Excerpted from the United Kingdom Career Guide
Online Job Sites
1Job.co.uk enables job hunters to search and directly link through to recruitment agencies’ job advertisements, employers’ job advertisements and job board advertisements appearing on websites throughout the UK and Ireland. Using unique technology and keyword processing algorithms, high-speed robot crawlers search the web to find thousands of new job vacancies each day. The search engine allows jobseekers to search by industry, county or city, as well as by keywords.
Direct Recruit Ltd
7 Basepoint Business Centre
Tel: +44 1793 608721
Government Employment Resources
Gov.UK replaces the Direct Gov and Business Link websites. It works closely with government departments to bring information for the public together in one place. Universal Jobmatch has replaced the Jobcentre Plus tool. Jobseekers can click on Universal Jobmatch Job Search to look for full- or part-time jobs in the UK and abroad. There also are useful links on various aspects of UK employment.
The Shell Technology Enterprise Programme (STEP) runs a national work experience program offering placements and internships in a diverse range of businesses, from small, high-growth start-ups to major multinationals. Visitors to the website can search by position or program. STEP Placements offers three core programs: Step Classic, project-based placements for students of any discipline during summer vacation; Graduate Step, two- to six-month internships offering meaningful, paid work for recent graduates; and Step into Industry, six- to 12-month placements for undergraduates looking for a sandwich ‘year out’ and with work closely related to their area of academic study. The website also provides links to additional placement and career-planning resources.
Step Enterprise Ltd
14-16 Bridgford Road
Tel: +44 844 248 8242
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
Blue Arrow is one of the United Kingdom’s largest recruitment businesses, with a network of more than 50 branches specializing in jobs in catering and hospitality, distribution and warehousing, driving, industrial and manufacturing, secretarial and administrative. It offers both full- and part-time posts. A branch locator allows jobseekers to choose an office by town and job specialty. The company also accepts applications online. The website offers tips for preparing CVs and articles on various aspects of career development.
Executive Recruiters and Search firms
This global executive jobs database covers a wide range of director and senior management jobs from major employers, executive recruiters and executive search firms. The site advertises permanent executive jobs as well as contract and interim jobs in the private and public sectors. The database includes executive and management jobs from major recruiters and employers across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world covering all sectors including banking, finance, accounting, insurance, legal, IT, sales, marketing, distribution, retail, manufacturing, management consulting, education, government and the public sector. Users can register to receive personalized job alerts by email.
The Financial Times Limited
Number One, Southwark Bridge
Tel: +44 20 7873 4909
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
The Guardian’s jobs website is one of the most comprehensive national newspaper jobs websites, offering a broad range of job-hunting resources. Jobseekers can search for top jobs in such areas as education, public sector, charity, marketing, arts and heritage, and social housing and care. They can get expert career advice from sector professionals, employers and recruiters, and can connect with talented professionals through the Guardian’s 14 professional networks. Users also can see new vacancies first on the Guardian’s Twitter jobs feeds, and sign up for ‘Jobs by Email’ to be alerted to new career opportunities matching job searches.
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This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete United Kingdom Guide.