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Making the most of HOP

How to make the most of HOP so it can support your career decisions

Searching for Opportunities

Home page > Opportunities > Apprenticeships

The search function allows you to search for apprenticeships in Hertfordshire based on a keyword and postcode. Once you have found the opportunity for you, you can find out more about the type of training, hours and salary, the roles duties and information regarding the employer and training provider. If you are certain this opportunity is for you, HOP directs you on how to apply.

TIP: You can search for all apprenticeships if you leave the keyword blank and click search


Home page > Opportunities >Jobs

The search function allows you to search for jobs in Hertfordshire based on a keyword and postcode. Once you have found the opportunity for you, you can take a look at the description, the location and how to apply. HOP also lets you share the opportunity on social media or via email and save it to your opportunities folder.

TIP: You can search for graduate and intern jobs by using those keywords.

Home page > Opportunities > Courses

The search function allows you to search for courses in Hertfordshire based on a keyword and postcode. Once you have found the opportunity for you, you can find out about the course such as the start date and the location, a description of what the course entails, information on the provider, entry requirements and how to apply.

TIP: HOP also lets you share the opportunity on social media or via email and save it to your opportunities folder.

How to log in and save opportunities

Creating an account will allow you to interact with the website through a number of features. When you are searching for an opportunity you can share to social media or via email. Another key feature is the ability to save opportunities, this means you can travel through the website and save opportunities as you go by clicking the heart icon. These are then stored in your Opportunities folder at the top right hand side of your webpage.

Creating a search alert

Creating a search alert allows you to save a keyword, if you have not found the perfect opportunity for you, and you will receive an email when there are new matching opportunities for your search criteria. These are then stored in your Opportunities Folder at the top right hand side of your webpage.

Careers Directory

HOP home page > Explore Careers > Careers Directory

Our Careers Directory has over 360 job roles for you to explore. Research different sectors, understand a job’s main tasks and average salary, learn about which qualifications you should consider studying and discover the current job and apprenticeship vacancies and local courses.

Priority Sectors

HOP home page > Sectors

The sector pages focus on Hertfordshire’s growth sectors, where there is a strong demand for skilled employees. Find out why the sector is thriving, the key companies and explore a variety of pathways you could take to get into the sector including courses, job roles and apprenticeships.

Employer Spotlight

HOP home page > Employer Spotlight

The Spotlight page highlights Hertfordshire’s employers that offer high quality apprenticeship, graduate, work experience and career progression opportunities. Find out more about companies large and small, what programmes they offer and their current vacancies.

Provider Showcase

HOP Home Page > Provider Showcase

This page showcases Hertfordshire’s training providers who deliver high quality learning programmes, including organisations that deliver apprenticeships. Discover what each provider has to offer, if they would suit you and their current course or apprenticeship vacancies.

Explore Opportunities

Find Apprenticeships, Jobs and Courses in Hertfordshire