Our Company

GetMyFirstJob and The Talent People were established to help companies access the talent they need, when they need it. We use a wide range of technologies to help candidates become better informed about the opportunities that are open to them so that when they start work, it is based on an informed decision having considered the options. As a result we help to break down the barriers that exist; from challenging the gender stereotyping of industries to sharing the many new opportunities available through apprenticeships. Through this work, employers large and small can access better, more informed candidates who become the talent of the future.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help employers access and employ the talent of tomorrow by using innovative technology to inform young people about their options and create effective and efficient routes into training and employment.

Our Story

GetMyFirstJob and The Talent People started life as a series of projects with national training providers to help them improve the way in which they delivered the recruitment of young people. Our work exposed both the lack of understanding of apprenticeships and other options open to young people, as well as the lack of an effective system to manage the attraction and recruitment process. As a result, we developed GetMyFirstJob – a site for candidates to explore the options open to them, as well as a jobs board where they could apply for roles. This was a jobs board with a difference though. Powered by the Talent Portal, candidates who couldn’t find the role for them could also be accessed by recruiters nationwide for other opportunities. Within a couple of years, over 100,000 young people had registered, and the site now has over 420,000 profiled candidates and over 1.5 million visitors a year. The company’s Recruitment and Application Tracking System has been used by over 200 companies and 1,200 recruiters to place tens of thousands of candidates into work.

David Allison
Founder and CEO

David's is an engineer by background, but made the transition to learning and development where he has spent the last 20 years. His passion is bringing together the best of technology with organisational development to help create high performance organisations.

David Allison
Founder and CEO
John Parkes
Founder and Commercial Director

John has been involved in the work based learning sector for the majority of his career across various industry verticals. As a highly experience sales and marketing professional, John has driven the ethos of the Talent Portal and the company's approach to efficient and effective recruitment techniques for our clients.

John Parkes
Founder and Commercial Director

What We Do

The Talent Portal

The Talent Portal - The UK's only Recruitment and Applicant Tracking system that comes with tens of thousands of applicants ready to be placed.

Managed Recruitment

From one-off roles to outsourced recruitment teams, turnkey recruitment solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Media and Attraction

Multi channel digital attraction and engagement solutions; from emails to integrated campaigns, we raise awareness of opportunities and create applications

Consultancy and Custom Platforms

From advice on the Apprenticeship Levy to the creation of custom platforms, we make our unique knowledge and technology work for you.

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

Tom Moran

Truro and Penwith College

GetMyFirstJob is the most responsive system on the market.

For your investment into GetMyFirstJob it is absolute value for money - in fact the return on investment can be realised in just one day of using it.

The Most Responsive System on the Market

Ian Grant

Amazon UK

GMF have been a proactive partner in helping Amazon source high quality candidates for our engineering apprenticeship programme across the UK. They have given excellent customer service to myself and the candidates, which has helped to ensure a very smooth recruitment process.

A Proactive Partner

Carole Carson

CEO, Babington

We have been working with the team for some years now. They are very knowledgeable and supportive. They make sure they understand our business and highlight areas where we can make improvements in order to maximise efficiencies, and support learners and employers, in using a seamless approach.

Knowledgeable and Supportive