As unemployment figure surges, here are 20,000 jobs you can apply for today

NEW unemployment figures released today are expected to show the nation’s jobless total surging towards the three million mark – with the past month seeing a further 60,000 people forced on to the dole.

But The Sun is here to help you get back on your feet and back into work.

Here are 20,000 jobs you can apply for today


Here are 20,000 jobs you can apply for todayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

We have found almost 20,000 jobs you can apply for TODAY.

The roles range from vital key-worker jobs and secure positions with some of the country’s top firms to working with a celebrity chef. There are opportunities to drive into a new career and to do your bit for the NHS.

So if you were unlucky enough to be made redundant in these extraordinary times, don’t give up.

We also bring you the experts’ tips on how redundancy can be used as a positive stage to help you relaunch your career.

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Ask the expert

TIM Harris, MD of Chips-Away and Ovenclean, says redundancy can be a “reset” towards a better career.

Here are Tim’s top tips on turning a Covid lay-off to your advantage.

Accept it is out of your control. There is no shame to losing your job in a pandemic. Use this time to find a role better suited to you.

Criticise and compliment yourself. Look from the outside in. What are your practical and emotional skills? And what aren’t you so good at? Be brutally honest.

Prioritise mental health. Of course you will worry about the next pay packet. But the best thing you can do for your mental health is look beyond money. Your career is a choice and unless you are happy in what you are doing each day, there will be an impact, big or small, on your wellbeing.

Look at different routes to employment. Could you go self-employed? Or take on a couple of part-time jobs instead of a single full-time one? Redundancy could be liberating for you.

Chef Rick reels in fresh talent

RICK Stein has 39 tasty vacancies up for grabs at his restaurant group.

The jobs range from chefs, kitchen porters and housekeepers to front-of-house and finance roles. Many offer accommodation.

Chef Rick Stein wants to give a chance to job-seekers from hard-hit regions


Chef Rick Stein wants to give a chance to job-seekers from hard-hit regionsCredit: Rex Features

The star chef, known for his Taste Of The Sea TV show, said: “There are jobs across the board. I would love to see new members of the team coming from harder-hit areas of the country.”

Find out more and apply at

Driven to succeed

REV up for a new career with RED DRIVING SCHOOL. It wants 400 new instructors to get back up to full capacity after lockdown.

Applicants need to have held a UK driving licence for at least three years, with fewer than six points on their licence. While you pay for training, the costs are refunded in full once you qualify and join Red.

Join Red Driving School today


Join Red Driving School today

You can find out more at

DELIVERY giant HERMES is hiring 1,500 full-time staff, including head office roles, drivers, warehouse operatives, managers and supervisors. 

There are also opportunities for another 9,000 self-employed couriers nationwide. 

You can apply at 

AMBITIONS PERSONNEL is recruiting for 100 driving and warehouse roles. See

Jobs, jobs, jobs

OTHER major employers hiring include bookies LADBROKES and CORAL.

They have 465 jobs to fill, including customer service roles (

Insurer DIRECT LINE needs 300 people in customer service, claims handling, pricing analysis and data science (

NOMINET, which oversees the .uk domain, is taking on 30 staff, including business development and tech roles (


PAYMENTS specialist PPRO has more than 20 jobs available in engineering and finance roles. You can find details at

NHS and medical roles

DO your bit for our precious NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, which has 4,600 live vacancies. Many require no prior medical experience.

Jane Ashurst was made redundant from her job as a repairs scheduler entering lockdown.

Jane Ashurst, 59, is now an NHS calls handler after losing her job at the start of lockdown


Jane Ashurst, 59, is now an NHS calls handler after losing her job at the start of lockdown

But Jane, 59, found a role as an NHS calls handler via the recruiter Reed.

Jane, from Norwich, said: “I never thought about working for the NHS but now I want to do this until I retire.” 

Find out more at

MEDICOM needs 100 recruits to produce personal protective equipment at the supplier’s Northants site. Apply at

Hand sanitiser maker ZIDAC LABORATORIES is hiring 80 new staff, including chemical and mechanical engineers and quality control staff.

MD Luigi Jurica Weissbarth said: “In a challenging economic climate, we’re glad we can provide opportunities for new, skilled jobs.”


E-ZEC has 30 roles for ambulance care assistants. Applicants need two years’ driving experience. Apply by August 31 at


SHOPBLOCKS has ten roles available, including for designers and sales staff on its e-commerce site. See (

The care sector

THERE are thousands of vacancies for people to help the most vulnerable members of society.

SENPLOY specialises in placing teachers, support workers and care assistants for children with special educational needs. The recruiter has 1,000-plus roles on offer nationwide ( 

BLUEBIRD CARE has 500 jobs for live-in assistants, admin and office roles (

GRACEWELL and SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING have 140 jobs across their care, catering, management and nursing departments (

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