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FE Careers launches new site on 11-year anniversary

Job advertising specialists FE Careers celebrated its 11 year anniversary last night with the launch of an upgraded site full of new tools and user interfaces.

The sister site of FE News is the largest recruitment site in Further Education, Work Based Learning and Employability with more than 1500 jobs live per day and over 600,000 job seeker user sessions per month.

The new site claims a series of sector-first job advertising tools, such as embedded video adverts and ‘one-click’ social sharing for vacancies.

According to Gavin O’Meara, CEO of FE Careers and FE News, the revamped look positions the job site to take the next leading steps in the digital age.

“Online job advertising has changed dramatically in the past 11 years,” said O’Meara.

“Back in 2003 we had to explain to people why advertising online was a good idea. The digital world is now an integral part of everyone’s lives and with this comes so much more choice for our customers.

“In the FE sector prior to 2003, the choice to advertise a vacancy or find a new job was really quite limited to looking in a newspaper with a limited shelf life, or through word of mouth.”

He said FE Careers now comes with a streamlined version that is tailored for mobile devices, meeting soaring demand from employers and job seekers who increasingly use tablets and phones to access the site.

Helping to mark its 11-year anniversary, FE Careers also announced a partnership with Apprenticeships4England, the largest social network in the FE sector with more than 22,000 active LinkedIn members.

Lindsay McCurdy, CEO of Apprenticeships4England, said: “Apprenticeships4England is delighted to be working with FE Careers on offering a one stop shop for organisations looking for new staff or people looking for the their next career move.”

Natalie Thornhill


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