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. Application re-opened for the remaining places.
Application for FIRST was closed on 30 April 2021.
Applicant employers will be notified of the result by SMS and email.
Applicant employers can check the application status, upload supplementary documents and file the quarterly returns on the application portal by using the application reference and chosen password.