Employment & Training

www.enterprisingoffice.co.uk - Offering outsourced business support solutions by employing the talents and services of military dependants and ex-Service personnel.

www.theworkingparent.com - The Working Parent is a UK based site which offers advice, information and light relief to parents looking for or in work and covers a huge range of topics from pregnancy, childcare options, working away from home, flexible working, changing careers to divorce, family holidays, day trips out and more.

www.jobmanji.co.uk - brings all the jobs together in one place, saving jobseekers from spending lots of time trawling through all the many individual sites. 

www.jobbydoo.co.uk/information-jobs - Jobbydoo allows users to search for job opportunities quickly and efficiently, by aggregating job vacancies from all UK career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies.

www.ewif.org - Encouraging Women Into Franchises is a not for profit organisation. Its remit is to encourage women to consider buying a franchise operation, to encourage women with existing businesses to franchise them and to help existing franchisors to attract more women into their franchise.

www.mumandworking.co.uk - This site concentrates on family friendly employment such as flexible working job opportunities, working from home opportunities and business ideas.

www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job - Links to all things related to finding work.

jobuzu.co.uk - A dedicated UK job search engine that indexes vacancies from job boards, agencies, newspapers and company career portals.

www.jobtop.co.uk - JobTop is a UK job search engine with a database of more than 500,000 live jobs in which job seekers can find their desired jobs by specifying keywords and locations.

www.gov.uk/set-up-business-uk - A useful guide to setting up a business in the UK.

www.fish4.co.uk - Fish 4 Jobs is a job hunting website but it also has lots of advice and tips on searching for jobs, writing a good CV and improving your interview technique.

www.careershifters.org - Careershifters – provides practical guidance from the Careershifters team and top experts on how to make a successful career change. 

www.womenlikeus.org.uk - Women Like Us gives professional and free career advice to women returning to work after having children. It specifically helps you fit work around family life.

www.parentalchoice.co.uk -Parental Choice is the essential guide for you as professional parents on your childcare options as well as your legal rights at work. By clearly outlining all of the alternatives available to you you can make informed practical choices that really work for you and your family.

www.womenreturners.co.uk - Women Returners is a blog written for parents thinking about returning to work after a lengthy career break and feeling doubtful - unsure about which way to go, how to get there or whether it’s even possible? 

www.mumandcareer.co.uk - Mum and Career is a not-for-profit web portal that shows you how to combine career and family. We aim to inspire, inform and motivate you to create a life style that works for you and your family.

www.womanswork.co.uk - WomansWork is a free resource for women. It provides support for start-ups, the self-employed, those wishing to get back into employment and those facing redundancy, and for established business-women and mums in business. We also support arts & crafts, holistics and social enterprises.

www.workingfamilies.org.uk/about-us - Working Families is a charity that helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their free Legal Helpline gives parents and carers advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, and parental leave, as well as helping them to negotiate the flexible hours they want. They can also give basic advice on the benefits and tax credits that working parents can claim.

www.workingmums.co.uk -Working Mums is a Job Search and community site.

www.talking-talent.com - Talking Talent is an innovative coaching consultancy at the forefront of developing and maximising the female talent pipeline. It fully understands the career dilemmas that women with children face.

www.soldierinblue.com - Soldier In Blue is a UK based charity that provides ex-Service personnel to the Entertainment Industry as Extras and Military Advisors. As well as providing a source of work and income for ex-Serviceman and dependants, they donate money to a variety of good causes and existing Service charities.

www.learningcurve.org.uk - The Learning Curve is a Not for Profit organisation, focused on workforce & organisational development within the voluntary and community sector.

ec.europa.eu/eures/home - EURES is the European Commission’s employment website. It shows job vacancies in 31 European countries and details what you need to know about living and working abroad. Armed Forces Champions, within Job Centre Plus, will often point military families in the direction of this site. 

www.direct.gov.uk/jobsearch - The Directgov jobs and skills tool is the largest database of job vacancies and training courses in the UK. You can also use the database to search for voluntary work and childcare providers across the UK.

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.

www.recruitforspouses.co.uk - Recruit For Spouses has been set up to bridge the gap between national employers and a growing band of service spouses who are seeking to re-enter the workplace, after subjugating their careers due to their partners’ numerous postings and frequent deployment. 

www.followtheflag.com - A website established by two army wives to enable Forces families to promote their businesses on a smart, easy to navigate website. The content is updated weekly, featuring interviews with members, offers, and items of general interest.

www.rblws.org.uk/how-we-help/president-s-award-scheme - Women's Section President's Award Scheme provides educational sponsorship by way of educational grants and scholarships to spouses of Non Commissioned Officers, both serving and ex-serving Armed Forces personnel. Assistance is awarded to those seeking first degrees, and grants are awarded towards re-training programmes, books, travel costs and other related costs.

www.rfea.org.uk - The RFEA's simple aim, since 1885, has been to help those leaving the Armed Forces to find and to remain in employment throughout their working lives. This is done as part of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) for up to two years after discharge and thereafter is done on behalf of the Service Benevolence Funds.

www.careersiteadvisor.com - CareerSiteAdvisor allows job seekers to locate companies and their associated Careers page readily, through their searchable database of thousands of career and job sites.

www.jobhits.co.uk - JobHits is Job Search Engine which allows job seekers to search through many job boards in the UK with a single search.

www.civvystreet.org - The Service Families Employment scheme is a service offered by Civvy Street in partnership with the Defence Career Partnership. As a partner or working age dependant of someone who is serving in the UK Armed Forces, you can apply for vacancies from this site.

www.whichfranchise.com/armedforces - for free and impartial information and advice for starting a franchise in the UK, as well as a directory of franchise opportunities ideal for those leaving the armed forces. whichfranchise.com is the official online partner of the British Franchise Association.

www.allthetopbananas.com - AllTheTopBananas is like a search engine - the results are an index of companies' and agencies' own websites and therefore link directly to them for viewing of job details.

www.careerjet.co.uk - In one simple search, Careerjet gives the job seeker access to a massive selection of jobs that are compiled from various internet sources, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

www.enterprisenation.com - a free resource to help you start and grow your business at home. You'll find all the information you need to get started and get growing.

jobs.guardian.co.uk - This covers a huge range of jobs, but is especially good for charities and secretarial positions.

www.jobs.ac.uk - For jobs in Adult and Further Education, not just as a tutor but all admin, finance and other support staff.

www.jobsworld.co.uk - This is an unusual site, as it doesn’t have any jobs itself, but is a list of all the other job sites around, so you can find out if there is a special place to look for your type of work e.g. working with children, working in languages, working for banks etc. It’s very useful as a specific site for your industry is likely to have the best choice of jobs than a more general one. 

www.learndirect.co.uk - How to make best use of your computer by learning online.

www.bullyonline.org - For advice on bullying in the workplace.

www.nec.ac.uk - National Extension College is a distance learning college offering courses and resources in GCSEs and A levels through to professional and vocational qualifications.

www.thinkproductive.co.uk - Think Productive provides fun workshops with practical at-desk coaching to help employees increase productivity, beat stress, feel more in control of their work and develop playful, productive momentum.

www.indeed.co.uk – Multiple job search site 

www.reed.co.uk - As well as full-time, part-time and temporary vacancies, this site provides a huge range of job search resources and advice

www.activate.co.uk - Job and career site for students includes work placements, voluntary opportunities and temporary jobs

www.adecco.co.uk - large UK and international agency. It includes basic advice on CVs and interviews

www.agencycentral.co.uk - directory of thousands of industry specific recruitment agencies and job sites

www.brookstreet.co.uk - specialises in all office and light industrial positions on both a temporary and permanent basis. Brookstreet has a network of offices spanning the whole of the UK

www.thecareerengineer.com - a useful site for engineers looking for jobs, industry news and professional development

www.cityjobs.com - for banking, finance, accountancy and legal jobs

www.exec-appointments.com – UK and international executive appointments for over 50,000

gis-a-job.co.uk - links to agencies

www.jobsite.co.uk - Search for jobs, careers information and free online courses such as interview practice

www.ic-resources.com - Providing engineers to the microelectronics and semiconductor industry

www.careerbuilder.co.uk - Jobs in admin & secretarial, catering & hospitality, construction, customer service, retail, sales & marketing, and transport-logistics

www.monster.co.uk - Job search and advice tools

www.jobsgopublic.com - public sector job and careers in a wide range of sectors

www.jobserve.com/gb/en/Job-Search - IT jobs, accountancy, engineering, sales, finance, secretarial, legal and medical

www.workthing.com – Jobs, advice and information on all employment sectors. Also includes and useful training section

www.topjobs.co.uk/UK - for management, technical and professional recruitment

www.stepstone.com - UK and European Jobs. Advice for applying for jobs in European countries and on international CVs

www.cv-library.co.uk - Search jobs and register your CV

www.careersbox.co.uk - Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information.

www.charitychoice.co.uk – look for volunteer roles

www.thejobfairs.co.uk - look for upcoming jobs fairs in your area

www.totaljobs.com - A-Z of agencies, wide range of sectors and career advice

candidate.manpower.com – job search agency

www.planetrecruit.com - IT, engineering and management jobs


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