Part-time work is still available, and in some sectors new temporary and immediate roles have been created.
Supermarkets and other employers who work in essential supplies (logistics and supply chain, farming, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, retail distribution, etc.) are looking for temporary staff as demand has increased significantly in the last few weeks.
The NHS, social care organisations and other public services are actively recruiting non-clinical staff (administrators, caterers, cleaners) as well as volunteers.
Also, if you are looking for graduate opportunities, the demand on technology, telecommunications and social media to keep people connected has increased, and companies are responding by creating new vacancies. Companies like Zoom, Skype, Slack, Virgin Media, Vodafone and Microsoft are increasing their hiring numbers to support the new demand on their services.
Companies that supply technology solutions to businesses may also benefit from increased demand and be hiring; companies that supply ‘digital transformation solutions’, online payment systems and information security products are well worth a look.
You might also find opportunities in companies that provide online media and entertainment, whether it’s Netflix, TikTok or companies that develop apps to support exercise, interactive quizzing or gaming, there are some sectors that will thrive in the current situation and this will create job opportunities.
More and more jobs are now set up for remote working. Many roles in marketing and brand promotion, web and graphic design, customer services, teaching and tutoring, data entry, translation and transcription can be done easily from home and are being advertised. Freelance work in writing, drawing, composing and coding is also available.
Check the jobs tab of the Careers Portal as well as other recruitment websites to find the latest vacancies and sign up to the recruitment pages for all relevant companies on LinkedIn. The “Careers/Work for Us” pages on company websites will also often allow you to sign up for alerts when suitable vacancies arise. We will be highlighting new vacancies on our social media channels, so follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates.
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, particularly in the charity sector. If you are living local to University then you can search our volunteering platform to explore remote volunteer opportunities provided by our community partners. If you are living elsewhere in the UK then enquire via your local volunteer centre in England or Wales, if under 25 then search across the UK at vinspired, or discover Do It from home.