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Use the following resources to help you identify job opportunities in your locality.

Vacancies advertised by external sources are not the responsibility of The Open University. Links provided to these sources are not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement by us of vacancies advertised by others.

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  • OpportunityHub

    Find the latest job and placement opportunities from employers we work directly with. Search by postcode for results listed by distance.

  • Labour Market Information tool

    Find common careers and live vacancies in your local area. Enter your postcode then click ‘view all jobs’ to access the job search engine, powered by

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Use location searches in graduate recruitments sites such as:


This section links to resources which may help you in your job search in London.

South East England

Find resources specific to helping you with your job search in South East England.

South West England

The following resources could help with your job search in South West England.

West Midlands

The following can help with your job search in the West Midlands.

  • West Midlands Jobs

    Opportunities to explore jobs across the West Midlands

  • WMJobs

    Public Sector vacancies throughout the West Midlands

East Midlands

The following can help with your job search in the East Midlands.

East of England

Use the following service to help with your East of England job search.

  • The Big Choice

    A service bringing together graduates and employers in the east of England.


Find opportunities, advice and information on searching for jobs in Yorkshire.

  • Yorkshire Graduates

    Offers graduate opportunities, job hunting advice, information on career sectors and case studies.

North England

Use the following resources to find jobs in North England.

  • North East Jobs

    North East Jobs advertises public sector vacancies in the North East of England.

North West England

Information on services that can put you at an advantage in your North West England job search.


The following websites can help your job search in Wales.

  • GoWales

    A service bringing graduates and employers in Wales to provide tailored and flexible work experience across all industry sectors.

  • Darogan Talent

    Find graduate jobs and connect with employers in Wales.

  • Jobs in Wales

    Covering all areas and job levels


Find jobs in Scotland with the following resources.

  • My Job Scotland

    A website that lists jobs of all kinds in local government in Scotland.

  • S1 Jobs

    An online jobsite covering every region of Scotland.

  • Work for Scotland

    Scottish government vacancies

  • Scotjobsnet

    Provides paid, hands-on, short-term projects at some of Scotland's most ambitious companies.


Use the below resources to find jobs, advice and career information based in Ireland.

  • NI Jobs

    A recruitment website advertising job opportunities in Northern Ireland.

  • NI Job Finder

    Covering all areas and job levels.

  • Northern Ireland Civil Service Recruitment

    A recruitment website that offers a range of job opportunities in the Civil Service.

  • Jobs IE

    A range of levels and locations.

  • GradIreland

    Course and career information, employers, vacancies, CV and interview preparation, job search strategy.

  • Irish Jobs

    Irish job vacancies by recruiter type, job category location or keyword. Includes graduate vacancies and a list of graduate employers in Ireland.

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