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The Career Foundations Programme

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

Guaranteed job interview

Personal one to one career coach

Access to exclusive jobs in a sector of your choice

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 are offering you the opportunity to undertake first-rate training and a guaranteed job interview in a field of your choice. With support from our nurturing team, you’ll gain access to new skills and job opportunities to build your career.

Dedicated to giving you the opportunities you deserve

Work with the most exciting and innovative companies in the UK

We have a range of exciting jobs available for you – including but not limited to events, marketing, construction, hospitality, film production, data analysts and technology development.  

As a part of our programme you will obtain a guaranteed job interview with real world experience to develop and prove yourself in a sector of your choice.  You’ll also have a personal career coach to prepare you specifically for your chosen field, to give you the best chance of securing a job at the end of the programme. 

You’ll benefit from: 


Guaranteed job interview


Professional CV and interview coaching


Two-week hands on experience in a sector of your choice


Support to pass Maths and English qualifications


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

View a handful of our available job vacancies below:

We celebrate our differences by understanding your preferences won’t be the same as someone else’s. That is why we work with hundreds of employers across a range of job sectors to secure a placement that ticks the boxes for you.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? 

Don’t worry; we have new opportunities every day that our team can explore with you. 

A programme tailored to your needs and ambitions

How does the programme work?

Shape your pathway to success

You’ll join a flexible programme, in which you’ll work one to one with an expert career coach to perfect your skills for work over 4-6 weeks.

When you’re ready, you’ll begin your 2-week work trial within a sector of your choice; this is your opportunity to display your qualities and secure a job offer.

Step 1
Register your interest
Let us know you'd like to join the programme! From here our dedicated engagement team will help give you an overview of the programme and understand what you'd like to get from it.
Step 1
Step 2
Tell us about you
Once you've spoken with our engagement team and would like to proceed, we'll invite you to an online enrollment session. This is where you'll register your details and complete a handful of initial evaluations for us to cater the programme to suit you.
Step 2
Step 3
Meet your career coach
You'll be introduced to your personal career coach who will work closely with you over 4-6 weeks with various remote workshops specifically preparing you for your job sector of choice.
Step 3
Step 4
Job interview
When you're ready for your work placement, your dedicated account manager will work with you to secure you a two week job trial in a sector of your choice. This is your time to impress and secure a job offer!
Step 4

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

Don't just take our word for it...

We’re dedicated to giving you the opportunities you deserve.

"Life changing"
This course can completely change your path. If you see yourself in a different environment, this course can get you there. One-hundred percent recommend this to anyone in a similar position.
Recruitment Consultant
"I cannot believe this has actually happened!"
I have really enjoyed the course and can definitely say I have learnt something new in each session. I thought the use of Menti was one of the key things that made it so enjoyable as the interactive quality meant it was more interesting than just sitting and listening. I’d also really like to thank you for your support throughout the course, always remaining enthusiastic – it meant the sessions were truly very enjoyable.
Digital Creator
"Blown away by the opportunity"
The course really took me by surprise, I was skeptical at first but I was delighted with the variety of useful elements the course offered. Once the training was finished Career Foundations did fantastically in finding me a role I loved. I would absolutely recommend someone like me trying to get a career started.
Junior Resourcer
"Defintely recommend this programme"
My experience was really interesting because I had the chance to learn different things in detail to think about and say my opinions. This course helped me gain confidence in job interviews and just speaking to new people; it has helped me improved my CV and my ability to believe in myself and achieve the goals that I have set for myself and future.
Digital Marketing

We are here from start to finish to support you and guide your journey into work


We hope we’ve answered some of your questions below. 

If not, please get in touch by completing the form here.


Am I eligible for a place?

If you are aged 19-24, eligible to work in England, and not currently in full-time 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. 


Why a two-week work trial?

Too often, amazing people are missed through a regular one-hour interview process. This programme gives you the chance to go beyond the experience you have on paper and prove yourself in a real work environment over a sustained period of time. 


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 develop your confidence and support you throughout your programme – including during your two-week work trial.


What will I learn during the training?

Click here to see some of the modules you’ll cover during your preparation for your job interview. 


I don't have English or Maths qualifications. Is this a problem?

This is no problem whatsoever. We have specialist skills for business team who will help improve your confidence with Maths and English and gain the skills you need during the programme. 


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 trial within an hour’s journey from your home.

Supported by the government, our service is entirely free

The Career Foundations programme is government funded

The government supports this programme to help give young people the job opportunities they deserve. It is entirely free for you to participate.


Career Foundations is part of Corndel Ltd. Corndel is a multi-award-winning training company that works with the UK’s largest and most successful companies. We’ve applied all the award-winning elements of Corndel to the Career Foundations programme – from amazing coaches to innovative delivery of skills to give you the best foundations for building your career.

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We’re looking forward to receiving your application

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We’re looking forward to receiving your application

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