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The WISE Campaign website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] has a section where STEM employers advertise their vacancies and you can sign up to their weekly job alert bulletin

Many universities, including The Open University, have their own vacancy websites, including JobZone, in addition to the provision of resources advertising Regional and national vacancies. Additionally, there are a number of regional and national sources that give vacancy listings and other assistance in job hunting for graduates within different areas of the UK.

For jobs in local authorities, the Local Government Jobs website is a useful starting point.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation represents recruitment agencies and provides lists of its members on its website, searchable by sector and geographical location.

Professional bodies and trade associations often carry vacancies on their websites or produce vacancy bulletins.

Milkround has listings for hundreds of internships and thousands of graduate job opportunities, searchable by location, industry and job role or type.

If you are interested in jobs in an academic environment go to

If you’re interested in the not for profit/third sector, see Elevator - The Good Job Network and Third Sector Jobs.

All JobCentre vacancies can be viewed online. JobCentres can be helpful if you are seeking paid work experience although they rarely have professional vacancies in STEM. However they can be a good source of advice, for example they have disability support advisers.

The Riley Guide is a directory of online employment and career sources and services and is very good for job hunting. Although the focus is on the United States, the site contains a lot of useful links and information – if you look at this, we suggest you start by looking at the section entitled ‘How to Job Search’.

The Jobhunter’s Bible offers a broad range of advice on job hunting, and how you can use the internet to find vacancies. Follow the links for job listings.

Recruitment agencies specialising in part time work:

Capability Jane for flexible, part-time, job shares.

Ginibee is a job share platform matching candidates for job shares and educating organisations on job sharing.

Timewise Jobsis a jobs board from Timewise, a specialist organisation that focusses on job shares.

Working Mums features a jobs board that includes some part-time STEM roles.