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Finding a Job

Finding a Modern Apprenticeship Finding a part time or Saturday job Making the most of career events and job fairs Researching companies and organisations Using recruitment agencies Using social media to find work, and careers information Where to look for work

Researching companies and organisations

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Researching employers is an important part of job hunting. It can help you find ‘hidden’ or unadvertised job opportunities to apply for, which may impress the employer at interview. 

There are three main reasons why you might want to find out as much as you can about a potential employer, or employers.

Where to start?

Looking for potential employers in a specific sector? Here are a few ideas.

Interested in working for a specific company? Here’s where to start.

What kind of information do you need to know about companies?

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Getting some research practice really helps!

Find out as much as you can about the job opportunities offered by the following businesses and organisations. How many of them take on apprentices?

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