20 Best Job Search Engines UK

Updated: Nov 19

So, you are looking to find a new job. Maybe in the nuclear industry, maybe not. When looking for work people tend not to just undertake a google search. Chances are you will use a job search engine at some point as part of the job seeking strategy. You have the obvious big boys and their generic sites, but you also have niche job search engines. Niche site provide a different element to search results to help you find that perfect role.


The Network references that employers seeking talent find either generic or niche job boards to post their positions on. Generic job boards include a comprehensive list of industries and job seekers. However, niche job boards narrow the jobs down to specific professions or industry segments.

The video above is from StandOut CV gives you their perspective on job sites uk.


"When it comes down to it, the top generic job boards in each country are where employers need to focus for their international recruitment efforts. The large pool of applicants found on top generic job boards give employers more chances to find qualified candidates willing to relocate for the position. Niche job boards can be helpful for specific candidates that are difficult to find otherwise but should be used only in addition to top generic job boards."

RICS Recruit makes the same point that when "using the major sites, your search will bring up results in a number of different sectors.” A title such as “Project Manager” could refer to a variety of roles depending on context.


The best tools at your disposal in your search are niche job boards. Those that focus on your specific sector or profession. These will allow you to target your search, saving you the time and energy it takes to filter out irrelevant results. There are plenty of other reasons to use a niche site."


Reasons to use a niche jobs board

  1. Relevant Jobs - being niche allows the jobs search results to be more specific rather than a broad search. For example, “Project Manager” would require different skills in nuclear than it would in finance.

  2. Smaller Candidate Pool - people will be looking to get into the specific sector and will have read the job description before applying.

  3. Higher-quality jobs - recruiters know that advertising on niche sites provides a higher quality of candidate than from generic jobs boards. Also, the recruiters are more likely to put better jobs on a niche jobs board.

  4. Better Descriptions - as it is sector specific recruiters can use industry jargon and acronyms allowing them to be more specific in the descriptor. Additionally, the candidates can tailor their CV and application to a specific role.

  5. Targeted Advice - in addition to just a being a jobs board, niche sites tend to also offer specialist advice. This may make a real difference when applying for work in a specific sector.

So, with this in mind we have listed the 20 Best job search engines in the UK. We are not google search. We obviously can't cover every niche, but we have tried to cover as many bases as possible. We are naturally drawn towards nuclear roles and did include jobs.getintonuclear.com.


20 Best Jobs Search Engines UK


#1 Energy Jobline

energyjobline.com

Launched in 2012 Energy Jobline has expanded to become the leading jobsite in energy and engineering jobs worldwide. They provide the latest oil and gas, renewable, offshore wind, and nuclear jobs worldwide. They work with a diverse range of energy and engineering employers offering exciting opportunities to all energy industry professionals.


Energy Jobline also provides the latest news and developments across the energy industry.


#2 CV-Library

cv-library.co.uk

CV-Library is the UK's largest independent job board, with 140,855 live job vacancies from all industries nationwide available to search. Candidates can register their CV to start applying right away. CV-Library provides simple search tools and instant job matches delivered to a candidate’s inbox. It's never been easier to land a new job.

#3 Indeed

indeed.co.uk

Indeed, is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed, strives to put jobseekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post CVs, and research companies. Every day, indeed, connect millions of people to new opportunities.


#4 TotalJobs

totaljobs.com

Whatever it is you’re looking for; you can find it on Totaljobs. As the UK’s largest hiring platform, they have over 280,000 live jobs adverts on their site. This helps candidates to find any type of job, in any industry, wherever they are based. With the haystack, comes the needle. Total Jobs use their 20 years of experience in recruitment to help candidates find the job they're looking for.


#5 Monster

monster.co.uk

Monster get it - looking for a job is hard work. The Monster Job Search Engine makes it easy for candidates. Upload their CV and be found by hundreds of recruiters. Plus, they can apply for jobs in just a few clicks. Daily job alerts and helpful career advice can be delivered straight to their inbox. Monsters aims to help job seekers get the job, and the salary they deserve.

#6 Adzuna

adzuna.co.uk

Job hunting on a bad website is like wearing oven gloves while searching the floor for a contact lens. Massively infuriating and completely insane. The online job market is cluttered and spammy, so using the best tool is a no brainer. Adzuna is a smarter, more transparent job search engine. This helps candidates dodge the thousands of irrelevant jobs so they can zero in on the right role faster.


#7 Reed

reed.co.uk

In 1995, reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK. Since then, reed.co.uk has branched out to become the UK's #1 job site featuring job vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year. These include private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED's network from around the world. Their mission is simple: to help the world Love Mondays.


#8 Guardian Jobs

jobs.theguardian.com

The Guardian has been the market leader in recruitment across the quality press for almost 20 years. With an audience comprising high quality jobseekers, they only list the highest calibre vacancies. Your search results will cover Media, Education, NHS, Government, Graduate, Secretarial, Charities, Marketing, Social Care and Arts sectors.

#9 WorkInStartups

workinstartups.com

WorkInStartups is the perfect meeting point between start-ups and talented, creative candidates. The start-up environment is a very dynamic and complex one, and building the right team is essential for a start-up’s success.


This is where WorkInStartups come in. They bring start-ups the best candidates, as they plan to become the place to go for jobs in start-up.


Launched in the summer of 2011, the site became popular instantly by many start-ups. They have continued to grow ever since, so join them to become part of the best start-up’s community.


#10 Glassdoor

glassdoor.co.uk

Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. You will find it in the top search results from most popular search engines. Built on the foundation of increasing workplace transparency, Glassdoor offers millions of the latest job listings. They have a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions. They also provide benefits reviews, office photos and more.


Unlike other job sites, all this information is shared by those who know a company best — the employees. In turn, job seekers on Glassdoor are well-researched and more informed about the jobs and companies they are considering joining. Therefore, thousands of employers across all industries turn to Glassdoor to help them recruit and hire quality candidates. Glassdoor is available anywhere via its mobile apps.


#11 Jobsite

jobsite.co.uk

Since being formed in 1995, Jobsite have become part of the UK’s largest hiring platform. They offer jobseekers the chance to search, view and apply for over 280,000 live job adverts, in any industry, across the whole of the UK. They have developed tools and technology to make finding the right job easier than ever. They recommended jobs specific to candidate skills and experience. With instant alerts, they can help make sure that you never miss an opportunity.

#12 Morson

morson.com

The Morson Group is a unique blend of specialist talent provider and design consultancy businesses. They provide their clients with the skilled talent needed to succeed, as well as supporting their growing candidate base. Morsons market-leading engineering design solutions leverage the latest technology and systems, provided by experienced and highly regarded design professionals.


#13 Get Into Nuclear

jobs.getintonuclear.com

Our intent from day-one in 2016 has always been to open the doors to the UK Nuclear Industry. In the past these doors have been closed to many suitable candidates and companies. This has been to the detriment of the Country's ability to successfully undertake critical and urgent nuclear projects. The 'why' of Get Into Nuclear will always be to provide the answer to the question "so how can I get into nuclear?". We aim to answer this to as many people as possible.


Google search "Nuclear Jobs", "Sellafield Jobs", "NNL Jobs" etc. and you will find us right at the top.

#14 Engineering Jobs

engineeringjobs.co.uk

Powered by CV-Library they advertise jobs for engineers in all specialisms. This includes people looking for entry level roles, postgraduate jobs, or experienced engineers looking for managerial positions. Engineering Jobs allows candidates to make the next step in their engineering career. They can do this by searching jobs immediately or registering their CV to receive instant job matches based on search results.


#15 GreenJobs

greenjobs.co.uk

GreenJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the green industry sector.


Launched in 2008, the GreenJobs website specifically targets candidates across all areas of the environmental and renewable energy marketplace.

GreenJobs covers a wide variety of job types covering all types of green energy. This includes Solar Jobs, Wind Energy Jobs, Hydro Power Jobs, and others. We hope that this would include Nuclear Energy Jobs in the future.


#16 MatchTech

matchtech.com

Matchtech is an engineering recruitment specialist. They have over 35 years’ experience in successfully matching jobseekers with hiring employers in sectors across the engineering industry. Their business origins begin in 1984 when George Materna founded Matchmaker Personnel. Since then, they have evolved to keep pace with key changes in industry and shifts in candidate and client needs.


#17 WindJobs

windjobsuk.com

WindJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the wind industry sector. The WindJobs website specifically targets candidates across all areas of the wind industry sector. WindJobs is a user-friendly website offering both registered candidates and employers a highly flexible and easy to use interface.

#18 Building Careers UK

buildingcareersuk.com

Building Careers UK was founded in 2007 by two extremely ambitious and driven recruitment professionals. After a successful first year trading the global recession hit during 2008 with construction being the worst affected industry. Providing a recruitment service whilst companies were making mass redundancies was highly challenging. However, the key to their sustained growth and profitability was innovative ideas and sheer hard work.


#19 gumtree

gumtree.com/jobs

Gumtree is as large as many of the popular search engines. They do need to sign up for a free account first to apply for jobs. But once done candidates can then apply for a job on Gumtree in less than a minute. To apply even faster, they recommend candidates add their CV and it will automatically be added to your application.


#20 Lawjobs

lawjobs.com

Lawjobs make sure clients get top quality candidates as quickly as possible. With 24,000+ active seekers and 1.4 million passive seekers, Lawjobs will work with clients to target quality legal professionals. They work to guarantee clients access to a great pool of applicants.

Get Into Nuclear

As always thanks for reading and supporting us. Our aim is to inspire individual and businesses to get into nuclear. 

If you are an individual interested in finding out more about how you can Get Into Nuclear:
- Find out more about the nuclear industry in general
- Dive right in, set up a profile and start applying for jobs
- Learn more about where to find jobs in the UK nuclear industry
- Develop a nuclear CV and job seeking strategy

Alternatively, if you are a business or nuclear employer check out our range of nuclear client services that we offer.
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