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How to find job vacancies in Sandwell?

About the job market situation in Sandwell?

How to find job vacancies in Sandwell

There are lots of places to find out where the current job vacancies are in Sandwell:


If you are between 13 and 19 years old, or up to 25 years old if you have additional educational needs, you can ask for help from Connexions Sandwell.

Connexions Sandwell works with local employers and training providers to advertise and help to recruit for local jobs with training and Apprenticeships. You can find out more about local opportunities by calling in to your local office - want to find us?

Connexions can also help you with applying for work or apprenticeships. For tips about where to look for jobs, completing application forms and writing a CV, visit the careers and jobs section of our website or pick up a copy of our Getting a Job  booklet from your local Connexions centre.

Apprenticeship vacancies can also be found on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website.

Jobcentre Plus offices

You can call in to your local Jobcentre Plus office or search for job opportunities online.

Local newspapers

Express and Star - Sandwell

Halesowen News - Includes news from the Sandwell area

You can search local newspapers online for job vacancies and also check out the news stories about new companies that are planning to open up in the area.

Recruitment and Employment Agencies

You can call in to local recruitment and Employment agencies or use online recruitment sites such as

If you would like to find out more about the job market situation in Sandwell in a particular job sector such as Business, Administration and Finance - check out our Job sector pages.


About the job market situation in Sandwell

Figures such as the number of vacancies and job seekers in an area such as Sandwell are collected officially for the previous month, quarter or year. It's vital, particularly in this current time of economic change,  that you get the most up-to-date figures on offer  to get an accurate picture of the job market in Sandwell. Use the links below to the key official sites of organisations that publish figures as they are released.

Nomis web - is the official labour market statistics site. You will need to follow the link, select Neighbourhood Statistics and then search on the Sandwell Local Authority area.

UK National Statistics website - gives access to all UK statistics including figures about the job market and a quarterly local labour market report.

West Midlands Regional Observatory website - find out more about statistics, reports and news in the West Midlands region as a whole. Plus find regional skills partnership briefing papers, a monthly West Midland economic update report, and an excellent blog with news items about the job market in the whole region.

Black Country Observatory website - find out more about statistics and reports in the Black Country area.


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