Steps 2 Success

Steps 2 Success is a programme designed to support local people into lasting employment. People 1st deliver this programme in West Belfast and Lisburn areas in conjunction with the local Jobs & Benefits offices.

Individuals in receipt of JSA and ESA benefits are eligible to start a journey back into work. You will be fully supported by experienced advisors alongside Health & Wellbeing Services for physical and mental wellbeing, addiction support, debt management and social inclusion programmes.

During the Steps 2 Success programme you will receive support to prepare, gain, progress and sustain employment which is fully supported by advisors and our experienced team.

Prepare for work

Individuals and their advisor together will develop a progress into employment plans, monthly action plans, set realistic job goals, discuss needs and barriers and design a professional working CV and cover letters.

Get that job

Once individuals have prepared for work, advisors will provide the support to job search effectively, complete and submit high quality applications, ensure individuals meet employer expectations, prepare for attending successful interviews and complete better off calculations.

Progress into work

Individuals will be fully supported as they start work with help and advice at any time after commencing employment.  Continued guidance will be available throughout to help clients sustain long term employment.


“I thought the job search support in people 1st was very good and the Health & Wellbeing element was very beneficial” - John

“I feel like People 1st really helped me develop my confidence in social situations” - Neil

“I feel like Steps 2 success helped give me an insight into what I needed to help me move back into work” - Jack

Meet the team

Aidan Kelly - Steps 2 Success Manager

Jacqueline McStravick - Compliance Officer

Don Burns - Employment Advisor

Michael Carson - Employment Advisor 

Nadya Daley - Employment Advisor

Mark Wilson - Verification Officer

Rosemary Hart - ESA Support Officer

Katrina McCann - Employment Advisor

Jason McVeigh - Employment Advisor 

Harry Mulcaster-Jones Administrator 

Contact us

Lisburn area                       02892665100

West Belfast area                02890618452

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