Extern Works

The Extern Works programme supports those who are considered to be the furthest removed from the labour market and who may come from a disadvantaged background such as those who are homeless, ex-offenders, refugees, individuals with mental health issues and individuals with learning difficulties.
The programme provides a range of vocational, soft skills and personal training to adults who are unable to access mainstream provision due to their homelessness, learning disability, poor mental health or offending behavior.

Extern Works is based over 3 main sites, where we offer training and qualifications set within a supported training environment. The project also offers out-reach training within the community.

Extern Works

We offer our services to referred clients based from the Greater Belfast area. All courses are fully accredited and delivered by highly skilled tutors who will support each service user to reach their full potential within the following areas:

  • Catering
  • Engineering
  • Joinery
  • Electrical
  • IT Skills
  • Business Administration
  • Warehousing
  • Waste Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Forklift Driving

Transport is also available from various pick up points throughout the city to enable service users to access the training and support services.

Extern Works has led the way in developing learning and employability skills to people with a range of disadvantaged backgrounds. We design and deliver employment skills training to meet the requirements of our commissioners and service users. Our approach and high standards has made us a leading provider of these services in Northern Ireland. Recognised by commissioners for our innovative approach and best practice, we have ambitious plans to continue to expand our services in 2016/17.

If you would like more information or if you have someone in mind that would like to avail of the training available please ring us on 028 90 994241 and ask for Laura.

This project is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department of the Economy

Extern in Northern Ireland
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: CHY15770
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Charity Number: NI00263
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333