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Searching for work


Finding a job

Job vacancies can be advertised in a variety of ways - newspapers, signs in shop windows, job search websites, company websites, recruitment agencies and even through the grapevine.​

Top 5 Tips for using online job search websites​ 

​1. Set up an email account. Keep it professional, no silly names like ‘’.
2. Use alternative search terms to broaden or target your search (e.g. “manager”, “sales manager”, “hotel manager”).
3. Keep your CV up-to-date. Remember to tailor your CV or application form​ for specific job opportunities.
4. Check for spelling mistakes.
5. Even if you are applying online you can still contact the prospective employer by phone or email for further information or to clarify specific points.

​​​​​​Job Search Websites


General Job Sites


Universal jobmatch The Jobcentre Plus job search. Very easy to use. Good for practical jobs such as plumber, driver or cleaner.

Jobs & Business Glasgow  Supporting residents of Glasgow to secure employment, take part in training and start up in business. A good variety of jobs from Jet washing operator to registered nurse

Job in Scotland Recruitment, jobs and employment agencies hub.

S1 Jobs  Wide variety of Scottish jobs with a separate section for Public Sector jobs.

Talent Scotland Range of jobs including Games, Software, Engineering and Science.

Monster  Offers lots of search options and variables. Searches can be tailored to update you automatically on certain types of job.

Indeed Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Fish4Jobs Offers a wide range of roles which can be searched by sector.

NPU Nationwide Placements UK Work with clients across the UK and have a nationwide database of active, multi-discipline candidates ranging from Graduate to Senior Executive level, delivering candidates across a number of industry sectors.



Gradcracker  UK’s careers website for engineering and technology students.

Prospects  Providing graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience and internships.

Graduate Jobs  Personalised jobs and the latest graduate schemes delivered to registered members by email.

E4S  UK wide student job website advertising part-time jobs to graduate jobs.

GradIntelligence Supporting students in their transition from higher education to employment and further study.

Milkround Student and graduate job website. Register to receive email alerts with jobs matching your preferred location and sector.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau Specialist recruitment agents for students and graduates.

Grad Jobs One stop shop for graduate jobs, career advice and information about the UK’s recruitment events.

Idealist  A place to find volunteer opportunities, non-profit jobs, internships and organisations working to change the world.

All About Careers Information website for young people aged 16-24 with detailed information across 24 industry sectors.


Young Adults

Job or Two  Allows you to search for teenage and twenty year old’s jobs in the UK  Free advice on CVs, resumes, interviews and job searching. Section for jobs that teens can do,

Community Jobs Scotland Creates age-relevant work opportunities for young people within third sector organisations in Scotland.

Apprenticeships In Scotland Caters to Scotland’s youth labour market.

Student Job  Part time jobs such as pet sitter, catalogue/brochure distributor and charity fundraisers.



PRG Recruitment  Recruiter of Accounting and Finance and Business Change professionals into financial services, professional practice and commerce and industry.

Office Angels  Variety of office based jobs which can be searched by specialism.

NewsNow  Search engine for UK classified ads, your one-stop shop for finding the best ads, whatever your job requirements.



Agrirs Recruitment consultancy within the agriculture, horticultural, equestrian, animal health, food and rural sectors, with a focus on jobs and job vacancies within sales, management, marketing, operations, technical and engineering sectors, including Senior/Director level jobs, throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

4xtraHands  Provides professional agricultural recruitment services for farmers and jobseekers including the location of skilled, permanent, temporary and seasonal rural staff for farmers as well as finding suitable work for jobseekers with one of our many registered farmers throughout the UK.


Call Centres

NPU Nationwide Placements UK  Work with some of the UK’s leading organisations to fill their staffing requirements.

Call Centre Helper One of the largest collections of UK call centre jobs and vacancies.

CCA (Call Centre Associates) Recruitment Group of niche specialist divisions operating from 1999.



Contract Scotland Niche recruiter in that they supply staff to the wider construction industry focussing on staff from Site Administrator to Director level on both a temporary and permanent basis.

Careers In Construction Site which offers vacancies in all areas of the construction sector.

Go Construct  Find up-to-date information on the many roles available in construction, including salary ranges, how to apply and job demand.


Distribution and Warehousing

Jobs4Logistics Search the largest selection of logistics and supply chain jobs available anywhere online, including Warehouse Jobs, Inventory Planning Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs, Demand Planning jobs.

NPU Nationwide Placements UK Able to tap into top talent across the Distribution/Logistics and Warehousing industries on a national scale

Jobs4Warehousing The leading warehouse jobs board.



TES  Find a teaching job, non-teaching support or school leadership role in Scotland by filtering region, job title, position, the type of school or subject speciality.

Myjobscotland Site helping you search for Scottish Local Government jobs.

Scottish Council of Independent Schools  Positions currently available at independent schools.  Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East.



OilPro Professional network for oil and gas built specifically for knowledge sharing. With Oilpro, you can stay informed on the latest news and trends, interact with your peers, and share your hard won experience and expertise.

My Oil and Gas Career Explore the wide range of careers in the oil and gas Industry and find the one to suit you.

e Thousands of global energy jobs


Engineering and Technology

r  UK career’s website for engineering and technology students.

Just Engineers Wide range of UK and worldwide engineering jobs in among others the aviation, nuclear, telecommunications and utilities sectors.

The Engineer Site for specialists in aerospace and aviation, chemical, civil, design, electrical, environmental, oil and gas, rail or structural engineering. Advertises jobs based both in UK and Europe.



onmentJob  UK based Jobs and volunteering in the Environmental sector.

Green Jobs  A specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the green industry sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month there are hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including environmental jobs, environment jobs, renewable energy jobs and renewable jobs.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency  Helps protect and maintain Scotland’s vital environmental resources. Jobs may be searched by salary, keyword, working patterns, sector, category or a combination of all or some of these criteria.



BankingJobs UK  Providing a one stop source for the full range of UK roles within the banking industry whether you're looking to advance your career, break into the industry or find your next member of staff.

PRG Recruitment Focusing on professionals, they specialise in recruiting banking and financial services professionals.

E Financial Careers Site aimed at career minded financial services professionals.

Robert Half  Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered specialised recruitment services and today is the world's leader in helping companies hire accounting, finance, banking, technology and administrative professionals on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.


Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty Jobs Hair and beauty vacancies throughout Scotland.

Sally Salon Services Vacancies in store, distribution, corporate and salon.

Leisure Jobs  Spa, massage and beauty jobs in Scotland.


Health and Social Care

Community Care Jobs  Social care and social work jobs and careers advice.

NHS Scotland Recruitment  Latest vacancies listed for Scotland’s largest national employer.

SWIIS Health and Social Care  Provider of independent foster care in the UK with 13 foster care facilities caring for nearly 700 looked after children and young people.

NHS Jobs  Dedicated online recruitment service for the NHS and other health related organisations.


Hospitality and Catering

Caterer  Advertises all kinds of jobs in the hospitality and catering sector.

Hospitality Jobs UK  Online advertising job board, established specifically for the Hospitality and Catering industries.

Gi Group  Has a range of job roles available in hotels and restaurants in a variety of locations.

Hcareers International hotel and hospitality job opportunities

Plato Hire Dream Hospitality Job Vast collection of job search websites for hotel, restauraunt, bar, catering and chef positions



Human Resources

Simply HR Jobs  All vacancies related to Human Resources in Scotland. May be searched by location, category and salary.

Hays   Hays HR has a range of jobs available which include HR Managers, HR Advisors, Reward Analysts, Resourcing Managers, and Learning and Development Coordinators.

HR Grapevine Jobs  Offers job searching for business publishing, information services, marketing solutions and events for the talent management sector.



IT Jobs Scotland Gateway to hundreds of IT jobs in Scotland advertised every day

TechNET IT Recruitment   Offer a boutique technology solution within each of the following sectors: Banking, Financial services and insurance, Digital, Entertainment, Healthcare, Public sector and Non profit, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media and Sales

ETS Technical Selection Specialise in recruiting engineering and technical sales staff throughout the UK.

Next Ventures  Large Enterprise Technology focused recruitment business delivering tailored recruitment services to clients and candidates globally


Media and Marketing

All Media Scotland   Media jobs in Scotland defined as being in advertising, broadcasting, creative, digital, marketing, print and public relations.

@Scottish Media  Twitter feed from the media industry in Scotland with links to job adverts.

The Drum  Contains a wide variety of jobs in the marketing sector ranging from agency account handling to social media to data marketing analysis.



Retail Jobs In Scotland Dedicated to retail jobs in Scotland.

Retail Choice Variety of retail jobs in Scotland.

Jobs Retail Thousands of top retail recruiters and employers are available on this CV database.


Sport and Fitness

Leisure Jobs Search leisure jobs across UK, Europe, and Worldwide.

sportscotland Lead national agency for the development of sport and has a clear focus on building a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.

Leisure Opportunities This site offers leisure jobs, news and training information, it can be searched by sector, region and salary.


Travel and Tourism

Travel Job Search  Scotland wide site for all vacancies in the travel industry.

Scottish Hospitality Jobs  Scotland's only dedicated hospitality, catering and tourism jobs site.



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