Local Employers

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  • Kompass - search companies by location and sector
  • The Times Top 100 - research big graduate employers in the area
  • Yell.com - local (and national) business search engine

Some of the larger employers in and around the Luton/Bedford area are listed below. Vacancies for large employers such as the National Health Service, Civil Service and Local Government are advertised on their main websites and vacancies can be filtered by location:

Agency Central - search for recruitment agencies by location and job sector

  • FISH4JOBS - option to search by area
  • Jobs Today - option to search by area
  • e4s - search for student jobs in local area


Careers & Employability Service
University of Bedfordshire
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Please note that the University of Bedfordshire Careers & Employability Service does not endorse specific employers or organisations linked to the website.


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(Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

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+44 (0)1582 743 989


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