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National resources for finding a job

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on Southwark Works or aren’t eligible for our employment services, these resources may be useful in your search.

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Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) jobs and skills

DWP jobs websites

DWP has launched two websites in response to the increase in unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. One is for those looking for work which will highlight vacancies in keys sectors. The other provides employers with information about the support available to them to deal with the impact of the pandemic.

  • jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk – basic DWP job search, but some promotion of key sectors – predominance of Health & Care
  • employerhelp.dwp.gov.uk – this is geared towards businesses, with helpful links for staff if they are at risk of redundancy etc.

The government has also launched the Skills Toolkit, providing free digital and numeracy courses theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk


Job Searching Links:

There are numerous websites to use to search for jobs.  Some of them are national and cover jobs all over the UK, e.g.

Some sites are sector specific.  If you know what kind of job you are looking for, then a sector specific one is probably the best.  An example would be health care.  You can search for jobs on:

healthcareers.nhs.uk or jobs.nhs.uk

Or  ocsjobs.co.uk – which is good for cleaning, security and catering vacancies

When using these sites, you will need to filter your search based on the area you want to work in – e.g. south east London or your postcode.

There are sites that are good for jobs in the public sector:

jobsgopublic.com or civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk

And the charitable sector:   charityjob.co.uk

Some Southwark Works partner organisations also advertise Vacancies on their own websites, e.g.

stepahead.co.uk/search-vacancies/

Of course if you have a certain company in mind that you’d like to work for, you can go direct to the company website and search for their current vacancies – often on the careers page.  An example is:

tesco-careers.com/search-and-apply/

amazon.jobs/en-gb/


Construction jobs and apprenticeships:

There are a number of sites that focus purely on construction jobs and apprenticeships. Again, some of these are local and some are national sites.

goconstruct.org/ – is a great site for finding out more about the industry and the many different kinds of jobs and careers on offer.

And then there are major companies working locally in Southwark that may be recruiting locally. Examples are:


Apprenticeships opportunities:

The best place to find information about and search for apprenticeships is on the Government’s website:

apprenticeships.gov.uk

Then there are numerous sites that offer apprenticeship opportunities and support for people applying.  Speak to you adviser if you are interested in an apprenticeship.

Some other apprenticeships websites:


Useful websites part time (term time jobs) Jobs search:

We know that many people are only searching for a part time job, or one that can fit in with existing commitments. There are a number of websites that offer just these types of opportunities, and our pick of the best ones is below. Some are very local to Southwark, some are pan-London and some are national.
jobs4schools.co.uk – Jobs in schools in Southwark *(Note not all school advertise their jobs on this site, some use their own websites – so good to search a specific school website too.

Harrison is contract caterer in schools in Southwark, Lambeth and other London boroughs. They are happy to receive a speculative CV and covering letter from people with a passion for food who enjoy working with children.

Good luck with your job search. If you find a site which you think we should add to this page, then please speak to your adviser or email us at info@southwarkworks.org.uk

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