Recruitment websites and job boards
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.
If you want to identify agencies advertising vacancies in the field of interest to you, Agency Central is a resource which provides a searchable database, allowing you to find some useful starting points.
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)
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
pfjobs jobs in public finance
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
eFinancial Careers (roles in accounting and finance)
PQ Jobs (jobs for part-qualified accountants)
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
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising also provides information for candidates interested in a career in advertising – there is general information plus a jobs board.
Arts and Design
Arts jobs Online
Adrem (architecture and design)
Aquent (marketing, social media, digital, design sectors)
Fashionworkie (fashion design)
Banking and Financial Services
Insurance Job Vacancies
Lawes Group (insurance)
MW Appointments (insurance)
Hays Financial Services
Adjusting appointments (insurance)
Barbara Houghton Associates
Austin Andrew (investment banking)
E financial careers
Graduate Actuarial Schemes
Gradinterviewprep A comprehensive guide to Management Consultancies in London
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
Jobs.ac.uk (higher education)
In addition, the publications below regularly carry education-based vacancies
Film, TV, Media, Digital Media
Production base This is a subscription website, but a free trial is available for 7 days.
Mandy (TV and film)
Pathfinders Media Recruitment
The Unit List
Creative Access (provide internships for ethnic minority students)
Function Central, Entertainers Worldwide and Entertainment Nation 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
Food and Nutrition
Focus Management Consultants
Your Food Job
You can sign up to receive the digital "Food Matters Live" publications which provides information about careers in the food industry.
Health, Social care and Social work
Capita Social Care
Supply Care Solutions (social work)
British Association of Social Workers jobs board
Health Jobs UK (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
Jobs in Football
IT and Data Analysis
Interactive Selection (Gaming)
IT Graduate Jobs
Cyber Security Jobs
Cyber Security Jobsite
Grads in games (Gaming roles and information)
Data Scientist Jobs
Journalism and publishing
Redwood Publishing Recruitment
Inspired Selection (publishing)
Hold the Front Page
Prospect Solution (freelance opportunities)
The Bookseller jobs portal
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
Jobs in Science
Get reskilled pharmaceutical jobs
Pmlive Sales, marketing & communication jobs in the pharmaceutical industry
Non stop consulting
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
Those interested in areas relating to microbiology may also want to consider vacancies in the food industry – see the section on “Food and Nutrition”.
Legal Week Jobs
Michael Page Legal
All About Law
Target Jobs (law/solicitors)
Roll on Friday (news, views, jobs and training contracts)
Simply Law Jobs
Third Sector Jobs
TPP Not for Profit
Bond (international development)
Elevator (social enterprises, charities)
Smart Thinking (think tank roles)
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.
Jobs go Public
Working for an MP
All police jobs
National Security Careers
In addition, refer to websites of individual local authorities as well as to the NHS job site and the Civil Service job search page.
Training programmes aimed specifically at graduates are offered in:
The NHS - Graduate Management Training Scheme
Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme
Retail, Distribution and Sales
Retail Human Resources
Grocer Jobs Sales and marketing in the food sector
Fashion and Retail Personnel
Four Seasons Recruitment
Aaron Wallis (graduate sales roles)
In addition, The Retail Gazette carries job advertisements
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.