Recruitment websites and job boards
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The listings below provide ideas on recruitment sites which may support your job search.
When looking for work generally, it is useful to be aware of the many job search engines which essentially trawl through multiple sites across the web and pull together listings of advertised vacancies matching your criteria. These include sites such as Indeed, Total Jobs, Monster, Jobsora and Jooble.
In addition, look at some of the listings below which link either to sites focusing primarily on the student/graduate market, or on the specific sectors highlighted.
Sites specifically advertising internships or job roles for students and graduates
Gradcracker (STEM areas, especially useful for engineering and IT)
The Big Choice
Aspire (focus on digital, media and marketing)
Iagora (vacancies in the UK and overseas)
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Debut offers a careers app which can be downloaded from their website.
Sites supporting specific groups:
Student Circus, a site catering for international students seeking work in the UK
Vercida specifically advertising diverse and inclusive career opportunities
Seo-London opportunities mainly in finance, law and IT for ethnic minority students
EmployAbility for students with disabilities
MyPlus students club information and a vacancy source for those with a disability
Windsor Fellowship (offer a number of internship programmes for ethnic minority students)
Creative Access (media-based internships for ethnic minority students)
Internship programs (USA)
Internweb (mainly USA)
Interexchange is a not-for-profit organisation which provides paid for services to those aiming to secure an internship in the US. Their website also provides some useful resources open to anyone who wants to explore this option.
CMA Financial Recruitment
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy (CIPFA)
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
eFinancial Careers (roles in accounting and finance)
PQ Jobs (jobs for part-qualified accountants)
Randstad Financial and Professional
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
JFL Search & Selection
Pathfinders Media Recruitment
The Dots - a selection of internship and job roles in the creative sector including marketing, digital media and graphic design
In addition to recruitment sites, it is also worthwhile to refer to the jobs pages of related publications, including:
Arts and Design
Banking and Financial Services
Servoca Education Resourcing
Nursery World Jobs
Education Matters Group
The sites below focus specifically on working in further/higher education and in teaching English as a foreign language
Film, TV, Media, Digital Media
Mandy (TV and film)
Film & TV Pro (most services for members only, but membership currently free for 30 days)
Media Week Jobs
Pathfinders Media Recruitment
The Unit List
Creative Access (provide internships for ethnic minority students)
Function Central and Entertainers Worldwide (hire live music acts and DJs for example for a variety of events)
Formula Won Media Ltd
The Dots - a selection of internship and job roles across the creative sector including digital media
Go Think Big
Food and Nutrition
Health, Social care and Social work
Capita Social Care
Social Work and Care Jobs
Rig Social Care Recruit
Personnel Care Bank
EM Recruitment (social work)
Supply Care Solutions (social work)
British Social Work Jobs
British Association of Social Workers jobs board
Health Jobs UK (administrative and healthcare assistant roles)
BMI Healthcare (administrative and healthcare assistant roles)
In addition, the links below may be of interest:
Compass Jobs Fair is an annual social work fair which takes place in London, typically in November each year
Frontline offers a programme providing an alternative route for social work training
Hospitality, Events Management, Leisure, Tourism and Sport
Event Job Search
International Hospitality Recruitment Ltd
Mise En Place Catering & Hospitality
Careers in Sport
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Journalism and publishing
Institute of Biomedical Science jobs page
NHS job site
chemistryworldjobs jobs page of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Hays Life Science
New Scientist jobs page
Pf Jobs (commercial roles in the pharmaceutical sector eg medical sales)
Jobs in Science
Get reskilled pharmaceutical jobs
Pmlive Sales, marketing & communication jobs in the pharmaceutical industry
Next Pharma Job
Penny Warren (sales and marketing within the life sciences sector)
Guided Solutions recruit life science graduates mainly for sales/marketing roles for the medical devices industry
Network Scientific Recruitment
In addition, for placement opportunities for both undergraduates and recent graduates, vacancies are advertised from time on time on the Cogent website. Those interested in areas relating to microbiology may also want to consider vacancies in the food industry – see the section on “Food and Nutrition”.
Angela Mortimer Third Sector
Civil Society Jobs
Third Sector Jobs
TPP Not for Profit
Bond (international development)
Elevator (social enterprises, charities)
In addition, you may be interested in Charity Works, a nine month programme for graduates interested in a career in this sector.
The following sites provide details of vacancies in the public sector.
Training programmes aimed specifically at graduates are offered in:
Retail, Distribution and Sales
For those interested in working abroad, the country profiles on the Prospects website and the "Working Abroad" section of the Target Jobs site provide a range of helpful resources including job sites and Visa information.
The University of the West of England has developed web pages for international students interested in returning to their home countries. The site covers Central and Eastern Europe, the Gulf, China, Canada, Africa, India and South East Asia.
Another good resource for those looking for work in Europe is Graduateland.
For those interested in working in Africa, refer to Careers in Africa.
The site "Contact Taiwan" is aimed at those wishing either to work in Taiwan itself or in a Taiwanese company located outside the country. Interested candidates can upload a CV and then browse available positions.