Free support for businesses to fill their vacancies

If you would like support to recruit the right people for your vacancies why not register with the Government’s Find a Job service or contact the borough’s Jobcentre.

Find a Job is one of the largest free job search sites in the UK with more than 1.7million registered users, and open to employers and recruitment agencies.

People can search for the latest jobs, by location, sector and job role and email alerts can quickly flag vacancies.

Key tips from Find a Job include:

  • When placing vacancies, be mindful of transferable skills and experience, and keep the minimum requirements as broad as possible to attract workers traditionally employed in other sectors and roles that could boost your workforce very quickly.
  • Be clear about the job, what’s involved and any restrictions that may apply to attract the right applicants.
  • Create a vacancy for each location where you are recruiting – this means your vacancies will appear correctly in local searches. A bulk upload service is also available.
  • If your company is Disability Confident you can display this status so you show up in searches carried out by jobseekers expressing that as a search preference.

Businesses can also contact Martin Randell at Jobcentre Plus Employer Services at the Guildhall in Kingston Town Centre for support from the Way to Work scheme.

This includes:

  • the opportunity to be introduced to people looking for work through a variety of platforms, including recruitment days and other events
  • working closely with you to simplify and shorten the recruitment process
  • help setting up work trials to give you the opportunity to see what potential

recruits have to offer

  • advice about offering work experience and apprenticeships
  • support from other employment schemes including Sector-based Work Academy Programmes and business mentoring
  • support if you employ someone with a disability (Access to Work)
  • advice and guidance on employing someone with a disability or health condition