Employment Introduction

Looking for work can feel like a complicated process. Look along the left hand side of this page for sections on important considerations when looking for a job.

To find vacancies the internet is a good starting place. If there is an organisation you want to work for, go direct to their website and look at the ‘jobs’ section – it may be called ‘careers’, and if you can’t see it on the homepage, look at the small type at the bottom of the page, or look in the ‘about us’ section.

If you know you want to do a certain type of role – say, work for a charity doing administration – make a list of charities and search direct on their websites. A good search engine for vacancies with charities is Charity Job: http://www.charityjob.co.uk

The Guardian website is has some useful tips on CV’s and interviews. The site has a broad range of vacancies listed and is particularly strong on sectors like the media and health and social care: http://jobs.guardian.co.uk

Try doing a google search for the type of work you are looking for. This can produce a long and confusing list of options, though.

For specific sectors have a look at the following:

Hospitality and catering: http://www.caterer.com

Local government jobs: http://www.lgjobs.com and http://www.jobsgopublic.com

NHS: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk

Retail: http://www.inretail.co.uk