Popular Pages @ UKplaces – Employment

Whether we have a job or not, work is never far from our thoughts. There are a lot of ways of finding your way back into work and countless schemes and agencies to offer you help along the way. Here is some more information about the Recruitment & Employment sector which we hope you will find helpful.

You can use UKplaces to find the location and contact info of all the organisations mentioned in this article and more. We have comprehensive listings for  Employment Services , Employment & Recruitment Companies & Career Information Services. Simple use the map to navigate and click near where you live to find listings for the nearest locations to you.

Here is some more information you may find useful:

Government run Employment Schemes:

  • The JobCentre’s primary target is to help you find a job, their Name says it all.   They do many things to help you find you employment such as ‘back to work’ programmes which help you focus your efforts on appropriate sectors and play to your strengths. They offer help with CVs and interview skills as well as guidance for making applications. On top of the jobcentre has a huge database of available jobs, it really is the best place to start your search. UKplaces lists over 600 Jobcentres across the UK.
  • GOV.UK’s ‘Working, Jobs & Pensions’ section is essential reading for any job seeker. You will find help with Apprenticeships, Employment Rights, Jobseeker’s Allowance, CRB checks and much more. Have a look and equip yourself with the knowledge and backing you need to move forward.
  • For those in employment or in danger of redundancy you will find a huge amount of useful information from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Employment contracts, rights in the workplace, rights when employment comes to an end, discrimination and other workplace concerns are all covered here.  UKplaces lists over 1200 Citizen’s Advice Bureaus across the UK – you are sure to find one near you.

Recruitment Agencies:

  • Avenues to scout are varied, the high street boasts some very well established recruitment companies. Reed and Adecco are names probably familiar to you and both can offer a great deal of help in finding that job you’ve been searching for. They will assign a recruitment consultant to you who will do a lot of the seeking for you, recommending jobs for you as well as putting your CV onto companies within your specified field.
  • Volt Europe are a leading recruitment firm for Finance, IT, Engineering, Digital Media, Telecomms, Marketing and more.
  • Online is now the most popular way of searching for jobs, whilst not as personal as visiting a shop like those above, the online sites are quick and easy and can be done from home. Popular sites include Monster, Jobsite & TotalJobs
  • Prospects is a well-established Graduate employment programme placing University graduates into apprenticeships, trainee posts and junior positions within skilled sectors.