Find a job

Last updated: 18 July 2017

There are a number of ways to find work in Scotland, Great Britain and abroad.

If you're unemployed

Visit your nearest Jobcentre Plus for help with finding a job and any benefits you might be entitled to. The Jobcentre Plus helps people who are unemployed and claiming benefits, though anyone can search for a job on the Jobcentre Plus website.

Modern appreticeships

Modern apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job, get the experience you need, and work towards a qualification. If you're between the ages of 16 and 29 find out if you qualify for a modern apprenticeship.

Scottish careers advice

My World of Work is a site that can help you through every stage of your working life, you can access feature articles on a wide range of topics like:

  • choosing a career
  • learning and training
  • applying for jobs
  • making a career change

Their toolkit can give you a hand with every step of the way from researching careers to building your first CV. You can search for learning and training opportunities and find job vacancies online.

Work in your local area

You can apply to work for your local council across a wide range of job roles and services. Visit myjobscotland to view, search and apply for jobs in your area.

Apply for work in the UK or abroad

Search for and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad with Universal Jobmatch.

Visit GOV.UK to access Universal Jobmatch. You'll find helpful information on registering for an account and other ways to apply for jobs too.