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The Career Foundations Programme

Helping you to get the work experience to land the perfect role.

Supporting skills like CV building and interview preparation

Mentoring from experienced coaches

Opportunity to work in your ideal role

We understand the impossible situation faced by most young people today. You need work experience to get a job, but you can’t get experience without a job. That’s why we’ve designed the Career Foundations programme, to exclusively support 19-24 year olds. This is an 8 week programme with an exciting placement in the industry of your choice. 

A work preparation and experience programme for everyone

Work with the most exciting and innovative companies in the UK

We have a range of exciting placements available now – including events, marketing, film production assistants, data analysts and technology development.  

Our 8 week programme is open to everyone. How you did at school is irrelevant to us. We’ve built our programme to provide you with the skills you need in today’s workplace. Over the 8 weeks we will work with you to build your confidence, teach you how to write the perfect CV and shine at interviews, and fill any skills gaps that you think are barriers for you. You will be mentored by business experts and are invited onto a two week work placement in the role and company of your choice. This placement could lead to further opportunities, including an apprenticeship or job offer.


'Try before you buy' in your ideal role


Professional CV and interview coaching


Support to pass Maths and English qualifications


Essential IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Increased confidence to move forward with your career


Support of a professional coach throughout your programme

Exciting opportunities across a range of sectors

Current opportunities

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A programme tailored to your needs and ambitions

Choose your pathway

Pathway 1 

If you already have Maths and English qualifications, and soft IT Skills, this is the pathway for you. In this pathway we focus on providing you with core skills that will give you far greater chance of securing your ideal role. You will also participate in a two-week work placement that could lead to a future opportunity with a leading UK company. 

Pathway 2

If you already have soft IT skills, but you need some support with Maths and English, we will help you to achieve these qualifications, alongside the core skills and work placement in pathway 1.

Pathway 3

If you don’t have Maths and English qualifications, and haven’t had any exposure to IT skills, we will ensure that within an eight-week plan, we cover all of these alongside the core skills and work placement in pathway 1.

You will be supported by an understanding and experienced coach throughout your programme


We hope we’ve answered any questions below. If not, please get in touch by completing the form at the bottom of this page. 


Am I eligible for a place?

If you are aged 19-24, eligible to work in England, and not currently in employment we’d love to hear from you. Unfortunately we can’t accept applications from those with qualifications higher than a Level 3 or A-Levels.


What kind of work placement can I expect?

We work with you from day one to understand where your passions lie and what your ideal role and/or company is. This helps us to ensure we give you the right opportunity. 


What IT skills will you help me with?

We will build your confidence when using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These are the core IT skills most employers look for. If you are already proficient – great, we can cover other things during your programme.


How will my Coach support me?

Our Coaches are experts who really understand the issues you face in today’s job market. They will work with you to restore your confidence and support you throughout your programme – including during your two-week work placement.


Who do I go to if I have a complaint or safeguarding concerns?

At the onboarding stage of the programme we will go through our internal procedures and policies so you know what to do should a problem arise.


Will I be working near my home?

We will always find you a work placement within an hour’s journey from your home. Some of our placements can also be delivered remotely.

"This programme is the best thing I've done for ages and the coaches are amazing. I can definitely recommend this opportunity." Sam, Learner

The Career Foundations programme is government funded

This programme is part of the Government’s National Youth COVID Recovery Programme. It is entirely free for you to participate.

Career Foundations is part of Corndel Ltd. You may have heard of Corndel – an award-winning training company who works with the largest and most successful companies in the UK. We’ve applied all of the award-winning elements of Corndel to the Career Foundations programme – from amazing coaches, to innovative delivery of skills. 

Register today

We’re looking forward to receiving your application

Register today

We’re looking forward to receiving your application

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