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People 1st

People 1st is the sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism in the UK.

People 1st represents a total of 24 industries. Together, they contribute over £63 billion in GVA each year, and employ approximately 2.9 million people in more than 419,000 establishments.

Their stated aim is to engage with as many employers and employees as possible within each of these industries, making the case for skills and productivity.

The 24 industries that sit within the People 1st footprint are:

  • Aviation
  • Bus
  • Coach
  • Community transport
  • Contract food service providers
  • Driver training
  • Events
  • Gambling
  • Holiday parks
  • Hospitality services
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Light rail/tram
  • Membership clubs
  • Pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Rail
  • Restaurants
  • Self catering accommodation
  • Taxi and private hire
  • Tourist services
  • Transport planning
  • Travel services
  • UK Waterways
  • Visitor attractions

Their strategy is centred around conducting research, providing vocational learning and developing training solutions.