What are the UK’s top 5 employment websites

Whether you’re currently looking for a job, or you’re looking to hire, there’s no denying that the internet has helped recruiters and jobseekers connect better than ever before. Here, we take a look at some of the best employment websites for those looking to hire or be hired.


Monster was one of the first ever commercial job search websites. Monster office good search options and you can choose to see only the most recent jobs posted. It also offers CV tips and interview ideas as well as information such as profiles of companies, career advice, online communities where you can access chat, salary advice and career development discussion. Monster enables you to choose jobs by location or industry from all of the top employers in the UK. Monster is particularly good for less experienced candidates and temporary jobs.

Visit Monster.co.uk.

2.Universal Jobmatch

Universal Jobmatch is the official Job Centre website. It is user-friendly with good search options and filters. Universal Jobmatch is one of the largest job search websites in Europe. It allows you to search without logging in, but if you do log in you have the ability to use wider search facilities. Universal Jobmatch saves your job searches, allows you to upload your CV, and enables you to set up email alerts and keep track of past applications. If you choose to create a profile with Universal Jobmatch you will be able to find jobs to suit you more easily.

The website can enable to you to create a searchable CV so that any prospective employers can find you, whilst keeping your details private. A good facility of this website is that you can create and save up to five cover letters to make applications easier, you just choose the letter most relevant to the job you wish to apply for. Using the official government website means that it is easier to evidence your activity if claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Find out more on Universal Jobmatch.

3.NHS jobs

The National Health Service or NHS is the fifth biggest employer in the world, with a workforce of 1.7 million people. That means that the NHS has a lot of potential job openings. NHS jobs is a dedicated online recruitment service for the NHS and every NHS organisation in England and Wales uses the site to advertise their vacancies. Additionally, other organisations choose to advertise here as well when they have health related vacancies. There are 20,000 job opportunities appearing every month on NHS jobs. On this website, you can set up email alerts to find out daily what new jobs have been posted.

Another great feature is that you can set up a dummy application for when you see a job that you like the look of, this means that you don’t need to start from scratch each time. The website will pre-populate your application form once you have entered your details at registration. Where the organisation allows, you can submit your CV via the website and track your application status. You can even receive interview details through the website and if you choose to allow the organisation to do so, the website enables you to receive SMS messages too.

Search NHS Jobs.


Indeed is the number one job site worldwide with 200 million unique visitors per month. It’s used in over 60 countries so there is a lot of recruitment traffic moving through this one website. Indeed claim that if a job is being advertised online, you will find it on their website and the beauty of the platform is that it brings together jobs from thousands of websites and publishes them in one place.

The website is used in the same way as a search engine like Google, you need to type in the kind of job you are looking for including the job title, skill or employer name and the results will be generated once you have chosen a location. There is also an advanced search function if you have a clearer idea of the kind of job you’re looking for. If you have an Indeed account, you can post your CV here. Indeed also offer a mobile app.

Visit Indeed.co.uk

5. LinkedIn

As the old saying goes” it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. LinkedIn provide a vastly popular online networking forum and this site is an obvious addition to any selection of employment websites. There is an ever-increasing number of recruitment agencies and potential employers looking to hire and searching the site for candidates. In order to take advantage of the great features that LinkedIn offers, you need to ensure that your profile is optimum. Begin by writing a good detailed summary of your career in a short paragraph, including specific details and achievements. Write out your experience section to read like a CV. Name all the significant jobs in your career and ensure you have listed your skills, as your connections have the ability to endorse your skills. The key feature of LinkedIn is the connections, and the way that this facilitates online networking. If you have a connection who works for a company that you’re interested in, you can ask them to make an introduction. LinkedIn allows you to use the power of your network to find a job.

Are you currently using one of these websites for your recruitment? If not, it may well be worth taking a look at what they have to offer.

Visit Linkedin Jobs.