The First Job

First Job is a fellowship program by TDF. It is an after-education program providing focused and sustained support in training and employment of fresh graduates hailing from socio-economically weak backgrounds.

The fellowship program is designed to help fresh graduates prepare for and find their first job.

This is a unique opportunity for students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to gain industry skills, connect with mentors and eventually pursue a career of their choice. The Fellowship is for students coming from low-income backgrounds and those who are struggling to find their first job.

  • Provide end to end support in training and employment

  • Focus on wealth creation and empowerment rather than charity

  • Deploy a highly collaborative model with constant engagement with various stakeholders: Educational institutions, Government, Corporate companies, NGOs and Social enterprises

  • All the stakeholders are engaged from start to end of the program. We strongly believe that results depend on the quality of our partnerships


To connect youth with their first jobs and unleash the energy of youth to help India achieve Goal-8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.


To provide a platform for underprivileged meritorious deserving candidates in finding of their First Job


Develop and support a workforce of 100,000 fellows in the coming decade


We are currently working our pilot First job program. Here are some key highlights


Applications received from across Telangana & Andhra Pradesh


Selected and 47 were trained


Students are in the final rounds of the interview


Corporate partners


Shortlisted and attended for selection conference


employed till date


Training Partners

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Step 1


Apply with all your details and fill the fields mentioned in the form. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Training will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Education: Any degree /Btech/ BE/BPharm/PG/Equivalent education
  • Age: 20-23 as on 01-08-2019
  • Academics: Min 70% in SSC, Inter, Degree (Final year students are not eligible)
  • Family economic status:: Below 2.4L per annum

Step 2


Our team will check your application and verify if you meet our criteria. The Selection day will test your caliber.

Selection Procedure
  • Call for Applications
  • Selection Conference
  • Written test - Aptitude test & SOP writing
  • Communication skills- JAM & GD sessions
  • Personal Interview- one on one

Step 3


The much-awaited training commences an intensive and engaging program to help you polish your skills.

Step 4


Finish your training and see yourself land a corporate job!

Benefits to

  • Pre-program personal counseling and psychometric assessment. Distribution of the appointment letters
  • Career-specific certified courses
  • Special focus to overcome weak areas
  • Interview preparation / Job readiness training
  • Connections to sector-specific mentors


Surge Impact Foundation (SIF) is a Section 8 Company based in Hyderabad working in the areas of nurturing Social Impact Ecosystem, Social Enterprise development, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Known for its program ‘Telangana Social Impact Group’ - TSIG, Surge Impact is the Project Management Unit of the Department of Industries, Telangana is credited to achieving Sustainable Development Goals for the state through unleashing the power of collaborations between the CSRs-NGOs and the Government. We are proud to be associated with Surge Impact Foundation in design and development of the foundation.