Career First - 16 to 18 Work Experience
You can apply for Careers First and start at any time. To apply, please click the link under Courses on the left hand side of this page.
Looking to get your first job and skills to start your career?
Career First is our work experience programme specifically for 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.
The programme offers four to six week placements with great employers, along with support from a careers adviser to guide you on choices in further education.
You can choose to work in a wide range of industries, including Accounting, Business Administration, Childcare, Creative and Media, Early Years, Engineering, Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, ICT and Computing, Science, Public Services, Sport, Travel and Tourism.
The programme also includes support from a Careers Adviser to provide you with guidance on further education and employment, and a £30 a week bursary payment.
At the end of your placement you’ll also be guaranteed an interview for an Apprenticeship with an employer.
What are the levels?
Try our Careerometer on Job Opportunities and Rates of Pay
Try the Careerometer below to find out if the chances of finding work in your preferred profession are good or not and to find out what you can expect to earn.