The Career Foundations Programme
Helping you to get the work experience to land the perfect 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 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
View a handful of our available job descriptions below:
We celebrate our differences by understanding your preferences won’t be the same as someone else’s. That is why we work with thousands 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.
Register your interest
Tell us about you
Meet your career coach
"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.
"I cannot believe this has actually happened!"
"Blown away by the opportunity"
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.