Online application for FIRST opened on 30 September 2020.
As the total number of new hires applied for has well exceeded 1,500, FIRST was paused for further application effective 18:00 on 20 November 2020.
As of 23 March 2021, over 90% of the 1,500 jobs created by the approved employers have been filled and another 5% of the jobs created are in the process of active hiring. The remaining limited places are now available for application on a first-come, first-served basis subject to the same entitlements and rules of the scheme.
Applicant employers will be notified of the result by SMS and email.
Applicant employers can check the application status and upload supplementary documents on the application portal by using the application reference and chosen password.