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The GetMyFirstJob Way

GetMyFirstJob. Helping you do just that.

GetMyFirstJob is all about helping you achieve success. But we recognise that everyone has a different idea of what that means. And everyone will get there in different ways. So, we’re here to make the choices clear. With GetMyFirstJob, taking the first step to a great future has never been easier.

At GetMyFirstJob we set out to do one thing: help you get your first job. It’s that simple. That meant creating a really useful tool – not just another site full of hard to understand information about your choices, or a jobs website. From Traineeships through to Apprenticeship opportunities that may well lead to a foundation degree. We believe that getting the right support is essential to make the right decision. And with GetMyFirstJob comes a whole new way to do just that.

Five steps to GetMyFirstJob success:

  1. Register your details with us – it only takes ten minutes!
  2. Explore your options
  3. Discover what path’s right for you
  4. Search our apprenticeship vacancies
  5. Apply for any vacancy with just a single click

From the beginning our goal was to make it easier for young people to get into work, faster. Enabling them to explore their choices. And putting them in touch with opportunities that match their interests and ambitions. We’ve got lots of amazing employers that advertise with us. And a range of great training providers and colleges behind us. With GetMyFirstJob you can discover more about the different paths that can lead to success and be amongst the first to see new opportunities – no matter where you are in the country, or where you want to end up in your job.

Plus, you can join GetMyFirstJob on Facebook to find out how other candidates are doing, share your thoughts, get advice and ask questions.

Whether you’re thinking about doing a traineeship to gain more experience. Getting straight into an Apprenticeship. Or taking the next step in your training on a higher level apprenticeship, GetMyFirstJob will open the door to great opportunities that will let you earn, learn and gain vital work-based skills and experience.

How it works:

There are 1000s of opportunities advertised for Traineeships, Apprenticeships or training, offered by colleges and training providers across the country. They will be pro-actively searching for the right candidates to meet their employer’s needs on a daily basis. All you have to do is tell us what your interested in and we’ll do the rest. Once you’ve signed up you can search and apply with the click of a button. Plus providers will also begin matching you to opportunities using the following criteria:

  • Your job interests
  • Your exam results (actual or predicted)
  • Your location – how far would you have to travel to your job, whether on foot, or by your own or public transport?

If you’re shortlisted as a potential candidate, the training provider will get in touch to arrange a short telephone interview, at a time that suits you. It’s here when you’ll be given more details about the role and the company to help you prepare for a possible face-to-face interview (and don’t worry – we’ve got lots of handy hints and tips on preparing for interviews).

After your face-to-face interview, you’ll be contacted by the person managing the vacancy, who will let you know how you did, and if you’re successful, what happens next.

And don’t forget, while you’re waiting to be contacted, you can login any time to keep your profile up to date, upload your CV or search and apply for vacancies.

Need more information?

If you still have a question that hasn’t be answered or you just require further advise, fill in the contact us form. If you need help registering or with the system take a look at the GetMyFirstJob Frequently Asked Questions to see if we can answer your question.

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Go to the GetMyFirstJob Home Page and click the “Sign Up” button and follow the 4 page application process, it takes less than 10 minutes. Once you have completed the registration, to make your profile more desirable, ensure you have completed the ‘About You’ section with as much detail as possible as well as uploading your CV to the ‘Documentation Tab’.

The GetMyFirstJob system does not have an upper age limit for applicants. We have lots of different Training Providers and Colleges using GetMyFirstJob to fill their vacancies, each organisation recruits people of different ages and qualifications to suit the individual vacancies.

Log on using your username and password, click on ‘My Profile’, then select the ’Document Tab’ which will allow you to select and upload your CV orr other documents which may help you secure a job. Please note the CV needs to be less than 1MB and a word or PDF document. The document must be without any punctuation or symbols in the file name.

As soon as you have completed the sign up, your details will appear against vacancies in your area, meaning Training Providers and Colleges will begin matching you to jobs that match your interests. If you would like to search and apply for specific jobs simply click on the ‘Search Vacancies’ tab on the right hand-side of the page. Once a Training Provider or College matches your details to a vacancy they will contact you via email, telephone or text message, so be sure to keep your contact details up-to-date.

When you registered with us you will have received confirmation emails from the GetMyFirstJob team with these details included so it is worth checking your inbox. It might also be worth checking you ‘spam’ or ‘junk mail’ folders. Don’t worry if you cannot locate these emails, if you know your ‘User Name’ you can request to ‘Retrieve Password’ on the login screen and it will be emailed to the address you provided during you registration. If you have forgotten your user name or your email address has changed since you last logged in, please email us

There are a few ways to search and apply for vacancies.

  1. Log on using your username and password. Click on the ‘My Profile’ button at the top of the page. Then click on the ‘Job Search’ at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click on the “Search Vacancies” orange tab located on the right hand-side of every page of the website.
  3. Download the GetMyFirstJob app and begin your search. All of your search criteria will be saved to make it even easier to find out about new vacancies that fit your interests as they are added. You will only need to login when you want to apply.

When searching you can select the distance from your home address and the types of jobs you are interested in. When you have found a vacancy that interests you, click the “More Info” button and you will be directed to the Vacancy details. When you have reviewed the details of the vacancy you can apply by clicking ‘Apply Now’.

To review all your job applications, click ‘My Profile’ followed by ‘Job Applications’ you will then be able to view you current status against all of vacancies you have applied for.

The GetMyFirstJob team have set the distance to 30 mile to enable you to be matched to job opportunities and training in your local area. We feel you will not get the most out of your apprenticeship training and wage if you have to travel long distances daily.

To see the status of each application simply login to your profile where you will be able to view all of your applications and their progress. If you still require further information, you will need to contact the relevant Training Providers or College managing that particular vacancy. To find out the contact details of the person managing the vacancy login to your profile, take a look at your applications, click on the relevant vacancy and review the ‘Vacancy Details’ on the GetMyFirstJob website. You will then be able to discuss your application with the team managing the role you have applied for directly.

It is sometimes possible that the reference number or job description has been changed by the person managing the vacancy - the best way to view the vacancy in this case is to; log into your profile, select job search, leave the reference number blank and change the radius of your search to 30 miles, that way any vacancies that match your criteria in your area will appear.

On your initial registration you are able to insert a NAS reference number if you have found a vacancy on the National Apprenticeship Service. It is also possible to search for a vacancy using the NAS Reference once you have signed up.

If you have any other qualifications you would like to tell us about; do this by going to ’ Your Profile’ and adding them to the ‘Other Information’ section in the text box entitled, ‘Other Achievements’.

Log on using your username and password, click ‘My Profile’ button at the top of the page; PLEASE ensure you save your profile before you log out.

If the vacancy you applied for is no longer appearing in your ‘Job Application’ or ‘Job Search’, it means the role has unfortunately been filled. But please do not worry! You will be considered for all vacancies in your area- even the ones you have not applied for. Every few days log onto your profile and search for jobs you are interested in to keep ahead of the game.

Please try using a different browser such as Firefox and Google chrome- these two browsers work best with GetMyFirstJob. To download these access Google chrome or Firefox

Firstly if there is anything we can do help you further that has not been fulfilled so far, please do contact us and we will be happy to help. If you still wish to delete your GetMyFirstJob account please log in, click on the log in details (the blue button) on the bottom of your profile page and then a new screen will appear with your details in and a button which gives you the option to delete your account with us.

If you still have a question that hasn’t be answered or you just require further assistance fill in the contact us form.

  • Stephanie, Sales Apprentice

    “The GetMyFirstJob registration is idiot proof. It is really simple with step by step instructions. I was so impressed by how quickly someone contacted me on GetMyFirstJob after I had spent months looking for a position elsewhere. I had thought about higher education but after three years at Uni there is no guarantee of a job, and with an apprenticeship you earn while learning. Experience is much more than qualification. I started my apprenticeship last month and its brilliant-I love it.”


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