Where To Look

Get started here.

Need inspiration on where to look? Get started here.

Whether you’re looking for a temporary job while you study or the first step on the ladder to your career, finding a job that works for you can be a complex business. There's lots of avenues to explore when it comes to looking for a work so whether you feel more comfortable searching on line or you'd like to go and see someone in person, the following list should give you some tips on how to get started. And when you're ready to get applying, check out our useful tips on the application process.

Online

Starting with an internet search is as good a place as ever. Many companies simply advertise their jobs on their own websites so if you know which company you would like to look for, get online and search their vacancy or jobs or vacancy sections. There are also a number of Job Search sites out there and you can register with them to be sent vacancies when they become available. Just some to try are:

60.png

Social Media

Social media isn’t about just about arranging your social life or tweeting about your lunch, social media can be a great way to find out about jobs or promote yourself online. Why not check out our social media section to find out ways in which your social network could get you hired. 

CV_Image_sq.jpg

Recruitment Agencies

Many employers today use recruitment agencies to help them to find the right person for the job. So getting registered with an agency could be a good first move. Going for an interview with a recruitment agency is as important as going for an interview with an employer so make sure that you've done your homework and have prepared your CV and have prepared some interview answers.

Some agencies also specialise in particular sectors and jobs, you can search for local agencies on the Agency Central website.

Recruitment Sites

Here’s some well-known names for you to have a look at:

Baltic Campus 2 - 002.JPG

Connexions Tyne and Wear

Our local Connexions Tyne and Wear have an email alert system for current vacancies and apprenticeships. You can check them out here. You can also follow them on facebook.

Andrew Short - 032.jpg

Newspapers

A number of our local papers still advertise vacancies within their pages. These tend to be featured on a weekly basis on the following days:

Shields Gazette: Wednesday

Sunderland Echo: Wednesday

Evening Chronicle / Jobs North East: Thursday and Friday

The Journal: Friday

Sunday Sun: Sundays.

Job Centre Plus

Your local JobCentre Plus will have job information. Gateshead’s main JobCentre Plus office is based at Shildon House, High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS but you can search for other local branches on their website.

students.jpg

Networking

Networking with people in your chosen career sector could prove invaluable to building up contacts and being in the right position to find out when new roles come up. The best starting point is to look out for existing networks – check out industry conferences and events, look for relevant groups on social media sites and make sure you get along to career’s fairs. Once you get out there, don’t forget to keep details of people that you’ve met that you want to stay in touch with.

Alex-Fife-005.jpg

Target employers

Remember many jobs aren't advertised. If there's companies that you would love to work for, why not approach them yourself with a speculative CV. Tailor to the company - send it to their HR department and follow it up with a phone call a few days later. This shows that you are proactive and you never know where it could lead. Want inspiration? Read this great article from the Prospects website.

Book now for an appointment with one of our Careers Advisers.

Apprentice Commis Chef with Purple Bear Bars

Apprenticeship

Working alongside the kitchen team, you will assist in the preparation cooking and...

  • 12th Sep 2017

Level 2 Customer Service Apprentice

Apprenticeship

An exciting opportunity has become available for the right candidate to join the ClicTime...

  • 8th Sep 2017

Apprentice Retail Assistant (Specialist) with Latimer's Seafood

Apprenticeship

Working for a multi-award winning, family run seafood business on the coast at Whitburn,...

  • 7th Sep 2017

Customer Service Apprentice

Apprenticeship

An excellent opportunity has become available for the right candidate to join the team as...

  • 6th Sep 2017

Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship with Dawson and Sanderson

Apprenticeship

The Corporate Travel Services department requires a business administration apprentice...

  • 6th Sep 2017

Level 3 Bricklaying Apprentice

Apprenticeship

Pennine Home Improvements are seeking advanced bricklaying apprentices. This is an...

  • 6th Sep 2017

Creative Apprentice with Bowes Museum

Apprenticeship

The Bowes Museum is looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised individual to work...

  • 6th Sep 2017

Apprentice Hospitality Team Member with Latimer's Seafood

Apprenticeship

Working for a multi-award winning, family run seafood business on the coast at Whitburn,...

  • 23rd Aug 2017

Apprentice Commis Chef with Latimer's Seafood

Apprenticeship

Working for a multi-award winning, family run seafood business on the coast at Whitburn,...

  • 23rd Aug 2017

IT Application Specialist Apprentice with ATEB IT Solutions Ltd

Apprenticeship

About the company ATEB IT Solutions work alongside their customers to provide solutions...

  • 9th Aug 2017

Business Administration Apprentice with Robertson's Facilities Management

Apprenticeship

Robertson is one of the largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and...

  • 9th Aug 2017

Apprentice Commis Chef - The Sage Gateshead

Apprenticeship

Working alongside the kitchen team, you will assist in preparing cooking and garnishing...

  • 2nd Aug 2017

Apprentice Commis Chef - Mac 'n' Alli

Apprenticeship

Mac N Alli is a retro / vintage themed Bistro & Tea room based in South Shields. All...

  • 28th Jul 2017

Apprentice Commis Chef - Marriott Metrocentre

Apprenticeship

Working alongside the kitchen team, you will assist in preparing cooking and garnishing...

  • 28th Jul 2017

Hospitality Apprentice

Apprenticeship

Situated in the heart of Birtley, Thought Foundation is a thoughtful arts and cultural...

  • 26th Jul 2017

Marketing Placement - Urban Candle

Volunteer and work placements

This is an exciting Marketing Opportunity to work alongside the founder and creator of...

  • 3rd Jul 2017

Marketing Placement - Annie Barr

Volunteer and work placements

This placement will allow you to gain a hands on work experience working within a small...

  • 3rd Jul 2017

Marketing/Business Placement - Square Peg

Volunteer and work placements

Do you have an interest in marketing/business or an interest of social...

  • 3rd Jul 2017

Marketing/Business Placement (2 way)

Volunteer and work placements

Opportunity to support community business by researching fee...

  • 3rd Jul 2017

Business Administration Apprenticeship with Premier Waste Recycling

Apprenticeship

Premier Waste Recycling have a vacancy for a Business Administration Apprentice who will...

  • 22nd Jun 2017

Business Administration Apprentice - Green Energy Consulting

Apprenticeship

We are looking for a dynamic Apprentice to work for a progressive company based in...

  • 13th Jun 2017

Admin Assistant (1)

Getting a job

With almost 800 staff and partners across a network of offices nationwide, we are the...

  • 23rd May 2017

Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Our Gateshead hair salon has L'Oreal trained staff offering styling, colouring, colour...

  • 22nd May 2017

Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Our Gateshead hair salon has L'Oreal trained staff offering styling, colouring, colour...

  • 22nd May 2017

Digital Marketing Placement

Volunteer and work placements

Digital Marketing Placement project - to work within an established estate agent/lettings...

  • 18th May 2017

Digital Marketing Work Placement

Volunteer and work placements

Digital Marketing Placement project - to work within Brockbushes Farm - Stocksfield.  If...

  • 18th May 2017

Business Administration Apprenticeship with Springfield Drive Ltd

Apprenticeship

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become part of the Springfield...

  • 16th Mar 2017

Culinary Apprentice with Marriott Metrocentre

Apprenticeship

Brief overview of the role As a Culinary Apprentice Chef you are responsible...

  • 18th Oct 2016

Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship

The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship programme can offer you a position within...

  • 24th Mar 2016

Apprentice Chef - Close House

Apprenticeship

This position will involve the applicant taking on the role of Apprentice Chef  You will...

  • 18th Jan 2016

Administration Work Experience at Gateshead NHS Trust

Volunteer and work placements

Would you like to gain an NHS work experience, or are you interested in a career within...

  • 7th Jan 2016

Business Administration Work Experience with RSM

Volunteer and work placements

RSM formerly known as Baker Tilly have work experience opportunities available. If you...

  • 7th Jan 2016

Level 3 Apprentice Chef - Cafe 21

Apprenticeship

The prestigious Cafe 21 are seeking an Apprentice Chef. Working alongside a professional,...

  • 22nd Aug 2015

Sectors

  • th  

Route

  • th