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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:

Public Sector
NHS and social care
Facilities management
Food production
Logistics
Retail
Security
Agriculture
Finance and banking
Hospitality
Construction
Armed Forces

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 website.

It’s important to stay safe when looking for work and to avoid the scams and scammers – so be careful before giving away personal information. There’s some great advice on the Safer Jobs website.


Public Sector

The Department for Work and Pensions is recruiting for people to work in Jobcentres and Service Centres. These roles include work coaches helping people into work. Find out more about work coach jobs.

There are a range of opportunities across the Public Sector. The jobhelp site has more information about working in:


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 thousands of vacancies accessible in England and Wales – you’ll find them on the NHS Jobs website or by going directly to the hospital or Trust website.

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

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

Affinity Trust supports people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland and currently has opportunities nationwide. They’re happy to consider people who have never worked in social care before as support workers. Further Information is available on Affinity Trust’s website.

Barchester Health Care is recruiting nationwide. They also welcome volunteers. Current jobs can be found on Barchester Health Care’s website.

Bluebird Care has several 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. Current vacancies can be found on Bluebird Care’s website.

Bupa has vacancies on Find a job and further information is available on Bupa’s website.

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

Community Integrated Care support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines. Apply on Community Integrated Care’s website or take a look at their vacancies on the Find a job website where you can also search for roles in care.

Care UK is currently recruiting nationwide. Experience is not necessary as they offer learning and development programmes. Vacancies can be found on Care UK’s 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. Opportunities can be found on the Find a job website or on Newcross Healthcare Solutions website.

HC One has vacancies in a range of roles such as care, nursing, housekeeping, maintenance and catering nationwide. Vacancies can be found on HC One’s website and the Find a job website.

For more healthcare jobs, visit the Find a job website.


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 Serco’s website.

Atalian Servest is recruiting cleaning operatives across the UK with a range of employers such as Aldi, Argos, COOP, GWR, M&S, Tesco and Waitrose. Apply on Atalian Servest’s website or check out other cleaning jobs on the Find a job website.

Gov Facility Services Limited provides facility maintenance services to prisons across the South of England. They are currently recruiting, visit the Find a job website for their latest vacancies.

The Compass Group’s website, OCS Jobs website and Sodexo’s website have several jobs available supporting the NHS and in other key sectors including cleaning and customer service roles. For further customer service jobs take a look on the Find a job website.

Elior UK is 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 Elior UK’s website.

For more catering jobs, search the Find a job website.


Food production

We have more advice about working in food manufacturing.

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’s website.

Tulip is offering temporary jobs for production operatives and other key roles. To apply visit Tulip’s website.

Poultry processor Moy Park is looking for factory staff at sites across the UK. See what’s available on Moy Park’s website.

For more food production jobs, search the Find a job website.


Logistics

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

Amazon is recruiting more than 20,000 seasonal workers and expect to have appointed 10,000 permanent roles in sites across the UK this year. A huge variety of roles are available in their fulfilment centres and other locations. You can find the vacancies on the Find a job website, or by picking your local Amazon centre from this list:

Amazon Flex is recruiting for delivery drivers. For more information, visit Amazon Flex’s website.

Royal Mail has a number of roles available on a temporary basis and some opportunities supporting operational colleagues in Delivery Offices and Parcel Sort Centres across the UK. For details on temporary Christmas positions visit Royal Mail’s website.

A range of roles can also be found on their recruitment partner Angard Staffing’s website.

DPD advertise jobs for HGV and delivery drivers, warehouse staff, management positions and support staff, including mechanics. Current vacancies can be found on DPD’s website.

Hermes has positions for delivery drivers and Warehouse personnel in 28 locations in the UK. For more information, visit Hermes website.

DHL has a variety of roles available from management positions to drivers and couriers. Can also sign up for job alerts. Latest vacancies can be found on DHL’s website.

Eddie Stobart has a variety of vacancies nationwide which include LGV C+E Class 1 driver as well as non-driving positions. Latest vacancies can be found on Eddie Stobart’s website.

Clipper Logistics is a retail logistics company based in Leeds which serves retailers selling fashion, tobacco, alcohol and other high-value goods in the UK and Europe. Current vacancies can be found on Clipper Logistics website.

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

Supply Chain Online has jobs in Operations, Procurement, Purchasing, Sales & Business Development, Supply Chain, Transport, Warehouse, Import & Export, Inventory Manager, Logistics. Current vacancies can be found on Supply Chain Online’s website.

Challenge TRG has driving and warehouse vacancies, along with bespoke training programmes relevant to all aspects of logistics as well as a whole host of other qualifications and apprenticeships. The group operates out of 17 UK sites and is one of the largest independent providers of HGV drivers and warehouse staff in the country. For more information visit Challenge TRG’s website.

Extra Drivers has temporary and permanent driver roles advertised across the UK. Visit Extra Drivers website to find out more.

For more logistics jobs, visit the Find a job website.


Retail

We have more information about working in food retail, including busting some myths.

Amazon has positions available in its Fulfilment Centre sites. To apply visit Amazon’s website.

Aldi has vacancies across the UK in stores, logistics, and head office. To apply visit Aldi’s recruitment website.

Lidl has over 800 stories across the UK which regularly recruit for permanent full time and part time Customer Assistants, Cleaners and Shift Managers. To find a vacancy near you visit Lidl’s career website.

Morrisons is currently looking for people to join them in a range of temporary roles, including in stores and logistics. For further details, visit Morrisons website.

Sainsbury’s is 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 Sainsbury’s website.

Tesco has vacancies across the UK. Check out Tesco’s website.

B&M are looking for highly motivated managers with a proven track record of delivering sales, service and store standards in a high turnover, fast paced environment. Interested candidates can register on B&M’s website.

They also advertise a variety of in-store vacancies, security roles, transport/distribution roles and head office roles on the B&M website.

The Charity Retail Association (CRA) has a Volunteer Matching Service portal to link volunteers to charity retail opportunities near to them. As charity shops reopen there is a huge shortage of volunteers. For more information, visit CRA’s website.

For more retail jobs, visit the Find a job website.


Security

Total Security has vacancies across the UK. Apply on Total Security’s website.

For more security jobs, visit the Find a job website.


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 (ALP) has listed opportunities for seasonal labour to help pick British crops. For more details, visit ALP’s website.

If you are looking for a career in the countryside or a related industry, NFU Job Pages website has UK farming, agricultural and rural jobs.

For more agricultural jobs, visit the Find a job website.


Finance and banking

Aviva is recruiting for various roles in finance and banking. Visit Aviva’s website for more details.

There are also various roles available across the UK on the following banks’ websites:

For more banking jobs visit the Find a job website.


Hospitality

Caterer is a leading multimedia brand for the UK hospitality industry with several vacancies. Visit Caterer’s website for more information.

Leisure Jobs currently has jobs in the UK and abroad advertised on Leisure Jobs website, mainly in hospitality and tourism.  

Jobsite has catering jobs in the UK and abroad. Visit Jobsite’s website for details.

Hospitality Jobs UK advertises roles across the UK. They work closely with clients, big and small from hotels, pubs & bars, contract catering, casual dining, restaurants, leisure and coffee shops. For information on vacancies, visit Hospitality Jobs UK’s website.

For more hospitality jobs visit the Find a job website.


Construction

Find out more about working in construction, including how to get into the sector and what to expect.

Careers in Construction are currently advertising roles across the UK. For details, visit Careers in Construction’s website.

The Construction Job is a specialist construction jobsite with roles in the UK and worldwide. Visit the Construction Job’s website for more information.

Totaljobs is currently advertising construction jobs across a wide range of roles on Totaljobs website.

Constructor is advertising for different roles in construction. Further details can be found on Constructor’s website.

We have more information about working in Green Jobs.


Armed Forces

Actively recruiting for full time regular service and part time reserves. Recruit selection centres have now re-opened with appropriate COVID19 social distancing measures in place. Applications are via the service websites:


This page lists some of the national recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. We’re not recommending a particular employer, just letting you know about some of the jobs available. It’s always a good idea to check out an employer first, and always be careful about sharing your information – find out more at the Safer Jobs website.


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 the @JCPJobsPlusMore Twitter account to learn more about national employment opportunities and career information:

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