FIRST is a network of services (www.firstnetwork.co) committed to connecting young people, startups and professionals to their wider business community. The business has 3 core services:
Workshops, competitions and accelerator programmes focused on building confidence and skills for students and startups. Our facilitators and activities are recognised by professional accreditation and are designed for undergraduates and postgraduates looking to develop fundamental skills for employment or starting up a business: www.firstnetwork.co/first-startup
An online events calendar and our networking event consultancy. Clients include universities, local government and private businesses looking to increase their profile within their wider business community: www.firstnetwork.co/first-face-to-face
A youth led recruitment agency dedicated to matching young people to jobs, placements, courses and contacts. We’re working with education and business to reduce the skills gap and increase the talent pool for startups, SMEs and corporates: www.firstnetwork.co/first-breakthrough
IMPACT 2018 – 2019: A SNAPSHOT!
In the last year we are proud to be:
- Working with universities, various colleges and schools on their enterprise and employability agendas. We have delivered startup workshops to over 1000 participants with 93% stating an increase in confidence after working with us
- Working with over 500 businesses through the North East’s startup business competition the If We Can You Can Challenge: ifwecanyoucan.co.ukas guests, partners and entrants
- Facilitating relationships with education, learners and businesses by matching, supporting and evaluating 160 meaningful work placements.
Charlotte Windebank firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Director – FIRST Face to Face Ltd (trading as FIRST)