Become a Trainee.

Friends First is a place of opportunity for anyone willing to work hard in order to change their circumstances.

What Friends First offers

No matter your history or background if you are motivated to get back into work and are able to work at least 1 day a week Friends First could offer you a turning point in your search for employment and a brighter future.


Friends First understand that there can be many barriers to employment and that over time a person's confidence can only take so many knocks but no matter the barrier, or the time you might feel you need, Friends First will work with you at a pace that you can manage.


Friends First offer a wide range of opportunities, from maintenance and furniture manufacture, through to catering, cleaning, office work, and conference centre experiences.


All Friends First trainees give their time voluntarily understanding that there is great value in gaining new skills, increasing experience, receiving up-to-date references, and getting back into a structure and a working pattern; all within an understanding environment.


Friends First also work with multiple local employers who offer work experience placements and paid employment, making a Friends First trainee work placement a highly valuable opportunity.


Want to apply?

If you are interested in knowing what it would mean for you to be a trainee on our Pathways to Employment, then give us a call on 01273 840880.


You can use the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website and we will call you back.


Alternatively, complete our on-line application form here.