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There are thousands of jobs available in a range of different industries like logistics, food retail, agriculture, care and the public sector. You may never have considered these types of jobs before, but your experience and transferable skills could make you perfect for them.

Find out about the types of jobs that are recruiting right now.

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Spotlight on Care
There is a nationwide need for more care staff. The Department of Health & Social Care is running a major...
Transferable skills can make you really stand out to employers, even if you don’t have specific experience in their industry....
Female interviewee smiling with thumbs up
Ever thought that agency work isn’t for you? Think again. You might be surprised by the range of jobs they...
With support from New Enterprise Allowance Razan set up Yorkshire Dama Cheese. Three years later she is an award-winning entrepreneur...
This page lists some of the national recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. There are currently vacancies in a...
Whether you are starting out in your career, changing jobs or moving from a different sector there are a wide...
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What is a sector-based work academy programme (SWAP)? Sector-based work academy programmes (SWAPs) are an opportunity to learn new skills...
Hospitality to retail
Four popular myths about working in food retail, busted
Thinking of a new career in engineering? Here’s what you need to know about skills, salary, what to expect on...
Thinking of a new career in banking? Here’s what you need to know about skills, salary, what to expect on...
Innovative and exciting, the green energy sector has lots of opportunities and many different career paths. And with the Government’s...
Female delivery driver with her hands on the wheel of a van
If you’re on the look-out for a new job opportunity, the logistics industry could offer more than you realise. Here’s...
If you’re on the lookout for a new job that offers a flexible schedule to fit your lifestyle, working as...
Armed forces
Whether you choose the Royal Navy, Army or RAF, a career in the Armed Forces can be like no other....
Police woman in uniform
Being a police officer means you’ll serve your local community, protect the public, prevent crime, and provide support to victims....
Prison and probation service.
Working in prison and probation services means working in a critical role which can be hugely rewarding. If you have...
Man working in IT with three computer screens
If you’re on the look-out for a new job opportunity, the Information Technology (IT) industry could offer more than you...
Male student smiling holding some books
If you’re leaving education or training and looking for a career in the creative industries, Lucy Ferguson, CEO at London-based...
Civial service
A career in the Civil Service is an opportunity to make a real difference. The Civil Service delivers public services...
Women on production line
Food and drink production is a vibrant, innovative and exciting industry. It’s the biggest manufacturing sector in the country (larger...
Spotlight on agriculture
Watch the video to find out how Rose is spending her summer being paid to work in the countryside. There...
Teaching. Every lesson shapes a life.
Teaching is a career like no other. There aren’t many jobs where you go home each day knowing you have...