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Finding vacancies

It's worth reguarly checking all these places employers advertise their vacancies.

Try looking at the suggestions below:

  • local newspapers. Most have a special day. Most libraries have copies of local papers you can look at or you can read them online. You can use the internet for free in Islington libraries. Check out, opening times at your nearest library
  • Job search on GOV.UK. Many organisations such as local councils, NHS Trusts and companies advertise their vacancies on this website
  • Islington Council is one of the biggest employers in Islington and offers a huge range of jobs including apprenticeships, you can register for jobs, contact Islington Council's Progress Team, see also Jobs and careers with Islington, including current vacancies
  • looking for an apprenticeship, don’t forget that apprenticeships are jobs. You can register for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service and on Notgoingtouni. See also the bulletins and newsletters on Izzy-info news  
  • London Apprenticeship Company and our list of local work-based training providers for vacancies across London
  • get advice about job hunting, CVs and interviews from the Progress Team - includes the Islington Progress Pledge
  • employment agencies. Most high street agencies also have websites where vacancies are advertised. Fact – agencies cannot charge you for helping you find a job; the company will pay. Register with ones in your area
  • many companies advertise vacancies on their own websites
  • your family and friends - make sure that they know that you are looking for work. 

Many jobs are filled without being advertised. Use directories and the internet to find companies that you want to work for.

More advice about looking for vacancies and understanding job advertisements is on the leaflet Job Search Planner - see the Downloads section.

Try to set aside some time each day for finding and applying to jobs and keep a list of all the jobs you apply for.