Employment and Skills Support

Labour Market Partnership

Mid and East Antrim Labour Market Partnership aims to support more people into meaningful employment.

The Labour Market Partnership (LMP) is a province-wide approach funded by the Department for Communities and comprises of Council, statutory and local employment stakeholders working together to address unemployment, economic activity and improve labour market conditions within the borough.

The Partnership delivers a range of programmes to help our residents gain the work-ready skills, experience or qualifications needed to move into employment or to a better job.

If you would like to find out more about participating in any of our free LMP academies or are an employer wanting to get involved, please contact us via:

E: lmp@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

T: 028 2563 3345

More information on Mid and East Antrim Labour Market Partnership

You can read a summary of our plans on the 2023-2024 Action Plan webpages.

Please see below information on current employment and skills programmes being offered:

Apprenticeship E-Hub

Mid and East Antrim Labour Market Partnership’s Apprenticeship E-Hub is now live for applications, with over 70 opportunities with local employers, at various levels and across the sectors.

Applications can be made now through the Apprenticeship E-Hub at App E-Hub.

The pilot project, which is run in partnership with Workplus, is designed to better connect employers with early talent and simplifies the recruitment process for apprenticeships by connecting opportunities and applications in one online place.

Applications opened on 13 May and close at 12pm on Friday 31 May 2024.

Plant Operators Academy

Are you interested in working in the construction sector and want to explore further opportunities in careers as a plant operator?

If so, boost your skills through this practical Academy funded through Mid and East Antrim Labour Market Partnership – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.

This Academy is open to residents of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus) who are 18 and over and have the right to work in the UK.

Preference will be given to those who are unemployed, economically inactive or who are in part time work (less than 16hrs).

Training will be offered in the following CSR Plant:

  • CSR Digger (360o excavator)
  • CSR Dumper (Forward tipping dumper)
  • Telescopic Handler 


  • A chance to obtain a CSR card including an online Health & Safety (Plant Achievement) Test
  • The opportunity to choose from one of three qualification - CSR 360o Excavator (Digger), CSR Forward Tipping Dumper, CSR Telescopic Handler
  • Personal development skills including communication and teamwork; and
  • Meet local employers and get support to apply for suitable vacancies.

No previous experience is necessary but a desire to work in the construction sector is preferable.

Training will be delivered at BSD Training Ltd, 98F Carryduff Road, Lisburn, BT27 6YL and full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Register online by completing our SurveyMonkey form – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

Upcoming events

Date & Time Location Event details
Thursday 20 June 2024, 11am - 2pm Carrickfergus Town Hall

Health, Wellbeing and Employability Event 

Further details to follow