Jobsite wins National Online Recruitment Award

Jobsite are proud to announce a double win at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA) held in London on 12 November. Beating fierce competition from CV Library, Total Jobs, Monster and Indeed.

As we approach our 20th year we were recognised by winning the ‘Best Generalist Job Board Award’ for the 3rd year in a row and the 7th time overall.

5 Entry level IT roles

Unemployment is falling and firms across the UK are hiring again. Those with IT skills are in high demand – including graduates straight out of university and jobseekers with basic computer knowledge. While some employers require computer-related degrees, such is the shortage of IT professionals that many don’t and will provide in-house and on-the-job training instead.

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Here are five entry-level positions to consider…

Is your job title driving up your car insurance?

Want to keep your car insurance premium to the minimum? Well, there is something you should avoid – something that’s worse than having a crash, worse than doubling your annual mileage and worse than trading in your car for one that costs twice as much. It’s this: taking a job as a car salesmen.

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Your job title can have a huge impact on the cost of insuring your car. Car salesmen, for example, pay 13 times the average premium for fully comprehensive insurance. So, what other job titles jack up your

5 Surprisingly interesting insurance jobs

Footballers’ legs, space rockets and the Rolling Stones. To those who think insurance is boring, we say: “It’s what you insure that counts.”  

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Here are five interesting things that people get paid to insure…

6 Jobs where pay is rising

With the economy beginning to grow, many people’s thoughts are turning to pay rises and how to get one. We look at six areas of the economy where the chances are good…

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Pay is on the rise, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) – just slowly. Its figures for the year to July 2014 show that regular pay (excluding bonuses) for employees in the UK was 0.9% higher than a year earlier, and total pay (including bonuses) for employees was 0.7% higher than a year earlier. That’s still below inflation, though, prompting us to

Geeks making the decisions

As you can see here, an IT degree isn’t necessarily a one-way ticket to a job in the usual IT professions. For many people, IT work, study and research have proved to be the start of something much, much bigger. Here are five famous examples…

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Larry Page

You can’t put a price on a human life. Unless you happen to be Google CEO Larry Page who, according to Forbes, has a real time net worth of a staggering $30 billion. Not only is he the son of two computer science

5 non-IT jobs where an IT degree is a big advantage

Think an IT degree will only ever lead to a regular IT job? Well, according to prospects.ac.uk, as many as 57.9% of these graduates will find jobs in the IT sector but for IT degree-holders it doesn’t have to be a job that includes words like “administrator”, “system” and “database”. Indeed, an IT degree’s mix of hard and soft skills is highly desirable in other sectors, too. Let’s look at five examples…

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Games developer

For many IT graduates this is the

Interview spotlight – ‘Tell me about yourself’

When you go to a job interview it’s almost inevitable you will be asked: “Tell me about yourself.” Although this is a frequently asked question, interviewees can still find it difficult to answer, as it is such an unstructured question that is open to all sorts of interpretation.

The job of fighting climate change

Engineering is a crucial part of some of the world’s biggest problems – not least the issue of climate change. At the forefront of that fight are people like Professor Basu Saha, Founding Director of the Centre for Green Process Engineering in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University. The 2012 winner of The Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for his work on green energy, his most recent work includes a process for converting cooking oil into a biofuel that can be used in cars and generators.

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Who better, then, to ask about the

10 amazing eco-friendly constructions

Working with visionary architects and planners, construction engineers are building some of the most remarkable, environmentally friendly structures around. From ice palaces and reused grain silos to bird-friendly buildings, here are ten of the best ways engineers are helping safeguard or enrich the world around us.

1. Animal walkways

Bears, deer and elk are among the first animals to be pushed out by human expansion into the wilderness. The answer is to build animal walkways or “ecoducts”. Bridges for elk travel over motorways, covering known migration routes. Those for frogs, badgers and snakes run under structures. One of the