Jacqueline McAree, 57, from Ardoyne, is a mother of four who enjoyed working and meeting new people. 
Alastair Nixon, 27, from Belfast, had struggled to secure employment since leaving school. It had been a long road of zero hour contracts and casual working. 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark is a 24 year old male from the Ballysillan area who had worked for Tesco after leaving school in 2007. 
Newtownabbey man Ian, had been unemployed for almost 11 years – a period in which he became the full-time carer for his mother-in-law and then his own mother. 
Since 2017, Belfast City Council have been working with businesses from different sectors to run a range of employment academies with the aim of helping people into employment. 
Investing in the Development of 'Soft Skills' for the Workplace. 
“Being made redundant at the age of 60 left me feeling like I had very few options.” 
After 12 years of working in call centres, our Client, Dean, was looking for a new avenue of work – one where he could develop a career. 
Client, Lizzie, first connected with the LEMIS+ project via an outreach initiative in North Belfast. 
Our Client, Wayne, is a 33 year old male from East Belfast who hadn’t been in full time employment since 2013. 
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