GetMyFirstJob | Where It All Starts For Apprenticeships

About Us

Our Company

GetMyFirstJob and The Talent People were established to help companies access the talent they need, when they need it. We use a wide range of technologies to help candidates become better informed about the opportunities that are open to them so that when they start in a new role, it is based on an informed decision having considered the options. As a result we help to break down the barriers that exist; from challenging the stereotyping of apprenticeships based on age, sector, gender or background to sharing the many new opportunities available to all through apprenticeships. Through this work, employers large and small can access better, more informed candidates who become the talent of the future.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help employers access and employ the talent of tomorrow by using innovative technology to inform people from every background about their options and create effective and efficient routes into training and employment.

How it all started...

Whenever I’m asked why we set up GetMyFirstJob, I always reflect on my experience working for a big multi-national where I was responsible for learning and development. We identified very clearly that no matter how good the training and organisational culture, if the wrong people were recruited into the business, they were still the wrong people.

Although this was a challenge when recruiting experienced staff, recruiting good Apprentices that had the potential to be great was almost impossible. When you think about it, the likelihood of the right candidate finding the right job on the right website at the time when it happens to be posted is so mathematically remote to make it unworkable.

We set up GetMyFirstJob to help solve this problem; by working with people from all backgrounds and finding out what they are really interested in, and not simply making them apply for a job that happens to be available today, we’ve started to transform the way in which people start in the world of work, or choose a new career.

It’s a classic win-win. Candidates find out about roles that really interest them so are more engaged. Organisations – whether business, government of third sector – are able to recruit people that have a genuine interest in their work, not simply people who were told to apply to a job on a website. We’re proud of the fact that since we started, over 2.25m people have used our site to find out more about this approach.

In a busy month, we’re helping over 30,000 candidates to access the right opportunity for them. Working with a team that’s delivered this kind of success gives me a reason for coming into work every day looking for ways to improve what we do even more.

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