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How to find job vacancies in Barnsley?

About the job market situation in Barnsley?

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How to find job vacancies in Barnsley?

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

The BMBC Targeted Information Advice and Guidance(TIAG) service 

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 the BMBC TIAG Service tel no: 01226 775270

Apprenticeship vacancies

Can also be found on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website

Work-based training vacancies

Can be found on the website.

Jobcentre Plus offices

You can call in to your local Jobcentre Plus office or search for job opportunities online. You will need to go to Job Search, select the type of job you are looking for and then search on your local area by town name or postcode.

Local newspapers

Barnsley Chronicle

The Star

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 Barnsley in a particular job sector such as Business, Administration and Finance - check out our Job sector pages.

About the job market situation in Barnsley


Figures such as the number of vacancies and job seekers in an area such as Barnsley 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 Barnsley. Use the links below to the key official sites of organisations that publish figures as they are released.

Nomisweb - is the official labour market statistics site. You will need to follow the link, select Neighbourhood and then search on the Barnsley 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.

BBC Radio Sheffield News website - has information on local companies, new ones and those in trouble.

Need to know about what some of the words used on these pages mean? See our Jargon Buster.