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This page lists some of the national recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. There are currently vacancies in a wide range of sectors, including the NHS, care, retail, food production and logistics.

Scroll down the page to see the list of vacancies, or choose a sector from the list

Check our local support pages too for information about jobs in your area, and you’ll also find thousands of jobs on the Find a job service.


Public Sector

The Department for Work and Pensions are recruiting for people to work in Jobcentres and Service Centres. These roles include work coaches helping people into work. Roles are being advertised in different parts of the country, and you’ll find the vacancies on the Find a job service. There are currently vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne, Oldham, Glasgow, South Wales, Stoke on Trent, Ipswich, Bristol, and Coventry with new areas being added soon.


NHS and Social Care

We have extra advice about working in social care jobs, including what the different roles can be like, and how your skills could make you perfect for a job in this sector.

NHS England & Wales
There are currently over 14,700 vacancies accessible in England and Wales – you’ll find them at NHS Jobs or going directly to the hospital or Trust website.

The Welsh Government has also developed a Covid-19 job hub for roles in Health and Social Care across Wales.

NHS Scotland currently has 900 vacancies on their NHS Jobs Scotland website.

Barchester Health Care has just under 1361 jobs nationwide. They also welcome volunteers. Current jobs can be found on their website.

Bluebird Care has approximately 550 vacancies in a variety of roles. They are looking for people who are out of work, or on reduced hours and offer flexibility with short term and long term employment opportunities.

Bupa has over 500 vacancies on Find a job. Further information is available on their website.

Lloyds Pharmacy is on the hunt for 1,500 ‘healthcare heroes’ to boost frontline services in its 1,400 pharmacies up and down the country. Apply at McKesson Jobs or check out other pharmacy roles on Find a job.

Community Integrated Care support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines. Take a look at their vacancies here or search for roles in care on Find a job.

Care UK currently have over 1,900 jobs nationwide. Experience is not necessary as they offer learning and development programmes. Vacancies can be found on their website.

Newcross Healthcare Solutions has introduced a new fast-track recruitment process which gives candidates the opportunity to go from application to on-shift in just 48 hours to fill the 740+ which can be found on Find a job or on their website.

HC One have just over 500 vacancies in a range of roles such as nursing, housekeeping, maintenance and catering nationwide. Vacancies can be found on the website and Find a job.

For more healthcare jobs, visit Find a job.


Facilities management

Serco employs people supporting government and other public service providers. They currently have vacancies across the UK ranging from cleaners to catering staff to engineers. To apply visit the website.

Atalian Service has 500+ cleaning operative vacancies across the UK with a range of employers such as Aldi, Argos, COOP, GWR, M&S, Tesco and Waitrose. Apply on their website or check out other cleaning jobs on Find a job.

The Compass Group, Ocs Jobs and Sodexo have over 400 jobs available supporting the NHS and in other key sectors including cleaning and customer service roles. For further customer service jobs take a look at Find a job.

Elior UK are recruiting temporary and fixed term jobs at sites that are remaining open to support key workers. Roles include catering, health, care and cleaning. Apply on their website or find other catering jobs on Find a job.


Food production

Staffline is offering a nationwide recruitment campaign to support the UK’s essential food production service. Employers include 2Sisters, Hovis, Karro and CSM Bakery solutions, apply on Feed the Nation.

Tulip is offering temporary jobs for production operatives and other key roles here.

Poultry processor Moy Park is looking for factory staff at sites across the UK. See what’s available on their website and scroll through other food processing jobs on Find a job.

For more food production jobs, search Find a job.


Logistics

Find out more about working in logistics, including busting some myths about the sector.

Driver Hire Driver is the UK’s largest specialist logistics industry recruiter with over 100 offices, and job opportunities nationwide. They offer over 230 temporary and permanent driving jobs, non-driving work and Driver CPC training. Visit their website for more information.

Supply Chain Online
Over 1,200 jobs in Operations, Procurement, Purchasing, Sales & Business Development, Supply Chain, Transport, Warehouse, Import & Export, Inventory Manager, Logistics. Apply here.

For more logistics jobs, visit Find a job.


Retail

Amazon has positions available in 21 of their 22 Fulfilment Centre sites. To apply visit their website.

Lidl have 4 week fixed term contracts are available at some locations. Applications can be made on the website.

Morrisons are currently looking for people to join them in a range temporary roles, including in stores, and logistics.  Check out their website.

Sainsbury’s are offering positions UK wide and have created a specific section, under the banner of “feeding the nation”, for those laid off from other employers to offer fixed term contracts. Applications can be made on their website.

Tesco has 416 vacancies across the UK. Please ensure you have the correct right to work documents when you apply (passport or birth certificate and NI) Check out their website.

For more retail jobs, visit Find a job.


Security

Total Security has over 500 vacancies across the UK. Apply online at their website.

For more security jobs, visit Find a job.


Agriculture

We have extra advice about working in agricultural jobs, including what different jobs can be like, and how to find vacancies.

The Association of Labour Providers has listed opportunities for seasonal labour to help pick British crops on their website

For more agricultural jobs, visit Find a job.


Finance and banking

Aviva is recruiting for various roles in finance and banking on their website.

There are also various roles available across the UK in the following banks:

For more banking jobs visit Find a job.


Hospitality

The Caterer is a leading multimedia brand for the UK hospitality industry with over 1,000 hospitality vacancies. Visit their website for more information.

Leisure Jobs currently have over 1,500 jobs in the UK and abroad advertised on their website, mainly in hospitality and tourism.  

Jobsite
A jobs board with over 1,700 catering jobs in the UK and abroad.

For more hospitality jobs visit Find a job.


Construction

Careers in Construction are currently advertising over 3,000 jobs across the UK on their website.

The Construction Job specialist jobsite for jobseekers can find Construction jobs online in the UK and worldwide. Visit their website for more information.

Totaljobs are currently advertising over 2,600 Construction jobs across a wide range of roles on their website.


We try to keep this vacancy information up to date. If you spot anything we’re missing, or something we need to change, please email us.

If you’re an employer looking to advertise, then add your vacancy to the Find a job service.

Other places to try

We have extra information for your part of the country – including local recruitments and other opportunities. Check the local support pages for your area, and make sure you also follow your local Jobcentre Plus twitter account.

You can also follow @JCPJobsPlusMore to learn more about national employment opportunities and career information:

Search for 1000s of jobs on Find a job

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Looking for a job might feel challenging at the moment, but there are some opportunities out there – especially in the sectors that are keeping Britain going.

Whether you’re considering a job change, currently unemployed or facing redundancy, the free Find a job service offers a simple way for jobseekers to look for work online.

You can search for full, part-time or flexible jobs from nearly 145 thousand verified employers across the country. Email alerts are available to let you know about new jobs that suit you, and you can upload your CV to make applications easy. Try to highlight skills like teamwork, customer service, networking, people management and others that can be useful across a whole range of sectors and jobs.

It’s quick and easy to register – why not give it a try at gov.uk/find-a-job.

There are video guides online to help you with registering, searching and creating alerts.

Work safely

Work safely

Help keep the country running by going to work in a critical industry, whilst staying safe.

Join the thousands of people in vital jobs by applying for priority vacancies now.

Just remember to follow social distancing advice:

  • Keep 2m away from others as much as possible
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid public transport if you can

See how luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda is making social distancing work in South Wales.

Could you be a critical worker? Apply today at Find a job.

Read more on how to social distance at work on GOV.UK

Are you following us on Twitter?

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Do you follow your local Jobcentre Plus on Twitter? Jobcentre Twitter feeds provide a constant source of jobs in your area, as well as supporting you to apply for them. 

Find a job in your local area

Find your local Jobcentre Twitter account and follow it to get the jobs most relevant to you. There are more than 60 local accounts across the country.

You can also follow @JCPJobsPlusMore which features national recruitments.

If you don’t already have one, it’s free and easy to register for a twitter account.

Speak to employers

Jobcentre Plus is supporting employers that are recruiting to find great people like you. Some local accounts run dedicated “jobs hours” to bring them together with jobseekers and this can be a great opportunity to ask questions about their vacancies.

Know who’s recruiting 

Your local Jobcentre Plus Twitter account will help you to understand who is recruiting right now in your local area and in which sectors. This is very important at the moment as the job market is changing because of Coronavirus.

Rather than looking for the same types of roles you’ve done before, it could help you to consider how your skills could apply to other sectors. Find out more about the thousands of jobs available in vital industries that are keeping Britain running.

Keen on getting started in the creative industries? Here’s how you can get job-ready

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If you’re leaving education or training and looking for a career in the creative industries, Lucy Ferguson, CEO at London-based Mediorite, has some top tips for you…

2020 has been quite a year so far, but as Lucy explains, you can try to use the Covid-19 context to your advantage. So how could you turn lockdown and social distancing into a positive?

  1. Get something for nothing:  Use the time at home to search online for free training and video tutorials for budding producers and videographers. Screenskills.com’s free courses section is a great place to start, but other companies offer free month-long trials… just be sure to set a reminder in your phone to cancel in time to keep it free!
  2. LinkedIn is your friend: Improve your LinkedIn profile – expand your network and then don’t be frightened to ask for advice. Some really experienced freelancers may have more time at the moment, due to the Covid-19 emergency, and they’ll remember what it’s like starting out. So be bold –  you might get more replies than you think!
  3. Hit the festivals – virtually: Apply for places at creative festivals and networking events. There are free places at some events every year and although some face to face ones will be postponed, you should find some are still happening remotely. Some may have bursaries or free places too so be sure to note them down for the future if you can’t apply now.
  4. Create your own work:  Use your time wisely, collate your work to date into a show reel, capture a video CV or collect and edit user generated content in to short films. The Covid-19 outbreak has seen a huge expansion of people of all ages with the time and newly-acquired skills to contribute online and there’s certainly a story to tell.
  5. Get with the programme: Apprenticeships and paid internships in the TV industry at BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and others are a good bet, and will most likely go ahead in the Covid-19 context. so use your time wisely and get ahead of the game. The British Film Institute also runs a scheme for under 19s who was to get into film and their website has a lot of information for anyone just starting out.

More generally, The Prince’s Trust has lots of useful resources and advice for young people to upskill and gain employment while managing your wellbeing.

Stay positive, keep networking and build your skills through practice… that way it will soon be a wrap!

Widen your job search

Job search

While your online job searches are a great place to start, don’t limit yourself when looking for your next job.

Here are some places you should try as part of your job search:

  • Look for jobs in expanding sectors; there are thousands of jobs available in critical industries like logistics, food retail, agriculture and care. Keep your eyes peeled for big announcements in the news and set up Google alerts to help you keep track of areas you’re particularly interested in. It’s also worth checking our regularly updated page on big recruitment drives happening right now.
  • There are a range of other websites where you can find vacancies – check this list of popular online job boards.
  • Send out your CV to companies where you would like to work. Make sure you tailor you cover letter to say why you’re getting in touch with them, what kind of job you are looking for, and why they should hire you.
  • Company websites – Not all employers recruit in the same way, some only advertise vacancies on their own website, where you may be able to apply online. 
  • Newspapers and trade journals – Find out what day your local paper advertises jobs and make sure you pick up a copy. Trade journals are magazines or newspapers about a specific trade or industry, like IT or manufacturing and will likely advertise job vacancies in that field.
  • Word of mouth – Speak to your family and friends to ask if they know of any vacancies, this could help you get to know about potential jobs early and they may even be able to introduce you to the recruiting manager.
  • Social media – Look on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and like or follow employers you may like to work for. You can also follow @JCPJobsPlusMore to learn more about national employment opportunities as well as your local Jobcentre Plus twitter account for local vacancies and support.
  • Social media can be a helpful tool when looking for jobs, but make sure your online presence isn’t hurting your chances of getting a job. Controversial or inappropriate posts can really affect the way employers see you. Consider reviewing your feeds if you’re actively jobseeking.
  • Apprenticeships – Find out what is on offer
  • Self-employment – Search online to find out about more opportunities

Stay motivated, set a GOAL

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A work coach from Jobcentre Plus gives their tips on remaining motivated during those difficult moments when looking for a job:

Every day I help customers to find work and I’m often there at the sharp end when they get those rejection letters from a job they really wanted.

I know how much rejection can hurt in job search, as well as in life. This is my advice for picking yourself up and moving on if that happens.

Get active! Make the most of your daily exercise and pace around the park or take a quick jog. Staying active is the best way to keep yourself motivated. It stops you getting despondent and helps generate new ideas. Treat each day as a new day and keep your body and mind active whatever disappointment you encounter.

Own it. If you weren’t successful at an interview or you’re not getting responses from employers, consider the reasons why. Is there anything you can do differently? Self evaluate and be frank and totally honest with yourself. Don’t forget to also “own” your achievements and have confidence!

Always ask for feedback. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask for this to give you something to build on. Be pro-active and contact employers if you haven’t heard from them since you applied for the job. It shows initiative and puts you in a better position for future vacancies, even if you weren’t successful on the first occasion. It is not uncommon for previous candidates to be employed for future vacancies in the same role.

Learn. Never pass up on a learning opportunity. Does feedback indicate you have a skills gap? If so, what can you do about it? Enrol in study/training, volunteer and ask about work experience etc.. Don’t miss opportunities to move forward.

Never lose sight of your GOAL. Positivity breeds results!

Could you work in the IT industry?

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If you’re on the look-out for a new job opportunity, the Information Technology (IT) industry could offer more than you realise. Here’s some popular myths about the IT industry, busted!

“IT is male-dominated, geeky and complex”

  • Women account for only 17% of IT & Telecoms professionals but the Girls and IT initiative from the E-Skills Sector Skills Council aims to make a difference to both the gender mix and the industry image.

“You have to live in London to get into the sector”

  • It’s true that London and the South East have more jobs than other regions but the total is less than half of all UK jobs in IT.

“There aren’t any jobs in IT”

  • Employment in the IT & Telecoms professional occupations will grow at 2.19% per annum – nearly five times faster than the UK average.
  • The UK needs 21,000 new recruits to the IT sector each year from education.
  • Volumes of IT/ Telecomms vacancies have risen in each of the last four quarters.

Search and apply for jobs in IT at Find a job.

For in-depth job profiles and further information visit the National Careers Service.

LinkedIn? You should be!

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LinkedIn is a social networking site that allows jobseekers to showcase their potential to a wide range of organisations and businesses, helping them headhunt the talent they need. 

Here’s some advice from a work coach from Jobcentre Plus:

Over 6.5 million jobs worldwide are advertised on LinkedIn and for many companies it’s the first tool they use for vetting job applicants.

If you already have a LinkedIn profile or are thinking of creating one, you may be wondering what to include. In answer to this, I would say: anything a future employer would want to know about!

When you create an account, start by using information from your CV to summarise your previous job roles and responsibilities. Remember to talk about the value you added rather than just listing what you did. For instance, ‘answered all incoming calls in a timely manner, resolved queries and when necessary escalated problems to management’ gives a greater sense of what’s involved in the task than simply saying ‘answered the phone’.

When writing your profile, remember not to narrow it down too much so it ends up only being relevant or appealing to one sector rather than to a whole range of companies who could be interested in recruiting you. Concentrate on talking about what motivates you, what you have to offer and your aspirations.

If you’ve done any voluntary or charity work, put it down; 65% of employers have stated that they would form a positive assessment of someone based upon this.

Be very careful to check spelling and grammar on your profile. Prospective employers are unlikely to look favourably on anyone whose personal profile is riddled with typos. In fact, they might just reject you outright.

Include a smart head and shoulders photo (not a selfie!). Many employers ignore someone with an incomplete profile, and this includes the photo. Having a photo also ensures you are recognisable to past employers or colleagues. It can also help you build a personal “brand”. It can be a good idea to use the same photo across all social media sites you are on.

A successful LinkedIn profile needs to be seen, otherwise it’s just a nice web page! Once you’ve set up your profile, the first thing to do is get connected. You can only view the profiles of people in your network. So use the search box to look up previous companies you have worked for, find the people you know, and press ‘connect’.

When you have some connections in place, take a look at their profiles, check out the skills they have listed – if you agree with what they say, press ‘endorse’ (as simple as the Facebook ‘like’ button). They should come back and endorse your skills too.

You will be able to see the connections of each person you make a connection with. Use these to find other people you know and connect with them. Before you know it you’ll have a great network of business contacts and might just be a step closer to getting a new job.