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Turn ‘I don’t know’ into ‘what if?’ by investigating lots of different job ideas. In just one click, open a treasure trove of information on what’s needed to get into a job sector, specific job websites, as well as the professional bodies to join.

Take a look at these websites:

  • Prospects is a graduate careers website with employer vacancies, information on all types of jobs and job sectors, job hunting and further study.
  • TARGETJobs Graduate jobs, schemes and internships, plus careers information.
  • AllAboutCareers Social careers information website which helps you explore the career options your degree opens up, get industry-specific careers advice, browse employers, apply for jobs and find out about upcoming events.
  • Career Player Hundreds of career videos including videos bringing graduate jobs to life.
  • Inside Careers In depth careers information on various professions written by industry experts, plus graduate jobs in these professions.
  • TotalProfessions.com Explore the Profession Finder with nearly 300 professional bodies to choose from, plus Career Sectors for information on work sectors.
  • Gov.UK A-Z list of various professional organisations and learned societies
  • LinkedIn Job search Browse jobs by sector/region, title or company; find advice and resources. LinkedIn Salary gives a breakdown by job title and location and the option to explore how salaries vary by industry, company size, education level and discipline

Once you’ve done some general research into your career of interest, you may want to investigate your sector further. We’ve compiled some resources for you including useful websites, recruitment specialists and professional organisations.
 
It’s important to remember that these are more than just potential sources for vacancies; keeping informed about industry news will really help you when it comes to answering interview questions and preparing applications that stand out from the crowd.

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Accountancy

Resources

  • CHH Daily Accounting sector magazine
  • Accountancy Age Finance, business and accountancy news. Search accountancy jobs by UK location or by job role
  • Accounting Web Accounting information and news
  • All About Finance Accounting and finance sector news, jobs, and career information
  • Industry insight Agcas publication providing information about accountancy and professional services
  • Prospects Job Sectors Overview of the accountancy, banking and finance sector
  • The Gateway Online News for law, business, finance and accountancy students with careers-related articles and a graduate focus  

Sources for jobs

  • Adzuna Accounting and finance jobs. Search jobs by UK location or by job type
  • Hays Accountancy Accountancy and finance jobs
  • Inside Careers Specialists in finance careers
  • CV Screen Specialist accountancy recruitment
  • Morgan McKinley Recruitment professionals in the accounting and finance, financial services and banking sectors
  • Parkside Recruitment Local recruitment specialist for accounting finance and financial services

Professional organisations

Actuarial

Sources for jobs

  • Acumen Resources Specialist actuarial recruitment. Search jobs by UK location or job category. Job categories covered for actuarial work include banking/finance, consulting, investment, life, non-life, regulatory, risk and solvency 
  • Star Actuarial Specialist actuarial recruitment
  • Darwin Rhodes Specialist recruitment consultancy for actuarial, insurance and financial services markets
  • Inside Careers Specialists in finance careers
  • Jobisjob Actuarial jobs, UK-wide
  • The Actuary Journal for the actuarial profession. News and actuarial jobs

Professional organisations

Administration

Resources

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Active in promoting project management to industry and government organisations and provides information on training, qualifications and sector events

Sources for jobs

  • Beament Leslie Thomas (BLT) Recruitment consultancy specialising in recruiting company secretaries and their teams 
  • Jobs.ac.uk Lists jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK and abroad. Users can upload CVs and register to receive email jobs alerts
  • Project Manager Jobs Specialist online job site for project management roles
  • Tiger Recruitment Recruitment consultancy which provides a number of services for graduates, placing candidates 
    • in companies within the secretarial, PA, marketing, PR, advertising and management consultancy sectors
    • in researcher roles for executive search companies and marketing assistant roles within management consultancy

Professional organisations

Advertising

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Resources

  • AdForum Hub for advertising resources - advertising agency listings for UK, USA and Europe, creative listings of advertisements. Browse by type of media, brands or country and advertising news
  • AdMISSION IPA's careers website for those who want to get into advertising, media and marketing communications
  • Advertising Age Advertising news - agency news, digital news and media news
  • Brand Channel Brand information
  • CampaignLive Online version of Campaign, the advertising journal
  • Creative Choices Website for anyone interested in a career in the creative/cultural sector. Job profiles, sector news, professional skills guides
  • Prospects Job Profiles 17 profiles for different roles in marketing, advertising and PR
  • TARGETAdvertising and PR Focuses on aspects of advertising, graduate employers and work experience in this sector

Sources for jobs

  • Adzuna Advertising, PR and marketing jobs. Sign up for email alerts and search opportunities by UK location and type of job
  • Blue Skies Specialist recruitment for the marketing, agency and creative industries. Search jobs by type of job and location
  • Creative Pool UK directory of creative professionals. Hosts copywriting jobs and acts as a network for the creative industry
  • JFL Search & Selection Specialists in communications recruitment
  • MADjobs Search marketing, advertising and design opportunities by job function and UK location
  • Mediargh Browse opportunities in media, read industry blogs and sector advice

Professional organisations

Arts administration

Resources

  • Arts Hub UK arts portal
  • Creative Pool UK directory of creative professionals, hosts jobs in design and product design
  • Hiive Professional network for creatives. Build and showcase your online creative cv; get matched to people, projects and knowledge; create Hiive swarms to kick-start creative projects or share ideas
  • Industry insight Agcas publication providing information about creative arts and culture (view as pdf)

Sources for jobs

  • ai Arts industry magazine with arts news and job advertisements. Covers all aspects of the arts including art, theatre, heritage, museums, music and dance
  • Artjobster Provides arts careers job information from all over the UK. Includes jobs in media, visual arts, art administration, art galleries, museums, community arts, heritage, theatre, dance, literature, festivals, music, arts therapy jobs
  • Arts Culture Media Jobs (ACM) Job website for creatives - browse jobs by sector or region
  • Arts Jobs Range of opportunities within the arts sector
  • Arts Professional Arts online resource - carries job advertisements in ArtsJobFinder section 

Professional organisations

  • Arts Council National development organisation for arts in England. The Arts Council supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections and distributes public money from the government and national lottery
  • Arts Council Wales Organisation responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales
  • Creative Scotland The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland

Banking

Resources

  • Bank of England The central bank of the UK
  • Banking Forums For the latest developments in the investment banking industry
  • Banking Times Daily banking and finance news
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about banking, investment and insurance (view as pdf)
  • Inside Careers Specialists in finance careers
  • Inside Buzz An inside look at investment banking companies. Browse quotes from current employees. Register and download your free copy
  • The Unofficial Guide to Banking An overview of the banking industry. Downloadable resources on the structure of banks and how to choose a career path in banking.
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the banking, accountancy and finance sector
  • The Banker Worldwide financial news

Professional organisations

Biosciences

Resources

  • Biology Online Source for information in the life sciences
  • BioPortfolio Life science, pharmaceutical and healthcare news  
  • Biospace Life sciences news and jobs
  • MedComms Information about a career in medical communications in the UK - including a careers guide and videos from MedComms specialists
  • Microbiology Careers Information on training and opportunities for microbiologists at all stages of their careers
  • Nature Journal - science and medicine
  • New Scientist Journal - jobs, science news
  • PMlive Pharmaceutical industry information - news and jobs
  • The Scientist Magazine of the life sciences
  • Wellcome Trust Supporting biomedical research and the medical humanities

Sources for jobs

  • Advance Recruitment Specialist recruitment in medical sales 
  • Clinical Professionals Pharmaceutical research and development recruitment
  • emedcareers Specialist recruitment in the research and development and marketing of medicines and medical equipment 
  • Kelly Scientific Features hundreds of temporary, permanent, contract and part-time science career vacancies throughout the UK
  • Lab Support Scientific recruitment specialist
  • Liftstream Specialist recruitment in the global life sciences sectors with a focus across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical diagnostics and medical devices 
  • Mediplacements Jobs board for biomedical science jobs
  • NextMedCommsJob Specialist recruitment site for jobs in the medical education, medical communications and medical publishing sector. Browse jobs by job type or UK location
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme NHS Scientist Training Programme 
  • Real Staffing Specialist recruitment in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices
  • Researchgate Professional social network for scientists and researchers with jobs board aimed at all disciplines within research

Professional organisations

Careers work

Resources  

  • Female Coaching Network Independent, non-governmental organisation, providing female coaches with a platform to develop and a supportive arena to share and connect.
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Develops and promotes best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe
  • The Career Development Organisation (CRAC) Independent, national organisation supporting career development in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, government agencies and other key national organisations
  • London Professionals A portal to find professional services for businesses and individuals, and a networking service for professionals to make new contacts

Sources for jobs

  • PM Jobs HR and Learning and Development jobs - search by specialist area

Professional organisations

  • Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Professional association of careers professionals in Higher Education
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Professional body for HR and people development - information re HR sector including qualifications, training and sector news
  • Career Development Institute (CDI) UK-wide professional organisation for everyone working in the fields of career education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching and career management
  • National Careers Service Available across England, this service  can be used by people looking for career advice or guidance on work and learning options open to them, with career tools, job profiles and availability of career advisers by phone, email and career forums 
  • Working Career Providing one to one career coaching and career counselling for adults, as well as executive career coaching and career workshops in the public and private sector.

Charities

Resources

  • CharityComms Membership network for communications professionals working in UK charities. Site contains a knowledge hub for the sector, career profiles, job descriptions for comms roles within charities and sector job listings
  • Charity Financials Charity information service for the UK,  providing an overview of the charities sector over financial, beneficiary and geographical areas. Users can search for a charity by charity sector or by UK region. The website also has a calendar of charity events
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about charity and development work (view as pdf)
  • LinkedIn Charity UK Group Networking resource for everyone involved with the charity sector in the UK, whether you are an employee, volunteer, supporter or donor
  • Prospects Job Sectors Overview of the charity and voluntary work sectors
  • Target Charities / not-for-profit Find out about types of jobs and employers in this sector
  • Working for a Charity Online course promoting the voluntary sector as a positive career option for those seeking paid employment

Sources for jobs

  • CharityJob For charity jobs and volunteering jobs. Search by job category, sector or location
  • Charity Works The UK non-profit sector’s graduate programme
  • Eden Brown Specialist recruitment consultancy for the charity and not-for-profit sectors
  • Guardian Jobs Browse charity jobs by sector, job function or UK location
  • Jobs in Charities Search for a job in the charity sector
  • NfP Recruitment Recruitment consultancy for posts in charities and not-for-profit organisations 
  • Prospect Us Specialist recruitment in the not-for-profit sector

Professional organisations

City and finance

Resources

  • AskIvy Investment banking and private equity recruitment and careers advice. Venture capital and hedge fund trading jobs - browse jobs by industry, or location
  • Banking Technology Business news
  • Bloomberg Delivers business and markets news, data and analysis
  • Business Week Journal - business news, investing, small business news, global business news
  • Finance Interns Finance Interns helps people who want to work in finance and banking and is run by a team of market professionals who work in the City and Canary Wharf as traders, analysts and investment bankers. Finance Interns offers workshops, online tutoring, finance news, advice and a blog
  • Financial and Legal Skills Partnership (FLSP) Proactively supports skills development in the finance and legal sectors
  • Financial Times Financial news and analysis
  • London Metal Exchange (LME) World centre for the trading of industrial metals, offering futures and options contracts for the non-ferrous metals market
  • London Stock Exchange The latest on prices and markets, finance news and events
  • Pensions World Information for pensions professionals - news, analysis, jobs, investment brief, knowledge bank
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the finance, banking and accountancy sectors
  • The Economist Journal - political and economic news, analysis, comment
  • The Gateway Online News for law, business, finance and accountancy students with careers-related articles and a graduate focus
  • TARGETFinance Finance graduate jobs and careers advice
  • The Banker Magazine for worldwide financial news

Sources for jobs

  • CityJobs Specialist recruitment in: banking, accounting/accountancy, insurance, financial services and finance related IT/financial marketing
  • eFinancial Finance jobs in UK and worldwide
  • Finance Recruitment Specialist recruitment agency for finance jobs. Search by UK location or type of job - accountancy firm, banking or graduate roles
  • Hays Personnel Recruitment in accountancy, finance, banking and taxation 
  • Here is the City Jobs portal for city jobs
  • Inside Careers Specialists in finance careers

Professional organisations

  • Association of Corporate Treasurers Qualifications required for a career as a Treasurer
  • Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) Trade association representing Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) - from the largest national firm to the smallest local adviser
  • Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Trade organisation representing a broad range of closed-ended investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, offshore investment companies and venture capital trusts (VCTs)
  • Baltic Exchange Membership organisation providing independent daily shipping market information, maintaining professional shipbroking standards and resolving disputes
  • Banking Forum Information on the latest developments for those wishing to enter the world of investment banking and those currently employed in the industry
  • Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the UK 
  • British Bankers Association Trade association in the banking and financial services industry, representing banks and other financial services firms operating in the UK
  • British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Training and qualifications for the Internal Auditing profession
  • Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) The department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business
  • Financial Conduct Authority Regulates the financial services industry in the UK. Aim is to protect customers, ensure industry stability and promote healthy competition between financial services providers
  • Futures and Options Association Industry Association for firms and institutions carrying on business in futures, options and other derivatives or which use such products in their business
  • International Association for Quantitative Finance Society for quantitative finance, providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field. The IAQF is composed of individual academics and practitioners from banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, technology firms, regulators, accounting, consulting and law firms, and universities across the globe 
  • International Underwriting Association of London (IUA) Representative organisation for international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies. The IUA is both a trade association, representing its members' interests internationally and a market association supporting the business environment in London
  • Lloyds of London World's leading specialist insurance market - specialist underwriting and broking expertise
  • London Metal Exchange Limited World centre for metals trading
  • London Stock Exchange At the heart of global financial markets. Prices and financial news, investor relations
  • Reuters Global information company providing information for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency

 

Community work

Resources

  • Careinfo Social care sector - news, key organisations and social care links
  • Care Quality Commission Independent regulator of all health and social care services in England
  • Citizens Advice The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities and helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems from 3,500 community locations in England and Wales
  • Department for Communities and Local Government Sets policy on supporting local government, communities and neighbourhoods, regeneration, housing, planning, building and the environment
  • Department of Health Provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England - site has news, publications and information on policies for these sectors
  • Do-it Enter your postcode to find volunteering opportunities in your area and select the type of volunteering role you're looking for
  • Greater London Volunteering Organisation promoting voluntary activity in Greater London, supporting voluntary organisations and working at national, regional and local levels
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about social care (view as pdf)
  • Locality Network for community-led organisations such as development trusts, social action centres and community enterprises
  • National Housing Federation Represents housing associations in England and campaigns for better housing
  • National Youth Agency National youth work charity in England
  • Pre-school Learning Alliance Early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England
  • Rightsnet Welfare rights news
  • Sure Start A government programme which provides services for pre-school children and their families, bringing together early education, childcare, health and family support

Sources for jobs

  • Children and Young People Now Latest news, jobs and best practice in health, social care, education, childcare and early years and youth work. Has job listings - search by sector, job function or UK location
  • Hays Social Care Selection of social care and qualified social worker jobs

Professional organisations

Computer games

Resources

  • Codemasters Information on the games industry
  • Creative Industries Games Part of Creative Skillset (industry skills body for the creative industries). Information source on training and education, tips for getting started and news of any upcoming initiatives in the computer games industry
  • Dare To Be Digital Video games development competition for students to showcase their skills 
  • Datascope Recruitment Links to games sites and games companies
  • Escape Studios Provider of 3D animation courses 
  • Gamasutra Online version of Games Developer magazine. Articles on games design, discussion threads and some jobs
  • Games Press Resource for games journalists - releases, screenshots and release dates
  • MCV UK News and jobs in the games business. Job categories include animators, games/level designers, programmers, analysts, sales roles

Sources for jobs

  • Aardvark Swift Specialist recruitment agency for the video games, mobile and digital industries
  • AnimatedPeople Recruitment Specialist recruiter for visual effects for feature film, TV broadcast and computer games, TV commercials and games industries
  • Develop The latest games news and has job listings
  • Games Industry Biz Games industry news, features and jobs
  • Jobisjob Computer games jobs UK-wide
  • OPM Recruitment Specialist recruitment consultancy in games industry and all forms of interactive entertainment
  • The Creative Group Specialist recruitment for interactive design and marketing talent 
  • The Edge Jobs, news and information for the videogame industry

Professional organisations

  • British Esports The British Esports Association is the national body for esports (electronic sports) and competitive video gaming. A not-for-proft organisation supporting and promoting grassroots esports in Britain
  • igda.org International Game Developers Association. Member organisation for individuals who create video games
  • TIGA Trade association representing the UK's games industry. Has a jobs listing
  • Ukie Association for UK Interactive Entertainment. Trade body for the UK's interactive entertainment industry

Construction

Resources

  • Constructing Excellence Cross-sector member led organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction
  • NHBC The standard setting body and leading home construction warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK 

Sources for vacancies

  • Adzuna UK trade and construction jobs. Search jobs by UK location
  • Building Specialist journal for the construction industry with sector news and job listings. Browse by job category or by location
  • Careers in Construction Job board for jobs in the built environment. Browse jobs by category or by job sector
  • CareerStructure Jobsite for construction and other built environment jobs - search by location or keyword
  • Civil Structural Jobs Specialist civil and structural online recruitment with permanent and contract roles for civil and structural engineers, environmental engineers, geotechnical engineers, civil projects managers, site engineers, quantity surveyors and building surveyors
  • Construction News Construction news, construction and building jobs and contract news
  • Construction Recruitment Specialist jobs board for construction jobs. Search jobs by role or by UK location
  • Fish4Jobs Search jobsite for engineering and construction jobs in the UK
  • Hays Specialist construction recruitment
  • Just Construction Specialising in construction jobs. Browse jobs by sector or by UK location
  • New Civil Engineer Sector news and job listings, market reports and information re major projects

Professional organisations

Corporate social responsibility

Resources 

  • Business in the Community Business-led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice and offering members practical support to help them attain this
  • Corporate Watch Independent research and campaigning organisation who research the social and environmental impact of large corporations
  • Department for Communities and Local Government Department responsible for regional economic development, regeneration and sustainable communities
  • Ethical Careers Information and advice for anyone looking for a career with a conscience. Sectors covered: charities and campaigns, working with people, environment and renewables, development and overseas, public sector and communities, ethical business
  • Ethical Performance Monthly business newsletter on corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Ethical Trading Initiative Alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations, working in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable workers across the globe who make or grow consumer goods
  • Fairtrade Foundation Guaranteeing a better deal for third world producers
  • Guardian sustainable business Ideas and insights for progressive businesses, with articles and news on aspects of business sustainability

Sources for jobs

  • Acre Specialist recruitment agency for CSR jobs and environmental recruitment. Search jobs by sector or by UK region
  • Ethical Jobs Advertises vacancies in the ethical sector including charity sector jobs, environmental jobs, care and social work, health service vacancies, working with NGOs, fundraising, working in the not-for-profit sector, ecology jobs, ethical employment, sustainable tourism, ethical travel, recycling, and work in ethical manufacturing
  • Guardian Jobs The latest corporate social responsibility jobs - search by job function or by location

Professional organisations

  • Corporate Responsibility Group (CRG) Learning and development organisation that exists for and is run by corporate responsibility professionals
  • Business in the Community (BITC) Provides training, support and advice on corporate responsibility
  • CSR Europe European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 70 multinational companies
  • Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) UK’s leading progressive think-tank, producing rigorous research and innovative policy ideas to promote social justice and economic and environmental sustainability in government policy 
  • New Economics Foundation (nef) Independent think-tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice
  • Scientists for Global Responsibility Independent UK-based membership organisation of about 900 natural and social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. Promotes responsible use of science and technology in society, and explores the ethical dimensions of scientific research, global energy and resource issues
  • Social Enterprise UK National organisation promoting social enterprise

Counselling

Resources

Professional organisations

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Sets standards for the sector. Find A Therapist directory is provided by BACP and therapists must demonstrate that they meet the criteria set by BACP in order to be listed
  • Counselling Ltd Professional membership organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in the British Isles with its own counselling code of conduct and conditions for registration.  Search for a counsellor by name or by postcode

Design

Resources

  • Creative and Cultural Sector Skills Council Skills and training for the UK's creative and cultural industries including design and visual arts
  • Creative Choices Creative sector information
  • Creative Review News and trends in design 
  • Design Nation Promoting British design internationally
  • Dexigner Database of design firms, studios, organisations and design resources
  • Directory of Design Consultants Directory of design consultants including: product design, engineering design, ergonomics, interior design, exhibition design, broadcast design, architectural design and graphic design. Also includes designers' showcase
  • The Brick Lane Gallery Eclectic displays of contemporary art by British and international artists, emerging or established. Located in London.
  • The Design Trust Education resource for designers thinking of starting up their own business

Sources for jobs

  • Blue Skies Specialist recruitment agency for design and branding sector
  • CampaignLive Jobs in design. Search jobs by role or by UK region
  • Careers in Design Specialists in the recruitment of interior, product and furniture designers
  • Creative Pool UK directory of creative professionals, hosts jobs in design and product design
  • Design Jobs Board Jobs board for design opportunities
  • Design Recruitment Agencies Search by UK region for employment agencies that specialise in creative design jobs
  • Design Studio Specialist recruitment consultancy for design and advertising industries
  • Design Week Design news and jobs
  • Dezeen Design news and jobs
  • Guardian jobs (design) View latest design jobs or sign up for  email alerts
  • Jump Forward Create online profile and portfolio to showcase and search design jobs
  • Mad Jobs Resource for marketing, advertising and design jobs. All jobs from marketingweek.co.uk, designweek.co.uk, creativereview.co.uk and nma.co.uk feed in to the Madjobs portal. Search by keyword, UK location or job function
  • Trovit Listings for product design jobs in Greater London area
  • UX Jobs Board Includes city guides, events resources, UK/USA/Europe agency listing and the option to create an account and upload a CV
  • Viewcreatives Job listings and directory of creatives for a wide range of design specialisms

Professional organisations

Digital media

Resources

  • Animation World Network Animation news, events, jobs
  • Digital Arts For digital creatives - graphic design, 3D, animation, video effects, web and interactive design
  • New Media Knowledge Learning and business information hub for companies and individuals working in digital media. Articles, courses, industry news
  • Wired Resources for website developers

Sources for jobs

  • Aardvark Swift Consulting Specialist recruitment consultancy for the video games, mobile and entertainment sector
  • Aquent Specialist recruitment for digital, creative and marketing talent
  • CampaignLive New media news and digital jobs, digital marketing
  • Bubble Jobs Online jobs board with vacancies in the online, digital and web industries, including ecommerce, online marketing, web development, social media and web design jobs. Click on the digital career portal for advice on graduate job search and look at the digital career guides and videos
  • Chinwag  Online hub for digital media practitioners with job listings, blogs and forums
  • Creative Applications Job board for creative applications roles relevant to the intersection of art, media and technology
  • Datascope Recruitment Games, jobs, online and mobile jobs
  • Guardian Digital Media Jobs Find the latest digital media jobs including work in TV, journalism and digital media
  • Jump Forward Creative and media focus - create an online profile and portfolio to showcase and search jobs
  • Mediargh Work opportunities in media and also blogs and sector advice
  • Neil's Recruitment Co Specialist recruitment for graduates interested in working in digital marketing 
  • Pathfinders Specialist recruitment for media, marketing and digital communications companies
  • Simply New Media Jobs Specialises in advertising new media jobs. Browse jobs by job function or by UK location
  • UX Jobs Board Includes city guides, events resources, UK/USA/Europe agency listing and the option to create an account and upload a CV

Professional organisations

Economics

Resources

Sources for jobs 

  • Econ-Jobs Economist jobs in academia, private sector, government and international organisations 
  • Government Economic Service (GES) The UK’s largest recruiter of economists
  • Inomics International job openings for economists
  • Policy Jobs Website specialising in public policy jobs: covering research, policy making, and academic jobs in many fields including: foreign policy, economics, social policy, family policy, legal affairs and fiscal policy
  • The Economist Jobs section in the journal

Professional organisations

Engineering

Resources

  • Automotive Engineering Automotive engineering magazine
  • Electrical Review Online journal for electrical engineers - has jobs listing 
  • Electronics Weekly Sector journal. Search jobs listing by job title or location
  • Gradcracker Specialist site for engineering opportunities. Read company profiles, register for job alerts and upload your CV. Search by type of engineering. See which companies are offering graduate programmes, current vacancies and work placement opportunities
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about engineering (view as pdf)
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about manufacturing (view as pdf)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers Professional engineering institution providing professional accreditation for mechanical engineers
  • Modern Building Services Journal covering aspects of building services engineering and design
  • Prospects Industry Insights For an overview of the engineering sector click on engineering
  • Target Engineering Engineering jobs, placements and careers advice
  • The Engineer News magazine for technology and innovation - has job ads
  • The Engineer Supplier Network Where product design and automation engineers find information from manufacturers and distributors
  • The Manufacturer Manufacturing news and articles plus job ads
  • Stem Graduates Careers advice, jobs, skills testing and news for STEM students and graduates
  • Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) The Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) programme supports female graduates and undergraduates to attain their full potential in the engineering or computing industry sectors. The programme consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme (all mentors are professionals), personal professional development training and visits to industry.
  • Women in STEM Resources page listing organisations, blogs, programmes, articles and video content for women studying STEM subjects

Sources for jobs

  • Argent Recruitment Specialist recruitment agency for the construction consultancy sector
  • Careerjet A job search engine for UK engineering jobs
  • Catfoss Recruitment Ltd Specialist engineering recruitment agency. UK-wide reach, covering a variety of engineering, manufacturing, production, construction and energy generation industries
  • EngineeringJobs Wide range of engineering jobs including: civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering
  • 4Engineers Specialist online jobs board for engineering jobs. Search by job category, UK region or by keyword
  • GreenJobs Network Specialist environmental and renewable energy job board. Search by keyword, type of job or by location
  • Hays Engineering Specialising in engineering recruitment, including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and marine engineering
  • IC Resources Recruitment consultancy - specialists in semiconductor recruitment
  • InEngineering Specialist jobs board for aerospace, automotive and rail engineering jobs. Search by job sector or UK location
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment Specialist recruitment company covering engineering, technical, manufacturing, construction vacancies
  • Jobsite - Engineering Jobs Engineering jobs from top employers and recruitment agencies
  • Justengineers Specialist website for engineering industries and related technical areas
  • Kelly - Careers in Engineering Specialist recruitment for engineering including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, power generation and renewable energy sectors
  • MatchTech Specialised technical engineering recruitment
  • NES International Engineering and technical recruitment specialists
  • Probe Technical Recruitment Portfolio includes many blue-chip organisations within automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing
  • Qreer European technical job board with opportunities in Science, Software, Engineering and Technology 
  • Reed Find vacancies for mechanical, civil, electrical, electronic, nuclear and structural engineering roles
  • Resource Group Specialist recruitment consultancy - automotive, defence, nuclear, rail, aerospace 
  • Rise Technical Recruitment Specialist recruiter of engineers and technical professionals UK-wide. All types of engineering covered including civil, design, development, electronics, manufacturing, process, software and structural
  • Sterling Choice Food manufacturing and FMCG recruitment
  • Top Engineer An insight to all of the currently available vacancies within engineering (through direct job postings and aggregation of jobs directly from employers' sites), with the ability to apply via mobile or desktop & keep track of all of your shortlisted jobs & applications
  • Top Engineering Jobs Site for engineering professionals - browse by job role
  • Totaljobs Search the engineering jobs sector by location, job sector or UK region
  • TRS Staffing Solutions Recruitment organisation specialising in professional, engineering, technical and field talents 

Professional organisations

Environment

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Allen & York Recruitment specialist for jobs in environment, CSR, sustainability and renewable energy. Search by job specialism, world region or keyword
  • Conservation Jobs Specialist conservation jobs and green job board. Search by keyword or by UK region
  • Environmental Data Services (ENDS) Environmental news, analysis and job search 
  • Environmental Jobs Job board for recruitment in the environmental industry sector. Search by keyword or by UK region
  • Environmentjob Environmental jobs in conservation, ecology, climate change, sustainability, waste management and recycling
  • GreenJobs Specialist environmental and renewable energy job board. Search by keyword, type of job or by location
  • Green Jobs Online Renewable energy, environmental and sustainability jobsite
  • Guardian Jobs Jobs in environmental and sustainability sectors. Browse jobs by category or by UK location
  • New Scientist All aspects of science reported on in this journal with regular job listings
  • Renewable Energy Jobs Specialist renewable energy jobs board. Search by keyword or by UK region
  • Solar Jobs Specialist job board for recruitment in the solar industry sector - search by keyword, job category or UK region
  • Sustain Recruitment Specialist recruitment consultancy for environmental, renewable energy and sustainability jobs. Browse by job category
  • The Environmentalist Environmental job listings
  • WasteJobs Specialist job board that focuses on jobs in the waste and recycling sector both in the United Kingdom and globally
  • WaterJobs Specialist job board that includes desalination jobs, flood jobs, hydrology jobs, rainwater harvesting jobs, river jobs, waste jobs, engineering jobs, management jobs and quality jobs
  • WindJobs Specialist job board that includes environmental jobs, renewable energy jobs and renewable jobs

Professional organisations

Events management

Resources

  • Access All Areas Magazine for the events industry
  • Event Magazine for the live events and exhibitions marketplace
  • Exhibitions Net Listings for UK trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Mash Media Magazine publishers for the Exhibition Industry. Titles include: Exhibition Bulletin; Exhibition News; Exhibiting Magazine; ExhibitionWorld; Conference & Meeting World; Conference News - view online versions 

Sources for jobs

Professional organisations

HR

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Harrisons Recruitment Specialist recruitment agency for recruitment to recruitment. Has a section for graduates who wish to work as recruitment consultants 
  • Hays HR Jobs UK Selection of HR and training jobs
  • Changeboard Specialist HR jobs site

Professional organisations

Health - Dentistry

Resources

  • Dental Guide Dental information site for dentists and patients which includes courses, information and academic reference sites for dental specialisms
  • Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England Professional body committed to enabling dental specialists to provide patients with the highest possible standards of practice and care. The Faculty's activites include: examining trainees, both in the UK and overseas; running courses for postgraduate training and continuing professional development; producing specialist publications; promoting and supporting research in the dental specialisms; providing expert advice to the NHS, health authorities, trusts, hospitals and other professional bodies
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about Health (view as pdf)
  • NHS Careers Dental Team Careers information for dentists and dental care professionals

Sources for jobs

  • British Dental Journal Specialist journal for ideas, opinions, developments and key issues in dentistry - clinical, practical and scientific. Dental jobs are advertised by category and general dental practice vacancies by UK region
  • NHS Jobs Search medical and dental jobs

Professional organisations

Health - Medicine

Resources

  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about health (view as pdf)
  • Medical Schools Council Represents the interests of UK medical schools. Useful site for anyone interested in studying medicine in the UK, with information on medical schools and the application process
  • NHS Careers Search on doctor. Find out about careers in the NHS, entry requirements and training. Has job listings
  • UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UK CAT) UK CAT is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university medical and dental schools. Site gives information about registration, preparation etc

Sources for jobs

  • British Medical Journal (BMJ) From trainee to consultant, BMJ offers tailored information for doctors - browse doctors' jobs by hospital jobs, GP, general medical jobs and international jobs
  • GP Jobs Online job board for permanent and locum posts. Search for GP practice and staff jobs by function, UK location or sector
  • NHS Jobs Search medical jobs and sign up to receive email alerts
  • Student BMJ Medical journal written for students by students. Has job section 

Professional organisations

  • Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK
  • British Medical Association (BMA) The professional association for doctors
  • British Nuclear Medicine Society Independent forum devoted to all aspects of nuclear medicine. Membership includes the clinicians dealing with the medical speciality, clinical scientists, radiopharmacists and nuclear medicine technologists 
  • General Medical Council (GMC) Registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK, protecting and promoting the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine
  • Medical Research Council Promotes research into all areas of medical and related science
  • Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Professional membership body for family doctors in UK and overseas. Committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training
  • Royal College of Physicians Set and monitor standards of medical training, setting standards for clinical practice and supporting doctors in their practice of medicine. Activities include advising government and taking part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues
  • Royal Society of Medicine Independent educational organisation for doctors, dentists, scientists and others involved in medicine and health care 

Health - Nursing

Resources

  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about health (view as pdf)
  • NHS Careers Public health online resource for career skills and training
  • Nursing Standard UK nursing journal. Nursing news, campaigns and courses and has student section

Sources for jobs

  • Hays Healthcare Jobs Healthcare jobs including nursing jobs
  • Health Professionals Specialist nursing agency
  • HSJjobs Search nursing jobs
  • NHS Jobs Search nursing and midwifery jobs by UK region
  • Nuffield Health Integrated health service provider - search here for nursing roles
  • Nursing Times Nursing magazine. Browse job listings by category or UK location
  • Team 24 Jobs listing for wide variety of nursing jobs. Search by job type or by UK region

Professional organisations

Human rights

Resources

  • Amnesty International Working to protect human rights worldwide
  • European Court of Human Rights The ultimate court of rights redress for European citizens
  • Global Youth Connect Advances human rights by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights learning workshops, volunteer service, and sustained human rights activism
  • Human Rights Watch Independent organisation dedicated to defending and protecting human rights 
  • International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) Produces and distributes information for human rights defenders, also training, lobbying and legal advice re human rights. Has an internship programme in both Geneva and New York providing opportunities for graduates who intend to work in the human rights field
  • Justice UK based law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system in the UK
  • Street Law Nonprofit organisation that creates classroom and community programmes that teach people about law, democracy, and human rights worldwide
  • United Nations Offices of the UN with specific focus on human rights 

Sources for jobs

  • Idealist Worldwide jobsboard for jobs relating to education, youth, health and medicine, housing, community organisations
  • Impact Pool International development career platform, helping highly-qualified and motivated individuals to grow professionally and make an impact with their careers
  • ProjectsAbroad Voluntary law and human rights internships and work experience abroad

Professional organisations

  • British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) Independent human rights charity committed to challenging inequality and social justice in everyday life in the UK.  Information/resource provider - develops and delivers training for voluntary/community/public sector on human rights practice and policy; undertakes research and policy analysis; lobbies government and conducts media campaigns
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Independent statutory body established to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality and protect human rights
  • Human Rights Education Association (HREA) International non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning, the training of activists and professionals, the development of educational materials and programmes and community-building through online technologies
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) Forum for those involved in the law and legal professions to discuss human rights issues and to aid their effective implementation within the UK legal framework and system of government
  • RedR UK A humanitarian aid charity which trains humanitarian NGO workers and provides recruitment, technical and membership services to aid workers worldwide

IT

Resources

  • Computer Weekly Weekly trade magazine for the IT industry. Sector news and jobs
  • Computing Technology news and analysis plus computing job opportunities
  • Guardian Technology Guardian's technology online newsletter
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about IT and telecommunications (view as pdf) 
  • JobStats IT market stats with information on skills needed, where the jobs are and salaries
  • Prospects Industry Insights For an overview of the IT sector click on information technology
  • Stem Graduates Careers advice, jobs, skills testing and news for STEM students and graduates
  • TARGET IT IT and graduate jobs and careers advice
  • Women in STEM Resources page listing organisations, blogs, programmes, articles and video content for women studying STEM subjects

Sources for jobs

  • Adzuna Search IT jobs by UK location or by type of job
  • Agency Central Search IT jobs by type of job or by location
  • Bubble Jobs Online jobs board with vacancies in the online, digital and web industries, including ecommerce, online marketing, web development, social media and web design jobs. Search jobs by keyword or by location. The site also has digital CV tips and digital career guide
  • Careerjet Job search engine giving jobseekers access to UK IT and telecoms jobs
  • ClearlyITJobs IT jobsboard - wide variety of IT jobs, UK-wide and at all levels. Search jobs by role, UK location, job type or keyword
  • CWjobs Jobs in the IT sector - search by keyword, location or job type
  • CyberSecurity Cyber security job listings - browse jobs by sector
  • Datascope Games, mobile and online jobs
  • Dice Browse graduate IT jobs in the gradzone
  • Frank Recruitment Group Global niche technology graduate jobs
  • Guardian Technology Jobs Technology IT and IT support listings
  • IT Consultant Jobs board for consultancy jobs
  • IT Executive Agency specialising in the IT sector
  • IT Graduate Jobs Specialist site for IT graduate recruitment
  • IT Jobs Online Specialist IT job site
  • JustIT IT training or recruitment jobs in the UK
  • Qreer European technical job board with opportunities in Science, Software, Engineering and Technology
  • Technojobs Specialist jobsite - search on location or job type
  • Totaljobs IT jobs and internet jobs - browse by location or job type

Professional organisations

Information management and library work

Resources

  • Bodleian Libraries' Trainee Scheme Trainee posts (up to thirteen each year) open to graduates planning to take a postgraduate library/information course. Three subject areas: Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, with a development programme for graduate trainees (following the SCONUL Code of Practice)
  • Business Archives Council Gives advice and information on business archives and modern records and promotes the preservation of business records of historical importance
  • CILIP Update Publication for the library, information and knowlege managment sectors
  • Free Pint Information on information - articles and reports about information practice, content and strategy

Sources for jobs

  • Archives and Records Association (ARA) Professional body for archivists and records managers in the UK. Click on 'careers' for ARC Recruitment - published every week to target this specialist applicant niche
  • Glen Recruitment Recruitment agency specialising in information sector jobs. They recruit knowledge professionals, business analysts, information specialists, researchers, records managers and librarians
  • Lisjobnet Recruitment website from the sector magazine, CILIP Update, specialising in jobs for librarians and information professionals. (CILIP is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) 
  • National Archives Search and apply for current vacancies. Find out more about the benefits of working at The National Archives
  • Research Information Magazine for online content and information management with job vacancies for information professionals and librarians plus news, industry trends and events
  • Sue Hill Recruitment Specialist recruitment consultancy in the information sector, specialising in roles for information officers, researchers, librarians, knowledge management specialists and business analysts
  • TFPL Specialist recruitment consultancy in areas of knowledge, information and data industries across the private, public and third sectors

Professional organisations

Insurance

Resources

  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about banking, investment and insurance (view as pdf)
  • Insurance Times Insurance sector news, analysis and vacancy listings
  • Lloyd's World's specialist insurance market providing insurance services in over 200 countries
  • Discover Risk Insurance specialist site that reaches out to universities and colleges - news, polls, surveys, case studies and videos

Sources for jobs

Professional organisations

International development

Resources

  • Alertnet Reuters' humanitarian news site, alerting people to humanitarian emergencies across the globe
  • CDEC - Sussex University Sussex University's Career Development and Employment Centre - International Development section
  • Chatham House Home of the Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House is a source of independent analysis and informed debate about significant developments in international affairs
  • Department for International Development (DfID) Government department for international development
  • Eldis Gateway to development information
  • Institute of Development Studies (IDS) IDS at the University of Sussex is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development
  • New Internationalist Online magazine and blog reflecting international development issues - politics, environment, economics and development
  • NGO Research Guide Search by name of NGO, by world region or by subject
  • Reliefweb Humanitarian job listings and lists of NGOs
  • World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) An international organisation, uniting NGOs worldwide and enabling them to work in partnership. The site has a worldwide NGO directory, searchable by world region
  • World Service Enquiry Information and advice about volunteering or working in international development

Sources for jobs

  • DevNetJOBS International development and consulting opportunities 
  • Idealist Independent organisation connecting people, organisations and resources to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems. Lists jobs, organisations and events in the international development field
  • Jobs4Development Job site for international development jobs
  • Oxford HR Executive search and selection consultants for the international development and social enterprise sectors
  • Impact Pool Vacancies gathered from 1000+ international organisations, covering all UN organisations, international financial institutions, EU, influential intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations 

Professional organisations

  • BOND British Overseas NGOs for Development. BOND is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development - network of around 400 members, ranging from large bodies with a worldwide presence to smaller, specialist organisations working in certain regions or with specific groups of people
  • Development Studies Association Works to connect and promote the development research community in the UK
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI) UK independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues
  • Oxfam International confederation working together around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty. Opportunities to get involved - jobs, volunteering

Journalism

Resources

  • European Journalism Centre (EJC) Information site for journalists by journalists
  • Hold the Front Page News and views by journalists, for journalists and journalism students with emphasis on UK regional journalism
  • Journalism.co.uk Online journalism news, jobs
  • Journograds Online resource for journalism graduates looking to break into the media industry with graduate level jobs, internships and information on MA courses in journalism. Offers blogs, advice and tips from graduates already working in the industry
  • Media Week Jobs and comments in this sector 
  • MedComms Networking Download the guide to geting started in medical communications from academic to medical writer which focuses on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies
  • News Associates Accredited training for journalists from their newsrooms in London and Manchester
  • NS (Newspaper Society) The voice of Britain's regional press, with links to UK newspaper websites
  • Press Gazette Journal for journalists with job listings, freelance directory and details of journalism training courses
  • The Week A digest of the British and overseas press
  • Women in Journalism Networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists

Sources for jobs 

  • Gorkana Jobs Jobs in journalism covering wide range of sectors including banking, consumer PR and consumer publication, corporate communications, marketing/research, nationals, newswires, online and PR agency
  • Go Think Big Work experience opportunities in journalism
  • Guardian Jobs Find the latest media jobs including work in journalism and digital media
  • Mediargh Work opportunities in media and also blogs and sector advice
  • News Associates List of journalism graduate schemes and summer work experience opportunities 

Professional organisations

Law

Solicitors

  • SRA Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Law Society Represents solicitors in England and Wales and offering training and advice and a wide range of products and services to support solicitors in their practice
  • Lawyers in Local Government
  • London Young Lawyers' Group (LYLG) The LYLG works in association with the Junior Lawyers Division. All law students, trainees and solicitors up to 7 years post-qualified experience (PQE) in the London area are eligible to join - there is a modest annual fee. The LYLG organise events for members and provide a support network for lawyers during the early stages of their career
  • Middlesex Law The site for Brunel's nearest regional Law Society with information on local solicitors, events and vacancies
  • Student Ladder (Solicitors) This website has general careers information and this link will take you to an A-Z of some (not all) law firms that offer work experience programmes
  • Find a Solicitor Site run by the Law Society. You can search for firms by location and type of work. It may be useful for getting contacts to target 'speculative applications' for work experience and training contracts (but there is no guarantee that there'll be a vacancy)
  • Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) The JLD is the community for LPC students and graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years qualified. Scroll down the page to access the helpful Careers Webinars
  • Central Applications Board LPC and GDL only
  • Law Works Law Works supports lawyers to volunteer their professional skills to assist individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for legal help and who are unable to access legal aid or other forms of financial assistance
  • PDC Postgraduate Study (Law)

Barristers

  • Bar Standards Board Regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales and represents and supports barristers. Find out more about Bar training from this website
  • Bar Council General information on the Bar, including information on how to become a barrister
  • Find a Barrister Directory
  • Bar Student Applicant Service (BarSAS) Applications for the Bar Professional Training Course (“BPTC”) are made through this website
  • Bar Course Aptitude Test Bar students must have successfully passed the BCAT test prior to enrolling on the BPTC.
  • Pupillage Gateway Pupillage is the mandatory year of training that aspiring barristers are required to undertake in order to practice. All pupillages are advertised through the Gateway and you will find information about pupillage and how to apply for it
  • Inns of Court There are four Inns of Court and you must have joined an Inn by the 31 May in the year that you start your BPTC. The Inns of Court also offer GDL and BPTC Scholarships
  • The Commercial Bar Association (Com Bar) The Specialist Bar Association for
    commercial barristers advising the international business community
  • Student Ladder (Barristers) This website has general careers information and this link will take you to an A-Z of some (not all) chambers that offer mini pupillages
  • Chancery Bar Information you can download about careers at the Chancery Bar. The Chancery Bar is the oldest specialist bar association and offers legal expertise across the whole spectrum of finance, property and business law
  • Postgraduate Study (Law)

Student law guides

  • Prospects law information Law careers information - overview of UK law sector, graduate jobs in law (routes to becoming a solicitor or barrister, plus alternative legal careers) and law qualifications
  • Law Careers.Net Comprehensive online resource for future lawyers - includes a database of pupillages and training contracts.  Tells you everything you need to know to begin your career in law whether you are looking for a training contract to become a solicitor or a pupillage to become a barrister. Students can subscribe to the LC.N newsletter which features news, event listings, immediate vacancies, advice and a whole section devoted to commercial awareness. MyLC.N is a customisable area of LC.N within which you can store information from both LC.N and elsewhere, saving details of potential employers and creating a personalised MyTimeline. MyLocker is a central hub where you can store key information about yourself in order to transfer it into the application forms of participating firms  
  • All About Law Law careers resources for students and graduates with information for potential solicitors and barristers. Has a page for non-law students with information about the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • Target jobs law Information on training contracts, pupillages, vacation scheme advice and law graduate jobs
  • Lawyer 2B Stay up to date with all the latest news relevant to law students, to include information, hints and tips in how achieve your career aspirations
  • Chambers Student Guide Resource for exploring different areas of legal specialism and identifying some of the leading law firms and Chambers in these fields.
  • LEX 100 Law Guide This is a law directory that looks at the UK’s largest law firms from the perspective of their trainees to give an insight into the practical reality of training with each firm. It has a useful comparison tool where you can see how different firms compare.
  • Future Lawyers Network Website for everyone considering a career in law - careers advice and support, legal training information, details of upcoming legal events
  • The Sunday Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Every year the Sunday Times publishes its Top 100 Graduate Employers in the UK, while a number of large law firms are included this is not a law exclusive survey
  • The Guardian UK 300 Graduate Employers Every year the Guardian publishes its Top 300 Graduate Employers in the UK, while a number of large law firms are included this is not a law exclusive survey

Legal publications

  • Legal 500 Industry guide to leading UK/International law firms and barristers (E&W)
  • Chambers & Partners Directory of UK Solicitors and Barristers
  • Waterlow Legal Information resource for law students with legal directories and training information and find a barrister search facility
  • Directory of In House lawyers
  • HG Legal Directories Source for international law firms and law associations
  • The Lawyer Online legal magazine
  • Counsel Magazine
  • Legal Week Publisher of news and analysis for lawyers in the UK – commercially focused
  • Law Society Gazette Law Society's magazine for its members. News and features and job vacancies - browse jobs by practice area
  • Legal Business Online legal magazine, commercially focused
  • British Journal of Criminology Leading criminology journal which publishes work from around the world and across all areas of criminology
  • Law in Sport Leading online international sports law publication providing expert commentary and analysis on the latest issues and legal developments in the industry.
  • Blue Pencil Law news/recruitment tips blog
  • Solicitors Journal News and practice updates for the Solicitors’ Profession
  • Legal Deal Folio Website with an extensive database of deals on which major law firms have advised, so provides key information on the type of work which each particular law firm does. The website has a focus on corporate, banking and capital markets law firms

Equality and disability

  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme This scheme supports outstanding individuals facing significant barriers to becoming a solicitor. Over 100 participants have benefited to date from support that covers full scholarship for the LPC, mentoring from practising lawyers and help to find work experience. 
  • The Pegasus Access Scheme The Inner Temple, in association with participating Chambers, launched this scheme to ensure that all students with the capability and determination to pursue a career at the Bar have the opportunity to undertake work experience in barristers' chambers, regardless of their background or personal networks.
  • SEO London The Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) programme prepares talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.
  • Black Lawyers Directory The fundamental aim of the BLD is to highlight and promote diversity in law.
  • The Black Solicitors Network The BSN is committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion.
  • Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society The community promoting equality of opportunity for solicitors, would-be solicitors and clients with disabilities
  • EmployAbility Opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students & graduates
  • Association for Women Solicitors AWS London is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community for women lawyers
  • Association for Women Barristers This association was founded in 1991 to monitor and represent the interests of women at the English Bar
  • Association of Asian Women Lawyers This not-for-profit association was set up in 2001. Membership spans from Judges, QC’s, Barristers, Solicitors, Legal Executives to Trainees, Pupils and University Students.
  • Association of Muslim Lawyers (http://www.aml.org.uk/) Information and links of interest to Muslim lawyers and other Muslims in the UK and across the world 
  • Aspiring Solicitors Primarily works to promote diversity in the profession. Events and advice offered to aspiring solicitors
  • Wellbeing at the Bar This group aims to provide barristers and chambers’ personnel with the information and skills they need in order to stay well and support members of the profession through difficulties that affect a barrister’s professional life
  • Law Care Promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing in the legal community

Professional organisations

  • Free Representation Unit Pro bono legal representation unit - volunteer opportunities to work with clients for aspiring advocates who are final year law students or graduates
  • Citizens Advice Bureau Helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice and by influencing policymakers 
  • Law Centres Network
  • Prisoners Abroad Organisation caring for Britons held overseas. Jobs and voluntary opportunities are posted on the website when available
  • JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network Supports those studying the law who are interested in human rights by creating a lively, interactive network
  • Amnesty International Working to protect human rights worldwide
  • British Society of Criminology Aims to further the interests and knowledge, both academic and professional, of persons engaged in any aspect of teaching, research and public education about crime, criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice systems in the UK
  • Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Independent public interest charity whose mission is to inspire enduring change by promoting understanding of social harm, the centrality of social justice and the limits of criminal justice
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers A not-for-profit campaign organisation, its member lawyers are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association Membership organisation for solicitors and barristers working in immigration law
  • Administrative Law Bar Association Professional association for practitioners of public law
  • European Law Students' Association (ELSA) UK national branch of ELSA, an independent non-political, non-profit organisation run, for and, by students. ELSA offers students a platform to develop their skills, obtain internships/work experience and meet fellow students and legal professionals in Europe 
  • International Court of Justice Information about the International Court of Justice along with rules and publications
  • International Law Association Has branches worldwide. The main objectives of the Association are the study, clarification and development of both public and private international law
  • Court of Justice of the European Community The Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries and it also settles legal disputes between EU governments and EU institutions. Individuals, companies or organisations can also bring cases before the Court if they feel their rights have been infringed by an EU institution
  • Fulbright Commission Study in the USA
  • Ministry of Justice Responsible in government for upholding justice, rights and democracy
  • Mountbatten Institute A key part of this programme is work based learning with practical training in the USA. Participants are placed with one of our premier host organizations in the following sectors: Finance, Law, IT, Event Management, HR, Marketing and Communications.
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) Group of lawyers who are committed to practising in those areas of law, both criminal and civil, that have traditionally been publicly funded. YLAL members include students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and qualified junior lawyers based throughout England and Wales
  • Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) Supporting the delivery of high quality legal services by legal aid lawyers
  • Howard League for Penal Reform This is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. The legal team is the only frontline national legal team specialising in the legal rights and entitlements of children and young people in custody.
  • Independent Custody Visiting Association A UK organisation for local community members who check on the welfare of people in police custody, by visiting police stations unannounced
  • Crown Prosecution Service Responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales
  • Government Legal Service Their sole client is the British Government and they employ nearly 2000 lawyers and trainees to provide legal services every day across the entire spectrum of its activities
  • Law Commission for England and Wales The statutory independent body created to keep the law under review and to recommend reform where it's needed
  • Land Registry Government department which maintains the Land Register, the evidence of ownership of properties and land in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Professional membership organisation representing the interests of dispute practitioners

Alternative routes to practice

Legal recruitment agencies and jobs boards

  • BCL graduates Online law recruitment service for graduates. Complete online profile
  • Career Legal Recruitment agency for legal and paralegal work
  • GR Law Specialist legal recruitment consultancy, recruiting lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other legal support staff for law firms and in-house legal departments. Offices in London and Sydney  
  • Hays Legal Selection of legal, paralegal and legal executive jobs
  • Ten-Percent Specialist legal recruitment agency
  • Legal Prospects Legal jobs board. Browse by location, practice area or by legal job sectors
  • Simply Law
  • Totally Legal Specialist legal recruitment agency for legal professionals

 

Leisure

Resources

  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about hospitality (view as pdf)
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about sport and leisure (view as pdf)
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about tourism (view as pdf)
  • Leisure Management Magazine for the leisure sector - news and jobs
  • People 1st Sector Skills Council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. Information on qualifications and training in these sectors
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the hospitality, tourism and sport sectors
  • TTG Digital Travel industry news and job listings

Sources for jobs

Professional organisations

Logistics

Resources

  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about transport and logistics (view as pdf)
  • Transport Planning Society Facilitates, develops and promotes knowledge, understanding and best practice in transport planning and provides a focus for those engaged in it
  • Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) Centre for UK transport research, consultancy, testing and advice for all aspects of transport

Sources for jobs

  • CASTUK Specialist recruiters for logistics, suppply chain and procurement
  • Hays Procurement Specialist recruitment for logistics and supply chain management jobs
  • Jobs in Transport Recruitment website for transport professionals. Search by job discipline or by UK location
  • Logistics and Transport Focus Journal for the logistics, transport and planning sectors. Has jobs listing
  • Passenger Transport Sector news for the transport sector with jobs listing
  • Reed Transport and Logistics Specialist recruitment site for transport and logistics jobs
  • Supply Management Purchasing and supply news, analysis and jobs 
  • Transport Xtra Transport news and transport planning and policy in the UK. Analysis and comment on national, regional and local transport issues. Has job advertisements

Professional organisations

Management

Resources

  • Business Week Business news and trends
  • Companies House All limited companies in the UK, and overseas companies with a branch or place of business in the UK need to be registered with Companies House. Main functions are to: incorporate and dissolve limited companies; examine and store information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation and to make this information available to the public
  • Confederation of British Industry UK's top business lobbying organisation, working with government, policymakers and legislators, providing a voice for employers on national and international issues and helping UK businesses compete effectively
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) Journal of the Operational Research Society

Sources for jobs

  • Management Today News, comment and jobs listing - search by job sector or UK location

Professional organisations

  • Association for Project Management Organisation whose objective is to advance and promote project management and the professional development of project managers
  • British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisation and BIFM represents and supports the facilities managers and their professional development. Website has a jobs listing
  • British Quality Foundation Corporate membership organisation helping organisations learn from best practice and improve their performance
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. Offers a range of professional management courses and accredited programmes
  • Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) Chartered professional body which promotes education, training and professional development for quality related job roles
  • Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) Professional body for management professionals in the UK, with a focus on developing administrative managers, professional administrators and business leaders and offering a range of specialised qualifications
  • Institute of Healthcare Management Representative organisation for individual healthcare managers in the UK
  • Institute of Management Services Management information body which promotes the development of ways of improving productivity and quality, governs professional standards and provides professional examinations and qualifications
  • Institute of Operations Management (IOP) Operations management is the development and operation of business practices to deliver the highest level possible of efficiency within an organisation. IOP is the professional body for people involved in operations and production management in UK manufacturing and service industries
  • Operational Research Society (OR) Operational Research is the discipline of applying appropriate analytical methods to help make better decisions. The Society's main function is to enable members to acquire, share and exchange knowledge

Management consultancy

Resources

Sources for Jobs

  • Mindbench Mindbench recruits management consultants for permanent and interim consultancy roles with firms in the UK
  • Top Consultant Consultancy Job Vacancies in UK London and South East on focussing on Data & Analytics - Banking, Insurance or Wealth Management.

Professional organisations

Market research

Resources

  • Campaign Online version of advertising magazine covering advertising, marketing, media and PR sectors - has a jobs section
  • CampaignLive Portal for advertising, marketing, new media, direct mail and PR - news, job vacancies, blogs 
  • Marketing and Creative Handbook Contacts directory for advertising and marketing services
  • MrWeb Online resource for the market research profession with job vacancies and sector news
  • Research Buyer's Guide Directory of Market Research providers
  • YoungEsomar Society Industry association initiative to help you with your career in the data, research and insights industry. Check out the map of different career paths in the industry.

Sources for jobs

  • Aspire Digital, media and marketing jobs
  • Elizabeth Norman International Marketing recruitment in research, field, advertising planning, database analysis and pharmaceutical sectors
  • Guardian Jobs Find the latest media jobs including work in market research and digital media 
  • Hasson Associates Market research, data, insight, analysis and planning roles. Search jobs by keyword or by location
  • Hays Marketing jobs Selection of marketing, digital marketing and market research jobs
  • Research Jobfinder Browse jobs in market research by job role or by location
  • Spalding Goobey Market research roles

Professional organisations

Marketing

Resources

  • AdMISSION Careers website for the IPA (Institute for Practitioners in Advertising) for people who want to get into advertising, media and marketing communications
  • CampaignLive Portal for advertising, marketing, new media, direct mail and PR. News, job vacancies
  • Campaign Advertising magazine covering advertising, marketing, media and PR sectors. Has an extensive jobs section
  • Getin2marketing Online careers resource from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Inside Careers - Marketing Career guide in this sector - access careers advice, company A-Z, graduate vacancies, work experience and further study
  • Marketing Marketing news
  • Marketing and Creative Handbook Contacts directory for advertising and marketing services
  • MrWeb Market research jobs and news
  • Prospects Industry Insight For an overview of the marketing sector click on advertising, marketing and PR
  • Research Buyer's Guide Directory of Market Research providers
  • 77 Academy Marketing training. Offers 10-week full-time digital media marketing training course for graduates

Sources for jobs

  • Blue Skies Specialist recruitment for the marketing, agency and creative industries. Search jobs by type of job or by location
  • Hays marketing Selection of marketing jobs and digital marketing jobs
  • Madjobs Madjobs is the leading resource for marketing, advertising and design jobs. All jobs from marketingweek.co.uk. designweek.co.uk, creativereview.co.uk and nma.co.uk feed into the madjobs portal. Browse jobs by job function or job discipline 
  • Marketing Magazine Jobs Media, communications and marketing jobs. Search by job or by UK location 
  • onlymarketingjobs Marketing jobsboard - search by location or by type of marketing job
  • Simply Marketing Jobs Specialist online job site for marketing jobs. Search by UK location or by job category
  • The Candidate Specialist recruitment agency for digital, media and marketing recruitment. There is a specific graduate recruitment information page

Professional organisations

Museum and heritage work

Resources

  • Culture 24 News, exhibition reviews, links, listings and education resources from UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries all in one place
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport Responsible for arts, broadcasting, press, museums, galleries, libraries, sport and listed buildings
  • English Heritage Organisation which exists to protect and promote England's historic environment. Website has sections on properties and events, research and conservation and a jobs listing
  • Group for Education in Museums (GEM) Promotes education  through museums and galleries. Members work in museums and galleries, country houses, heritage sites, urban and countryside interpretative centres, science centres, schools and universities. Has a jobs listing
  • Historic Scotland Organisation which safeguards Scotland's historic environment with information on properties to visit, conservation projects, learning and resources
  • National Trust Protects and opens to the public many historic houses and gardens, as well as industrial monuments and mills. Also looks after countryside sites and archaeological remains
  • National Trust for Scotland Conservation charity that cares for and promotes Scotland's heritage. Has a vacancy listing
  • Save Britain's Heritage Independent voice campaigning for threatened historic buildings

Sources for jobs

  • ai Arts industry magazine which covers all aspects of the arts including art, theatre, heritage, museums, music and dance and carries job advertisements
  • Artjobster Provides arts careers job information. Includes jobs in media, visual arts, art administration, art galleries, museums, community arts, heritage, theatre, dance, literature, festivals, music, arts therapy jobs
  • Guardian jobs Arts jobs and heritage jobs. Browse by sector, job function or UK location
  • Museum Jobs Job listings for museums, galleries, libraries and archives. Search by UK location
  • Museums Journal Sector news and job listings in 'find a job' section

Professional organisations

  • Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Forum for anyone interested in interpretation and deepening understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present. AHI aims to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity
  • Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Provides advice and support for independent museums throughout the UK. Independent museums range from small local organisations to large institutions, and represent over half the museum provision in the UK
  • Museums Association Represents those working in museums, galleries and heritage sectors. Has a 'find a job' section, plus news

Music

Resources

  • Careers in Music Advice on getting into different areas of the music business: music industry contacts, descriptions of music industry roles and job listings
  • CMU Music Network Music business news site, plus digital news and studio/media news. Interviews with key music people, jobs and training opportunities
  • Live Music Now Charity which performs to any audience that cannot get to a live performance - including special needs schools, day care centres, residential homes and hospitals. Increasing access to music and developing a resource of musicians with specialist skills with a commitment to music outreach
  • Mix Magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Topics covered include recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, music technology
  • Music Biz Academy For independent musicians - resource to help promote their music and move their online music career forward
  • Showcase International music directory with thousands of professional contacts for both live and recorded music sectors

Sources for jobs

  • Careers in Music Advice on getting into different areas of the music business: music industry contacts, descriptions of music industry roles and job listings
  • Musical Chairs Online resources for performance, teaching and administration jobs in classical music worldwide
  • Music Jobs Music jobs board with forum and music-related blog posts
  • Music Match Industry opportunities and daily news from the world of film, TV, music and gaming
  • Rhinegold UK publisher for music and the performing arts, producing specialist magazines and directories for the music industry. Contains job listings for music jobs including music education, performing, management and creative roles
  • Sound on Sound Music magazine for the hi-tech recording industry
  • Youth Music Network Online community for people who work in and around music education projects. The site includes job vacancies

Professional Organisations

PR

Resources

  • Behind the Spin Online magazine for public relations students and practitioners. It is supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and based at UK universities with CIPR-approved public relations degree courses. Site features PR news, job vacancies, books on PR and course information
  • International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) The voice of PR consultancies around the world - umbrella organisation for agencies through their trade associations in 28 countries
  • Introduction to Public Relations Information on what to expect working in PR.
  • London School of Public Relations and Branding Offers training in PR and in most areas of the media, including integrated marketing communications, publishing, journalism and media relations
  • Online Public Relations Index to hundreds of PR-related links
  • Pressat Online news distribution service for UK organisations, plus information about getting a job in public relations
  • Press Gazette Journal
  • PR Week Journal - sector news, opinion, events, agency showcase
  • PR Week's Top 150 Consultancies League table of PR consultancies
  • Public Affairs News Journal. News, analysis and jobs for the PR world
  • AboutPublicRelations Provides the information someone looking to find a job in the PR industry needs - details on vocational courses, interview advice, vacancies board and details on which companies run graduate schemes
  • Prospects Industry Insights For an overview of the PR sector click on marketing, advertising and PR

Sources for jobs

  • Gorkana Jobs Jobs in PR covering wide range of sectors including banking, consumer PR, corporate communications, financial PR, marketing/research, media training/event, PR agency and press/media relations
  • JFL Search & Selection Specialist recruitment consultancy for all areas of PR
  • PR Week PR Week job site. Search vacancies by sector, function, and location

Professional organisations

Patent work

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Indeed Specialist search for patent jobs

Professional organisations

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Professional body for patent attorneys in the UK, advising on policy and practice, providing pre- and post-qualification training for members, and providing information re intellectual property (patents, trademarks, designs and copyright)
  • Europen Patent Office (EPO) Executive body of the European Patent Organisation. Find information on searching for patents, applying for a patent, law and practice and sector news
  • Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys UK professional body dedicated to the protection of trademarks and other intellectual property rights - promoting high standards of training, qualification and continued learning within the profession
  • Intellectual Property Bar Association The specialist bar association for barristers practising intellectual property law in England and Wales
  • Intellectual Property Office Official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the UK. These rights include patents, designs, trademarks and copyright
  • TOPRA The global organisation for regulatory affairs professionals and for those who have an interest in regulatory affairs in the healthcare sector. Site has a job search directory

Pharmaceutical

Resources

  • CenterWatch Information source for the clinical trials industry including clinical trial listings, research centres, drug approvals and research information
  • Chase People YouTube videos for graduates who want to work in healthcare, pharmaceutical sales and marketing industries
  • Cogent Skills UK's strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers - case studies and information on courses and career pathways
  • Medcomms Networking Information and services for the pharmaceutical industry, encouraging networking amongst individuals working in specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing businesses
  • Pharmweb Pharmaceutical portal with discussion forums
  • Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) Promotes and leads statistical thinking in the pharmaceutical industry 
  • The Scientist News and job listings. Sectors covered include cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, microbiologists, neuroscience and immunology

Sources for jobs

  • AshfieldIn2Focus Ltd Specialist recruitment for pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • emedcareers UK job search for pharmaceutical, clinical research or medical communications
  • Hays Life Sciences Pharmaceutical and medical technology jobs, including recruitment for medical affairs jobs, clinical research jobs, health economics jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs
  • Jobs in Pharma European online pharmaceutical job listings in the pharmaceutical, clinical research, regulatory, medical device, biotech and health care industries. Search by keyword or job category
  • Liftstream Recruitment specialist in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science sectors
  • New Scientist Science news and science jobs
  • Pharmaceutical Field Magazine for medical sales professionals. Latest industry jobs and news and a searchable directory of companies
  • Pharmaceutical Journal Journal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Has jobs listing. Search job type or by location 
  • Pharmafile Pharmaceutical jobs - search by keyword or by location  
  • Real Staffing Specialist recruitment for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices
  • Seltek Specialist recruitment for science jobs

Professional organisations

Politics, International politics

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Electus Politics recruitment specialist
  • DODS Group Specialist recruitment for public affairs, policy, public relations and corporate communications professionals. Clients include blue chip companies, leading trade bodies, charities, NGO's and political and communications agencies
  • Political Jobs Advertises employment, internship, and work experience opportunities in the sector
  • Public Affairs Links Website for lobbying careers and job opportunities in the public and government affairs industry in UK/Europe/US
  • UNjobs United Nations (UN) current vacancies listings

Professional organisations

Probation and prison work

Resources

  • HM Prison Service - Ministry of Justice Find out here about the work carried out in prisons in England and Wales
  • Home Office Lead UK government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and policing
  • Probation Journal National and international forum for sharing good practice, disseminating criminal justice research and developing debate about the theory and practice of work with offenders and issues affecting the wider community justice arena

Professional organisations

Project management

Resources

  • Knowledge Train E-book explaining the role of a project manager, the characteristics/soft skills required for the job, how to gain relevant work experience and the value of formal qualifications and training
  • Prospects Job profile for project manager role
  • TARGETjobs Project manager: job description

Sources for jobs

  • CiC Careers in Construction Job board for the built environment: browse by category or by job sector. Information on qualifications and salaries
  • CWJobs Jobs in the IT sector - search by keyword, location or job type
  • LinkedIn Search for global project management vacancies
  • Project Management Job Board Project Management Institute job board
  • Project Manager Jobs Job portal with CV registration, email alerts and resources
  • Technojobs Search for jobs in the IT sector, register and receive email alerts

Professional organisations

Project management roles are offered in other sectors and the roles and responsibilities may vary according to the organisation and the sector, we have attempted to focus on the project management roles which we see most commonly advertised. Look at the other Industries within this section to find job search resources for the sector that interests you.

Psychology

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Guardian Psychology jobs. Browse psychology job opportunities in the UK
  • Jobisjob Psychologist jobs in London
  • Jobs.ac.uk Search jobs in psychology by type of role, UK location or type of employer. Includes some psychology assistant posts outside academia as well as research assistant posts
  • NHS Jobs Search for psychology assistant posts
  • Psychjobs Recruitment site for clinical psychology and educational psychology jobs
  • Psychminded Has job listings for psychology, psychiatry and mental health posts as well as sector news
  • Psychologist Appointments Jobs supplement of the BPS. Job categories covered: clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational. Search by job type or UK region
  • Pulse Psychology jobs in the UK

Professional organisations

Psychotherapy

Resources

  • Institute of Psychoanalysis Activities include the training of psychoanalysts, the development of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, the provision of treatment through The London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, the publication of books and journals, furthering research, and the dissemination of psychoanalytic ideas through public lectures and events

Sources for jobs

Professional organisations

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Sets standards for the sector. BACP works with large and small organisations within the sector, from advising schools on how to set up a counselling service to assisting the NHS on service provision, working with voluntary agencies and supporting independent practitioners. BACP participates in the development of counselling and psychotherapy at an international level
  • British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy 
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) Professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Acts as a voluntary regulator of the profession and publishes an annual register of those practitioners who meet BPC's fitness to practice standards
  • Child Psychotherapy Child Psychotherapy training is offered at training schools accredited by this organization and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Membership organisation, UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors and supports continuing professional development. UKCP works to improve access to psychological therapies, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards, and also deals with complaints against organisational members as well as individual members

Public sector

Resources

Sources for jobs

Professional organisations

Publishing

Resources

  • Book Careers.com Information about working in publishing and bookselling
  • Bookseller (The) Journal for the publishing trade. Contains job vacancies
  • Creative Pool UK directory of creative professionals, hosts copywriting jobs and acts as a creative industry network
  • Electric Editors Online community for editors, proofreaders, indexers, translators and publishers
  • Equality in Publishing (equip) Promoting equality across publishing, bookselling and agenting with the aim to increase access to opportunities within the industry
  • Hiive Professional network for creatives. Build and showcase your online creative CV get matched to people, projects and knowledge; create Hiive swarms to kick-start creative projects or share ideas
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about publishing (view as pdf)
  • London School of Publishing Providing professional training for publishing
  • Periodicals Publishers Association (PPA) Organisation for magazine and professional media publishers in the UK
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the media and publishing sectors
  • Publishing Training Centre (PTC) Training provider for book and journal publishers and offering short courses for all kinds of publishers including digital publishing, web skills, legal subjects and marketing

Sources for jobs

  • Inspired Selection Specialist recruitment consultancy for the publishing industry - including trade, professional, academic, educational, medical communications, as well as corporate and charitable publications - both in traditional print and digital media. Offices in central London and Oxford
  • JFL Search & Selection Specialist recruitment consultancy for the communications sector - PR, publishing, corporate communications, digital
  • Media Guardian Press and publishing jobs
  • Mediargh Work opportunities in media and also blogs and sector advice
  • Pathfinders Specialist recruitment for publishing, media, marketing and communications companies
  • @pubinterns Twitter account posting internship opportunities and jobs, as well as tips and tricks for all those wanting to get into publishing
  • @pubjobsuk Twitter account posting publishing industry jobs and opportunities from Mediargh

Professional organisations

 

Research and intelligence

Resources

  • GCHQ  A satellite ground station and eavesdropping centre located in the UK, helping to keep our forces safe, preventing terrorism and crime and protecting against cyber-attack
  • LARIA Local Area Research and Intelligence Association works to improve lives and local areas through the use of research, intelligence and policy. LARIA promotes continuous improvements in the quality and impact of local research and intelligence
  • NatCen Social Research Britain’s largest independent social research centre.
  • Quangos Google document listing all the Quasi Autonomous Non-government Organisations in the UK
  • Social Issues Research Centre An independent, non-profit organisation founded to conduct research on social and lifestyle issues. Based in Oxford, UK.
  • The Social Research Association Includes many useful links to public and private sector research organisations, also careers advice and resources at
  • The Social Research Association Careers Careers advice and resources from the SRA
  • Think Tanks List of think tanks in the UK
  • NIRA’s World directory of think tanks Directory of think tanks around the world

Retail and sales

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Denza Specialises in fashion retail recruitment
  • Guardian Jobs Browse sales jobs
  • Hays Retail Selection of retail jobs
  • Media Exchange For opportunities in media sales
  • Retail Careers Jobs in the retail sector - search by location or job type
  • Retail Choice Search retail job opportunities by location, job type or keyword 
  • Retail Week Latest retail sector news and analysis 
  • retailmoves Specialist retail recruitment site
  • Simply Sales Jobs Specialist online job site for sales jobs. Search by UK location or by type of sales job - includes field sales, sales executive roles, IT sales jobs, direct sales, telesales and sales manager roles
  • SalesRoles 
  • totaljobs Retail jobs UK-wide

Professional organisations

Social work

Resources

Sources for jobs

  • Action First Specialist recruitment agency sourcing and placing qualified social care professionals
  • AllCareJobs Specialist site for social care and social worker jobs. Search by job category, client group or UK location
  • British Social Work Jobs Specialist social work jobs site. Search by keyword, UK region or career area
  • Community Care Online magazine for everyone in social care. Has job listings
  • Great Social Care Launched in 2005 as part of the greatcare group, Great Social Care brings together recruiters and candidates in Social work, Domiciliary & residential care, and Social housing.
  • HCL Social Care Sources and places qualified social workers and social care professionals throughout the UK. HCL works on behalf of local authorities, charities and the private and voluntary sectors, recruiting qualified professionals in all disciplines including children and families, adoption and fostering, adults, learning disabilities and mental health. Search by job specialism, UK location or job type
  • Health Service Journal (HSJ) News and information on health management - source for NHS news, NHS jobs, NHS management resources
  • NHS Jobs Range of health and social care opportunities
  • JobsGoPublic Public sector jobs in local government, charity, education, housing & more
  • Local Government Jobs Jobs site from JobsGoPublic
  • NHS Jobs Perform a job search, find jobs that match your skills, and apply for NHS jobs online. Register to receive Jobs by E-mail
  • Social Care Careers Issues relating to social care work in England. Has a job search for social work and social care jobs
  • The Herald Jobs Jobs section on the Herald Scotland’s site. Vacancies can be searched by job title, core skill, key word, and location
  • The New Social Worker Online Social work articles and news. Online job board through SocialWorkJobBank
  • The Voice Jobs Jobs section of newspaper The Voice, a publication dedicated to serving the black community in the UK

Professional organisations

  • British Association of Social Workers Professional association for social workers in the UK
  • Care Quality Commission Regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England, including all hospitals
  • Health and Care Professions Council (hcpc) Regulating health, psychological and social care professionals and maintain the register of health professionals
  • Skills for Care Employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England
  • Social Care Association UK organisation of individuals and corporate organisations involved in social care. Includes all service user groups and all job roles and aims to promote good practice in social care

Sport

Resources

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport Government department responsible for policy on sport
  • Future Fit Provide training courses for individuals wanting to work in the health and fitness industry
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about sport and leisure (view as pdf)
  • Leisure opportunities.com Leisure jobs, training and news
  • London Sport Partnership of organisations, people and local interest groups coordinating the delivery of sport and active recreation across West London. Contains job listings, news and volunteering opportunities 
  • Prospects Job Sectors Job options with a Sport, Health and Exercise Science degree
  • Register of Exercise Professionals Set up to safeguard the health and interests of people using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers. Also useful for people interested in gaining a sports qualification
  • SkillsActive Sector Skills Council for sport
  • Sportaces Sports psychology training consultancy for individuals, teams and organisations
  • SportsCoachUK Information on coaching resources nationwide
  • UK Sport Responsible for managing and developing public investment in sport
  • Women In Sport Organisation committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women in sport at every level

Sources for jobs

  • Careers in Sport Provides career profiles from different parts of the sports industry with articles promoting opportunities in the sports science and coaching industries and monthly job listings
  • Futureactive PE, Sport, Health and Fitness and Active Leisure vacancies
  • Global Sports Jobs Specialist portal for international sports related vacancies. Search jobs by job sector or by world region. Job sectors include agencies and sponsors, elite and coaching, media and technology, clubs and team, federations, science and medicine, leisure and health, sporting goods
  • Independent Coach Education Provides a range of coaching services to schools to enable them to develop the quality of their sports provision, also provides recruitment services for coaching roles
  • Jump In Sport Jobs in sport from across the globe
  • PE Recruitment Recruits PE teachers for supply and permanent positions in schools throughout the UK and across the world
  • Sport Careers Global job board, club directory, careers network - registration required
  • Top Ends Sport Resources and job vacancies in the field of sports

Professional organisations

Surveying

Resources

  • Land Registry Government department which maintains the Land Register, the evidence of ownership of properties and land in England and Wales
  • Urban Design Group Campaigning membership organisation committed to raising standards of urban design in UK cities, towns and villages. Includes details of urban design practices, courses, publications and job vacancies, as well as urban design events

Sources for jobs

  • Estates Gazette Browse property jobs which include surveying, valuation surveying and rating, regeneration and sustainability and property management
  • Hays Property and Surveying Permanent, temporary and contract jobs in this sector
  • LGjobs Government jobs site advertising council vacancies. View by occupation and search under surveyors
  • Planning Sector news  on regeneration and renewal, economic development, housing and communities and environment, with town planning job vacancies advertised
  • Property Week Latest property news, events, data and jobs in the property sector
  • Town Planning Jobs Specialist town planning vacancies job site. Search jobs by job title or by UK location

Professional organisations

TEFL

Resources

  • Berlitz Offer English and other language courses to individuals and companies
  • Cactus Tefl courses, jobs and advice. Search by location, course type or course date
  • Cambridge English Language training organisation
  • EF English First English language teaching course provider
  • English in Britain Information on hundreds of English language courses in accredited language training organisations in the UK. Search for a course or an institution
  • ESL Teachers Board ESL resources for students and teachers
  • ESL Watch Provides information, news and reviews about schools, universities and recruiters, covering China, Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
  • Global TEFL Partners Offer a variety of TEFL/TESOL courses worldwide 
  • HuntESL Teaching English abroad resource for new teachers, plus TEFL jobs
  • i-to-i TEFL course provider and online job search. See TEFL blog for information about Teaching English abroad
  • Inlingua Language school, TESOL training courses
  • International House CELTA training courses
  • Linguarama Business language and communication training organisations with over twenty centres in Europe
  • Prospects Job profile: English as a foreign language teacher
  • TARGETjobs TEFL/TESL teacher: job description
  • Teacher Horizons Networking tool that connects teachers and international schools
  • Teach TEFL First (TTF) Offer online accredited TEFL courses and a job site listing international teaching jobs worldwide 
  • TEFL London TEFL/TESOL courses in London
  • TEFL Org UK Provides classroom-based and online accredited TEFL courses. The website also advertises TEFL jobs across the world 
  • Trinity College Provides TESOL courses
  • UK Tefl UK Tefl training

Sources for jobs

  • BridgeTEFL English language teaching jobs - search by country
  • British Council Language Assistants Working with partner organisations overseas and providing opportunities to work as language assistants both in the UK and in fourteen countries around the world
  • EL Gazette News, events, jobs
  • Eslbase Database of TEFL courses and listings of current TEFL jobs available worldwide
  • ESL Jobs World Connects teachers of English with employers worldwide and has job listings for teaching English abroad
  • i-to-i TEFL courses and jobs abroad
  • LoveTEFL TEFL courses provider, 120 online TEFL training course and TEFL jobs
  • St George International English language school providing general English courses, business English courses and academic English courses - all year TESOL and English language courses
  • Teach English in China Recruitment agency for English teaching positions in China, offering long-term paid positions as well as short-term summer internship roles
  • tefl.com Database of ELT (English language teaching) jobs worldwide
  • tefl jobs English language teachers, graduate teachers - teach in Turkey, Spain or China. Search jobs by location or job type
  • Teach to Travel Teach to Travel recruits teachers for South Korea, Cambodia, China and Turkey

Professional organisations

  • British Council Provides opportunities to work as English Language Teachers abroad
  • English UK Language teaching association with all members accredited
  • IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • JET Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) is an official Japanese Government scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools

 

TV, film and radio

Resources

  • Broadcast Journal - TV industry news and comment - has job listings
  • Channel 4 talent Opportunities in TV - view current vacancies at Channel 4
  • Creative & Cultural Skillset Cultural Choices Help and advice for creative careers including jobs, events and opportunities
  • Creative England National agency that supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media
  • Creative Skillset Industry body for the creative industries, working across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, publishing, advertising and marketing communications
  • dtg Collective centre for the digital TV industry
  • Fat Cat Online directory for TV and film resources
  • Film Festivals Film news worldwide
  • Film London London's film and media agency, promoting London as a major international film-making centre
  • Hiive Professional network for creatives. Build and showcase your online creative cv; get matched to people, projects and knowledge; create Hiive swarms to kick-start creative projects or share ideas
  • Industry Insight Agcas publication providing information about media (view as pdf)
  • ITV.com/jobs Latest jobs at ITV 
  • IMDb Film and TV news and events website
  • Kays Directory of media production companies
  • KFTV Search film, television and commercial production services in 173 countries worldwide. Find everything from film commissions to location services, crew etc
  • Mandy.com Production Services worldwide searchable by country. Has vacancy section
  • Mediainfo Media information website - media news, directory, jobs
  • Mix Magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry covering a wide range of topics including: recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, and music technology
  • National Film and Television School Further specialist training
  • Northern Film and Media The screen agency for the North East of England. Information here on local media organisations, schemes and opportunities
  • Pinewood The Pinewood Studios Group includes Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington and is one of the leading providers of studio and related services to the worldwide film and television industries
  • Raindance Fosters and promotes independent film in the UK and around the world. Runs film training courses and Raindance film festivals
  • Screen Yorkshire Regional screen agency for Yorkshire and Humber regions. Information on local media organisations, schemes and opportunities
  • Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy Supports UK film production and includes details about film placement trainee scheme
  • So You Want to Work in TV For anyone interested in learning more about and getting into the TV production business and developing your TV presenting skills
  • Student Radio Association Site for events, information and support in this area
  • Talent Circle Supports and promotes independent filmmaking. Film network for film professionals, filmmakers, production staff and actors
  • The Knowledge Online contacts directory for production professionals working in films, TV and commercials production
  • The Network The Edinburgh International Television Festival talent scheme gives new entrants a first step into the TV and digital industries. The site includes a careers advice section and links to relevant organisations
  • The Talent Manager Online service that helps independent film producers and broadcasters manage their own networks of people. Freelancers can post latest CVs and job availability and update all partner companies on board simultaneously. Members can create their own networks and add showreels. Employers use the site to store production CVs
  • Universal Extras Service placing extras in TV and film across the UK and Ireland

Sources for jobs

  • 4rfv Film and broadcast industry news and jobs board
  • Guardian Jobs Find the latest media jobs including work in TV, journalism and digital media
  • Mediargh Work opportunities in media and also blogs and sector advice
  • Media volt Media industry social community site. Build your free profile and search for castings, acting auditions and TV/Film production jobs in the UK
  • Media Week Latest media news and media jobs. Search jobs by job function or UK location
  • Notfromconcentrate Jobs and careers in TV
  • Pathfinders Specialist recruitment for media, marketing and communications companies
  • Production Base Showcase work and search for jobs in film and commercial production
  • Searchlight Specialist recruitment in the media and entertainment industries including broadcast, post production, digital media and film
  • Skeleton Productions One of the UK's leading corporate video production companies. They recruit filmakers and videographers across the UK for freelance work
  • Soho Runners Recruitment specialist, providing runners into the Soho post production houses and film communities. You can read more here about the runner's role - often the first step on the ladder for roles in broadcasting media

Professional organisations

  

Teaching

Resources

  • Applying for Teacher Training Information from Prospects on PGCE, School Direct and SCITT - application and interview process and a sample personal statement
  • Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) Programme leading to a qualification for the under fives
  • Excellence Gateway Learning and skills improvement service offering resources to support professional development in the FE and Skills sector
  • FE Advice Advice for those interested in teaching in the further education sector
  • Prospects Teaching and Education Teaching career advice and teaching job profiles
  • Resource and tools for new teaching Blog with links to resources for teachers including teaching worksheets, preparing visual aids, downloading free ebooks and ideas for using YouTube and smart phones in the classroom
  • SecEd News re UK secondary education
  • Skills For Schools Online guide to training, development and career pathways with the aim of helping school staff develop in their current roles and take advantage of new career opportunities
  • TARGETcourses - Teaching Information to help you choose between PGCE, School Direct, SCITT and other paths to qualified teacher status across the UK, with information on qualifications needed and how to apply 
  • TARGETjobs - Teaching and education graduate career advice Information on teaching and education graduate jobs, training schemes and placements/internships in teaching and education related roles. Also, information on various teaching specialism by age of pupils
  • Teacher Training Information from Prospects - routes into teaching, applying for teacher training, funding and getting your first teaching job 
  • Teaching Assistant Focus Information on becoming a teaching assistant, training courses and jobs. Search jobs by UK city/county
  • Teach First Two-year development programme to encourage top graduates to teach for at least two years
  • The Tutor Pages Online directory of private tutors, offering thousands of free articles on tutoring. Free ebook available for those considering becoming a tutor
  • TM teachersmedia Helping you to make the best use of the Teachers TV archive for professional development and classroom support 
  • Teaching Times News from the various educational zones
  • Times Educational Supplement Education news and education jobs
  • Times Higher Education Supplement Higher education news and higher education jobs

Sources for jobs

Recruitment agencies

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) lists education recruitment agencies that operate best practice in recruitment in the 'Education audited' section of its searchable directory

  • Adzuna Search teaching jobs by UK location or by type of job
  • Apple Teachers Specialist teaching recruitment agency
  • Best Education UK education jobs database. Search by category or UK location
  • Capita Education Education recruitment - candidates can create a profile on the site
  • Education Jobs Educational jobs board
  • Edustaff Educational consultancy helping graduates get into teaching
  • Eteach Search education jobs by UK or international location or by type of vacancy.
  • Eteach Staffroom Careers resource to help candidates develop their teaching careers.
  • Guardian Jobs Education job vacancies. Click on Further Education and Higher Education for jobs in these sectors. Search on keyword, job function, UK location 
  • NQT Jobs Lists NQT jobs by UK region  
  • FEjobs FE jobs website - search by keyword or by UK location
  • Impact Teachers Teaching recruitment agency
  • ITN Mark Education Specialising in education recruitment
  • Jobs.ac.uk Jobs in the academic sector: teaching, research and administration
  • Prospero Teaching Teaching jobs and support roles in schools. Search by keyword, sector, role or UK location
  • Protocol Education Recruitment for teachers and for teaching assistants
  • TeacherPort Resource for new graduates and teachers to find teaching jobs abroad
  • Teachers4U Specialist recruitment for teachers, classroom assistants and nursery nurses
  • Uteach Teacher relocation specialists for both UK and international teaching jobs 
  • TES Jobs The largest selection of academic, education, teaching and support positions for the world's largest network of teachers and teaching professionals
  • HMC Teacher Training The Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference is a professional association of Heads of many of the world’s leading independent schools. Training takes place ‘on the job’ in a salaried post within a HMC independent senior school

Professional organisations

 

Theatre

Resources

  • Castcall Casting information service for actors and agents, providing up-to-date casting briefs and audition notices direct to a performer's inbox
  • Creative & Cultural Skillset Cultural Choices Help and advice for creative careers including jobs, events and opportunities
  • Industry insight AGCAS publication providing information about creative arts and culture (view as pdf)
  • Spotlight Casting service used by performers, agents and casting directors
  • The Acting Website Information resource site for actors including listings of acting agents and managers and actors unions worldwide

Sources for jobs

  • Stagejobspro Online networking and jobs site for theatre professionals 
  • Get Into Theatre Theatre-related information - interviews with people who are already working in theatre, job opportunities and discover over 80 different careers in theatre
  • The Stage Weekly newspaper and online resource for the performing arts - includes vacancies and auditions for performers, designers, backstage and technical and other theatre-related vacancies. Contains theatre news, listings and reviews

Professional organisations

  • Creative Capital Specialist information service for artists and arts professionals. Connects artists, designers and producers to networking events and support services in London
  • Equity Union for professional performers offering welfare, employment and information service to members. Website has job listings for all kinds of performance and creative work

Voluntary sector work

Resources

  • Volunteering Matters Charity whose aim is to enable people to play an active part in their community through volunteering
  • Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) Research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering
  • International Voluntary Service Site offers advice and information for people who are interested in international volunteering and want to make sure that what they do is of value to themselves and the people they work with
  • Media Trust Helps charities and voluntary organisations raise awareness of their cause and improve their communications
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the charities and voluntary work sectors
  • Timebank National volunteering charity raising awareness about giving time through voluntary work
  • Voluntary Sector Network News and articles about the sector  
  • Volunteering England Works to promote volunteering. Their work links policy, research, innovation, good practice and programme management in the involvement of volunteers

Sources for jobs

  • Charity Job Specialist job site for charity, fundraising, NGO and not-for-profit jobs. Search by keyword, location or job category
  • Do-it National database of UK volunteering opportunities - type in your postcode and what you would like to volunteer for
  • Jobs in Charities Specialist recruitment website for the not for profit and charity sectors
  • Third Sector Voluntary sector news and jobs including charity finance, fundraising, governance, communications, policy and social enterprise. Search by job function, location or work sector
  • Totaljobs Jobs board for charity jobs and not for profit jobs. Search by keyword, location or job type 
  • Voluntary Sector Jobs Wide range of charity jobs including fundraising, charity marketing, communications and third sector jobs. Browse by job category or location
  • Workfuly Charity and not for profit job opportunities

Professional organisations