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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 Tips

  • Set up an email account -Keep it professional, no silly names like ‘cheekychappy@hotmail.com’.
  • Use alternative search terms -Broaden or target your search by altering your search term (e.g. “manager”, “sales manager”, “hotel manager”).
  • Keep your CV up to date - Remember to tailor your CV or application form for specific job opportunities.
  • Check for spelling mistakes - Don't rely on a spell-checker, they can be wrong sometimes.
  • Understand the position - 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. 

The best way to find jobs now is to use job search websites.

Job vacancies - useful sites 

Universal Jobmatch

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

Jobs with Glasgow Life

Find out about working with us here at Glasgow Life. 

 

Training and Apprenticeship

In Scotland there are three different apprenticeship types:

  • Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Graduate Level Apprenticeships

Don't know which apprenticeship to apply for?

 

Useful resources

Apprenticeships.scot Scotland wide vacancies. 

Apprenticeships in Scotland Youth recruitment site. 

Indeed  Apprenticeships in Scotland section.

Myjobscotland  Local authority apprenticeships.

My World of Work  Guide to apprenticeships in Scotland. Use the ‘my career option’ to find the apprenticeship that’s right for you.

notgoingtouni.co.uk  Lists vacancies.  Includes an advice center, guides and articles

Glasgow Life Work Experience Opportunities Each year Glasgow Life provides numerous rewarding and supported opportunities for Internships, Work Placements and Modern Apprentices.