residents in the borough who are:

  • unemployed, or
  • working 16 hours/week or less, or
  • at risk of redundancy.

Local agrifood employer?

If you are a local employer within the agrifood sector we would love to hear from you too! Help contribute to programme content that meets your business needs and develop a pipeline of new talent for your business.

Further information and how to apply?

To apply, complete a registration form before 5pm on Tuesday 06 December 2022 by clicking here or for more information, please contact People 1st on 028 3833 7000 or email .

The Rapid Response Employment Programme forms part of the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) Labour Market Partnership, a joint public-private sector initiative, funded by the Department for Communities, which aims to ensure that a quality skills provision is driven by demand for skills in the economy, leading to reduced unemployment across the borough.

To find out more about this latest programme, click here.