The following web pages under the 'Looking for Work' section will provide a range of information and advice to help you in your search for professional work experience, internships, placements and graduate roles.

Types of Jobs/Experience Available

To understand the jargon used to describe the options available, check out our glossary of terms.

Sectors and organisation sizes to consider

It is important for you to consider which sector and type of organisation you wish to work for.  The most common ones are listed below:

  • Charity: Charitable organisations are a business that fit within the nonprofit organisation (NPO) category.  A charity is set up to carry out some benefit for the wider community than just its members.  This community benefit could be social, educational, environmental or economic in nature, for example.
  • Public: The Public Sector is responsible for providing all public services in the UK, from healthcare to education, social care to housing, refuse collection to tourism etc.  Funding comes from various forms of direct and indirect taxation, collected locally and centrally.
  • Private: The private Sector is the part of the economy which is run by private individuals or groups, usually as a means for profit, and is not controlled b the State.
  • SMEs: This is short for small and medium-sized enterprises, and are businesses whose personnel numbers fall below a certain limit.  the EU defines companies with fewer than 50 employees as small, and those with less than 250 as medium-sized.

Researching Labour Market Information

Check out the following sources of information that will help you to research the job market in the UK: