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Job Basket

Job Basket has a huge database of thousands of jobs around the UK. The site is easy to use, offers great search options and is extremely fast.

Monday to Friday accomodation

Monday to Friday accommodation

mondaytofriday’s weekday rental service offer people a “home-from-home” for the working week. If you need a place to stay for the working week or you would like to rent a room out from Monday to Friday to earn some extra cash, they have a specialist service to help you.

Locanto jobs site

Locanto Jobs

Are you currently unemployed or looking for more meaningful employment in your local area? Are you a small business owner looking for local workers? In Locanto Jobs, you can find and offer local job opportunities in several job categories. You can also post your resume in Jobs to be found by employers and headhunters, and be requested for a job interview. In Jobs, you can find the new job position you want, and offer new employment opportunities to the people you want to hire.

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Aegle Search & Selection

Aegle search and selection have been assisting professional bankers and senior IT managers to achieve their career ambitions since 1995.

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Get help to realise your full potential.

There comes a time when...

  • You know you are worth more.
  • You know you are capable of achieving more.
  • You know you have underutilised talents and skills.
  • You know what you want out of life.

but you are not sure how to achieve your goal.

Indeed Jobs Search

In one search, Indeed provides free access - in a single search - to thousands of jobs and internships from hundreds of job boards, newspaper classifieds and company websites.

Job Seekers is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards.

Our tips will help you search jobs. If you have questions, start with our FAQ/Help.

Employers & Advertisers

Include your jobs in our search results - it's free.

GB Job Clubs

Job Club Directory

GB Job Clubs is a charity with the aim of helping people find work.  There are two complimentary divisions within the organisation. The first provides training, resources and a network for Job Clubs and the second the Jericho Programme provides micro finance and mentoring.
Big Shoulder films community web site

Big Shoulder is a social enterprises and community website where people can share their experiences of life events and emotions through the medium of film.

People can both listen to other people's problems and learn from their solutions and insights. They in turn can share their own situation with other users, by uploading their own films or joining discussion forums on the  topics on the website.

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Named in the "2009 bfa/NatWest survey" as one of the most widely used franchise websites in the UK. is the UK’s number one website for free franchise information, advice & opportunities. Find out more, is the UK’s number one website for free franchise information, advice and opportunities, and the official online partner to the British Franchise Association (bfa).

They have also launched a new website for "Franchising after Redundancy", a website for anyone who has been made redundant and unsure what to do now as a career; they are introducing the option of franchising to them.

White Collar Franchise is a specialist franchise research resource, helping you to investigate and understand franchising, and manage the process of investing in an executive franchise or management franchise.

BBC recession tracker UK


Unemployment levels mapped across UK

Twitter Job Search logo TwitterJobSearch is a product of WorkDigital Ltd and is powered by using the Twitter API. With nearly 400,000 fresh jobs listed currently, it is one of the World's Largest Job Boards apparently now carrying more jobs than Totaljobs and Jobsite put together. They boast that you can apply for roles through TwitterJobSearch before they are advertised on any job board.
CodePro logo Job Prospector is a powerful software tool that will help you to take control of all your job search activities and spend time on what matters. Everything is organised and in one place - right at your fingertips!
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Enterprise UK were founded in 2004 by the British Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses, funded mostly by what is now called the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Back then, our name was Enterprise Insight.

We started our work with young people under a campaign called Make Your Mark that encouraged enterprising activity amongst 14 – 30 year olds.

That campaign was so successful that we wanted to reach out to new people of all ages and backgrounds, fresh thinkers who spot opportunities, apply entrepreneurial talents and overcome the obstacles to make ideas happen. And we have arranged these programmes under a new brand – Enterprise UK.

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Useful contact details for start-ups and small businesses

Business Link (England)

Business Gateway (Scotland)

Flexible Support for Business (Wales)

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Real help now

Help with keeping your home, with training and skills, and with jobs and benefits

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Jobcoach: five steps to help you get back to work

Searching for work is not just about looking for jobs. You also need to look at yourself in the right way and think about how you can do things differently.

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The goal of Keep Britain Working is to promote innovative ways to preserve and create jobs. Our goal is simple: JOB #1 is to Keep Britain Working.

Add your ideas here about what individuals and organisations can do to keep working through the recession. Please share how you are keeping motivated and supporting your colleagues and friends.

Zubed job search engine button image A new "job search engine" which apparently is intended to help you to find a job if you are looking for work or to post a job if you are an employer looking for new staff. They want to raise awareness of Zubed’s free job search engine so that its 100,000+ current jobs can really help get Britain working
Britain Works logo Whether you're new to technology or a seasoned IT professional, Microsoft can help get you the skills, training and certification needed to compete in today's technology-driven workplace. In the modern workplace, 77 percent of all jobs require the ability to use some form of computer. Through Britain Works, you can take advantage of free and low-cost resources that will get you the skills to be workforce ready.

MSEmploy is an integrated portal for recruitment and training services, exclusively for Microsoft IT Professionals and Microsoft Partners.

Every career opportunity and training offer in our database is for Microsoft Certified Professionals, and every MSEmploy registered Microsoft Partner wants to hire a Microsoft Certified IT Professional.

Register now to become part of the Microsoft Ecosystem and reap the benefits!

New opportunities are updated daily by Microsoft Partners. Please check back regularly to find new and exciting career challenges.

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One Job Group logo is part of the One Job Group and is one of over 50 specialist sites that offer jobseekers thousands of jobs in every market and location in the UK. They employ the latest search engine technology to finding the perfect job quicker and easier.

One Job Group offers the most comprehensive job search experience in the UK, with over 50 specialist sites and over 250,000 UK Jobs.

FInd your way back to work logo Find your way back to work - If you are looking for work, or want to improve or develop your skills, you’ll find a range of support, help and advice here from Jobcentre Plus and the DWP. logo A new web site called has been launched on the 9th March 2009 to "help correct the imbalance that exists between the younger and mature job seeker".

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PRIME business club

For people aged over 50 starting or running a business in the UK

PRIME (the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise) is a charity founded by Prince Charles. “The experience and skills which people build up over a lifetime are an invaluable resource”, he says. “It is madness for society not to make use of this.”

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A great web site full of useful financial information, advice, articles, news and tips.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills logo On the 5th June 2009, the Government created a new Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) whose key role will be to build Britain’s capabilities to compete in the global economy. The Department was created by merging BERR and DIUS.
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The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) exists to make England better skilled and more competitive.

"We have a single goal: to improve the skills of England’s young people and adults to ensure we have a workforce of world-class standard."

Find out more about the LSC and its goals.

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The Job Cafe website has been created to provide career advice for everyone in the Portsmouth area.

The site aims to highlight careers that are in demand currently and in the near future, to ensure the best opportunities are available for local people.

As well as information on Portsmouth's developments, the site provides links to local colleges, training providers and companies, to help you choose the right career and see what progression is available.

Cafe stands for 'Careers Advice For Everyone'

The Job Centre Guide logo Job Centre Guide and Job Hunting Advice

Your guide to benefits and services, FREE CV advice and job searching.

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ACareerChange - Expert advice and tips on changing your career. Contains over 80 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.

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e-skills UK is a not-for-profit , employer-led organisation, licensed by government as the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology.

e-skills UK's mission is to ensure the UK has the skills for Digital Britain, to secure Britain's place at the forefront of the global digital economy. e-skills UK brings together employers, educators and Government to address together the technology-related skills issues no one party can solve on its own. It provides advice, services and programmes that have a measurable impact on IT related skills development in the UK.

e-skills UK does not offer one-to-one careers advice but we have developed a Careers website which provides a useful point-of-reference for information and sources of information on career opportunities and on the skills required for a career in IT and Telecoms.

The site can show you practical ways of gaining skills for work and continuing learning and career development throughout life.

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Help for You

(the following information was kindly provided by Portsmouth County Council)


To brush up your English,Maths and IT

  • Portsmouth College   023 92667521
  • Highbury College   023 92313373
  • WEA   02392 291336

English for Speakers Of Other Languages

  • Portsmouth College   023 92667521


  • Careers Advice Line   08000 924 429

Pride in Pompey

  • e-learning including getting a better job, better letters, IT, literacy and numeracy   023 9229 8288
  • Pride in Pompey is a learndirect and training centre that can help enhance business qualilty and boost competitiveness with a range of flexible training packages, including:
    • business administration
    • confidence building
    • customer service
    • first aid
    • food hygiene
    • IT from beginners to advanced, including Microsoft Office
    • skills for life
    • time management

Fast Forward - will help you get that job!

Next Step - Career Guidance and help to get that job

    nextstep South East

  • nextstep provides free, impartial, and confidential advice on learning, training, or work to adults:
    - aged 20 or more
    - aged 18 or 19, who have been referred to nextstep by Jobcentre

  • nextstep can help you if you want to:
    • go back to work after a break
    • update your skills
    • improve your work prospects, or
    • change direction in your job

Volunteer Centre

  • 2hrs to a few days per week.
  • Lots of choice   02392 827110

Learning Links (Southern) Ltd - Future You

  • Informal learning activities, build confidence and progress towards the life you would like   023 92296460

UK On-line - Free Use of computers and access to the internet

  • Portsmouth Foyer   023 92 784411
  • Central Library   023 92 688036
  • Portsmouth Friendship Centre   023 92 297177
  • Omega Centre   023 92 291346
  • Community First For Portsmouth 023 92 827110

Help for people aged 18-24

  • Catch 22   023 92 780070
  • Go For It   02392 723450

Help to find Childcare, help with info and to find jobs

  • CHAT   023 92 674574

Self Employment

  • Business Link   0845 6009006

Cranstoun Drug Services

  • Tailored service to help you back to work   023 92751617

Womens Wisdom

  • Workshops to explore new opportunities including Self Employment   0800 7818597

Portsmouth City Council

FREE career advice & redundancy help FREE career advice & redundancy help at the UK's most comprehensive information gateway on redundancy matters, finding a new job and starting a business.
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Employment Opportunities is the national charity dedicated to creating routes into employment for people with all disabilities and medical conditions.

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Unpaid/voluntary vacancies

direct Gov logo Some useful web site links
Management today jobs logo Management Today Jobs is the jobsite from Management Today, the leading monthly business magazine for the UK’s top executives and decision makers.
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Some useful advice and information from the BBC on "how to cope with unemployment"

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SME business help UK is intended to act as a kind of hub, or portal, between SMEs (or other businesses) and a community / network of experts and consultants etc in the UK who can provide the skills and services to help such businesses establish themselves and grow successfully.

We are offering FREE listing for individuals or companies offering services to SMEs

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