Skills North West Employment Brokerage Service

Do you need to find proficient, motivated entry-level staff to add to your work force? 

We find you candidates, bring them through our selection process, train them to be work ready to your specifications through our FREE pre employment training programmes, then finally, present them to you for interview.

All of our FREE Pre-employment Training (PET) courses play an important role in preparing individuals for the world of work. We provide you candidates who are work ready for your vacancies and who understand what the job role entails.

Getting involved in a pre-employment training programme is a great way to help people get ‘work ready’ and support more people into work in your organisation.

OUR training courses are built around your company needs, ensuring we find the right positive and motivated candidates to better support your business needs.

We will source potential candidates for you, screen them, provide them with a tailored training programme and prepare them for your organisation’s selection process.

The Pre employment training is usually delivered over 2-3 weeks in one of our Eight (8) training centres (4 in Cityside, 1 in Waterside, 1 in Strabane, 1 in Lettershandoney, 1 in Claudy & 1 in Castlederg) across the DC&SDC area.

As a group, working together we will:

  • Source a diverse spectrum of candidates 
  • Screen each individual candidate to ensure they all meet the ethos of your company Brand
  • Put all successfully screened candidates through an intensive Pre Employability Training course aimed at improving their career prospects and skills levels according to the job requirements of the available positions
  • Qualify each candidate up to Level 1, ensuring they are all at the skills level to progress through to interview stage
  • Support each candidate throughout the Interview process with Information, Advice and Guidance

Why Use Skills North West

The most important asset of any business is its staff. Finding trained and motivated staff is key to being competitive and successful; it is also an expensive and time consuming aspect of running a business.

This is where we can help:

At Skills North West we can help to ensure you recruit the right people for your business through our rigorous selection process where we select candidates based on your requirements and you will always have the opportunity to interview and assess candidates to make the final decision.

The services Skills North West deliver can:

  • Save you money
  • Save you time
  • Help you find the best people for the jobs you need to fill
  • Help you increase your productivity and profitability through actively supporting you in the recruitment process

To discuss your recruitment needs you can ring Ciara Ferguson or Rory Mc Parland on 02871358787 or email us:[email protected]


As a local employment support provider Skills North West want to help unemployed and economically inactive individuals in the Derry City & Strabane District Council Area get back into work.

What you can expect



We can come and visit you on site to speak about your recruitment needs. We’ll ask you about the key skills required to fill your vacancy and have a proper look at what your business does, thus ensuring we can fully inform any potential applicant of the requirements.



Once we establish what you need, we will start to source the applicants. We use a range of methods to source applicants including a review of our exisiting Skills North West database of unemployed and economically inactive within the DC&SDC currently enrolled with Skills North West, job boards and social media. We keep your information confidential during this process.​



We will hold a session that all of our candidates will attend. This gives us a chance to screen them before training begins as well as giving the candidates the chance to decide if this opportunity is right for them.



Our 2/3 week course will begin the Monday after the open day. During this point, everything that has been discussed during the workplace assessment will be addressed and put into practice. 



This is where you get to meet the candidates that have been through our training course and conduct a formal interview. We will work with yourself and the candidates to arrange a suitable time/date for an interview.



Following the interviews, you will provide us with feedback on all candidates so we can arrange a start date with those who have been successful, and continue to develop and support unsuccessful candidates.