At Randstad we will do everything we can to find the job that is the right match for you. Here are just a few ideas on how you can continually develop your skills and experience new opportunities, opening up other routes to finding that perfect job.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and supports individuals and businesses across the UK. Many businesses and recruitment agencies give their job vacancies to Jobcentre Plus regularly or exclusively, so it is worth checking their site for suitable vacancies, advice and support. Visit the Jobcentre Plus website


Volunteering is a great way of enhancing your CV whilst demonstrating that you gave something back. At Randstad we work in partnership with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) to support them in their aim to fight poverty in developing countries through volunteers. Visit the VSO website


The government continually provide training programmes and initiatives to help you improve and learn new skills, including Train to Gain and e-Learning schemes. To find out more, visit the DirectGov website

Randstad training
To further enhance your skills, our online training and assessment centre offers our candidates access to a range of training courses for popular software applications. You can make an appointment with one of our offices or organise training and assessments online - all free of charge.

Spending and investing time in getting to know people through networking, means that you will raise your profile, increase your chance of being referred through a contact and potentially open doors to new opportunities.

For further advice or to speak to one of our consultants, please contact us

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