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Employment 1st

‘Employment 1st’ is a good example of one of Newham College’s training programmes. Started in 2011 it is a short, intensive training programme for long-term unemployed people delivered by the Employability and Job Brokerage team at Newham College. The London Borough of Newham has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the country and a much younger age profile than the national average with the highest unemployment rate in the whole of London.

This programme prepares people looking for their first job in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry. It covers core skills required by industry employers and specialist areas of knowledge as well as interview and exam preparation. In almost every case learners finish the programme confident, positive and ready for interviews.