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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.

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.

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.

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 rickstein.com/careers.

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.

You can find out more at reddrivingschool.com/join-red.

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 goherm.es/careers 

AMBITIONS PERSONNEL is recruiting for 100 driving and warehouse roles. See ambitionspersonnel.com/jobs/

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

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.

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 keepbritainworking.co.uk.

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

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.”

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

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

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 (senploy.co.uk). 

BLUEBIRD CARE has 500 jobs for live-in assistants, admin and office roles (bluebirdcarecareers.co.uk).

GRACEWELL and SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING have 140 jobs across their care, catering, management and nursing departments ([email protected]).

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