Where to Look

When it comes to job hunting, the wider your search, the more chance you'll have of finding your ideal job.

There’s a wide range of online resources ranging from national UK job site portals to more specialist sector specific job sites.  By registering on Jobsite you will not only have immediate access to job vacancies in England, but you also have the opportunity to use your CV to promote yourself directly to potential employers.

Have you thought about registering with a recruitment agency to help boost your job search?  How about using social media to enhance your career prospects?

Don’t forget the more traditional methods too.  Remember that not all jobs are advertised and many are filled by word of mouth or direct approaches. Networking is a great way of getting your name out there and finding out more about a particular career.  

Where to Start

If you are just starting your job search and aren’t sure where to start – take a look at this article. Although targeted at recent graduates, this blog post has some good advice – neatly summarized into 10 tips for anybody looking for a job.

LSE - Careers and Vacancies - Careers planning, Job hunting and Recruitment agencies

Choosing a Recruitment Agency

Thinking about registering with a recruitment agency? Although aimed at graduates, this article provides a useful overview of the pros and cons of working with an agency and how to choose the right agency for you.

Prospects careers advice - getting a job/recruitment agencies

My World of Work

This site, provided by Skills Development Scotland, has some great blog posts and videos on how to get a job ranging from techniques inspired by Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory to practical advice on networking and how to stay motivated during your job hunt. This site really makes good use of short videos which are both informative and interesting.

My world of work

Using Social Media

If you are used to posting and tweeting in your personal life, how about using social media in your professional life too? This guide provides a straightforward introduction to job hunting using social media, with some sound advice on keeping your personal and professional accounts separate.

My world of work - getting a job/ how to use your twitter profile/how to find your dream job

UK National Careers Service

The UK’s National Career Service website is packed full of information on job hunting which is broken down into easy to read sections including job seeking on the internet, advertised vacancies and networking. There’s also a list of useful FAQ’s about signing up to recruitment agencies. We like the dedicated job hunting forum where you can ask for advice from the National Careers Service advisors and members of the public.


Lots of information and links below to search vacancies


Looking to volunteer in fundraising, admin, marketing or communications

Charity job/volunteer jobs

Search and apply for vacancies and opportunities on Force websites

Police recruitment college

Health Careers

NHS health careers - career planning 

UK Fire Service

Fire service recruitment

Royal Air Force Careers

Find out more about a career in the Royal Air Force

RAF recruitment

Royal Navy Careers

Find out more about a career in the Royal Navy

Royal Navy careers

Army Careers

Find out more about a career in the Army

Army Careers

Public Sector Vacancies

Find out more about a career in the Public Sector

Luton Borough Council