I want to work in...Human Resources, Recruitment, Training & Trade Unions

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

 HR and recruitment (Prospects)


Typical job profiles

Human Resources Officer (Prospects)

Recruitment Consultant (TARGETjobs)


Useful online resources

Working in Local Government  HR career profile

People Management CIPD Magazine. HR news, comment & jobs

HR Network Scotland Magazine, job vacancies, news, events

The Work Foundation

People Management

Personnel Today

HR Magazine


Online Recruitment

Why choose a graduate scheme (Video from Reed)


Job sites and specialist recruiters

TARGETjobs HR & Recruitment  Careers information and graduate jobs

Personnel Today HR careers information & resources, incl. jobs database

Changeboard Global HR jobs site, with employer profiles & careers advice

Guide to Recruitment Consultancies People Management magazine. Also database of consultancies 

Recruitment Consultant (magazine) Industry news & jobs; directory of companies




Training Courses

Training Journal

Working in Local Government


Occupational Psychology

Occupational Psychology BPS Booklet - Your Journey into Psychology


Professional bodies

Institute of Recruitment Professionals IRP

British Psychology Society 

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD

Recruitment and Employment Confederation REC

Trade Union Congress TUC