Welcome to The Workforce Development Trust Group

A group of sector specialists with over 50 years’ experience supporting workforce development, incorporating Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International.

Improving lives through better skills and better jobs, delivering better services

We are the parent company to a collective of like-minded organisations operating collaboratively to develop the skills of individuals and teams across a broad range of sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

We do this as a group through our brands, who work in different sectors to support workforce development, skills, and learning strategies for governments, employers, training providers, public sector bodies, and private companies.

Get to know our brands

As a group of sector-specific bodies, we operate as one in the delivery of our corporate values and strategies, and are the only not-for-profit organisation of our kind operating across a range of vital sectors to support workforce development both in the UK and overseas. Our four brands hold the same core values and charitable aims throughout all our work, and how we function as a wider group.

Learn more about our group values

The Workforce Development Trust group is made up of talented, sector specialists and corporate services that, together, improve the lives of thousands of individuals by supporting employers to improve skills and enhance jobs across a range of industries.

We’re continually seeking like-minded, passionate people to join us, working across our four brands, in health, justice, hospitality, retail, travel, and aviation, or in one of our corporate teams.

Read more of our values at the Workforce Development Trust


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  • Consultancy Senior Programme Manager

    The Senior Programme Manager (SPM) oversees the successful delivery and coordination of all major projects of work.

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  • Client Director

    The Client Director will oversee, develop and manage service offers to our clients.

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As part of our International Women's Day series of interviews, we hear from Candace Miller, Managing Director of SFJ Awards

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IWD2024: An interview with Lisa Winward

This year’s theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion’ resonates deeply with North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Lisa Winward.

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