How we can help you find work

First College is committed to reducing unemployment and successfully moving people into work. We do this through a number of employment schemes, including:


Traineeships give you real work experience with a relevant employer, whilst learning in college to work towards employment or an Apprenticeship.


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.  Learn more

Work Programme

This is a government backed scheme to get people find work and stay in work. At First College, we provide a variety of work related activities such as work experience and employability training to ensure you are ready for the workplace.  We will also take the time to understand what assistance you may need, and then help you with any barriers you may have experienced – drug addiction, anger management, health issues, housing, legal problems, debt, a skills gap – even childcare to help you back into work. The most important thing to remember – if you really want to get into work –we will do everything possible to help.  Learn more