Jobs in Kent

Welcome to the Yourcounty jobs in Kent page. You'll find access to thousands of Kent job vacancies from this page and our countywide job vacancies features plus the local recruitment pages including: Ashford, the London Boroughs of Bexley and also Bromley, Canterbury and North East Kent including Whitstable and Herne Bay, Dartford, Dover Deal and Sandwich, Folkestone and Hythe, Gravesend, Maidstone, Medway Towns which includes Gillingham, Rochester and Chatham including the Dockyard, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Thanet, Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

We've been running employment and career help and links for over a decade, in that time user feedback and researcher advice have helped develop and improve our coverage. We're always interested in your comments, our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Our leading employers are highlighted here and we carry information and details of hundreds of the small and medium sized employers sorted by local area. Most of the have ongoing recruitment programmes despite the recession, the exception being the public sector which, from a recruitment point of view remains a little static.

Kent is known as the garden of England, which suggests a strong bias towards agriculture but this is far from the truth, particularly in the north of the county. The main industries in the north-west of Kent historically have included: light engineering, construction, cement, papermaking and aircraft construction, there are oil refinery facilities on the Isle of Grain and some steel production and brick-making activity in Mid and North Kent.

With the advent of the high speed rail links into London well over half the population finds itself less than an hour commuting time from central London and there is a growing commuter belt that now includes both Ashford and Canterbury.

In the south and east; agriculture, tourism and education (particularly in Canterbury) complement each other as platforms for the rural and coastal economies and there is a small but growing influence of offshore wind based power generation. Regeneration projects are being carried out within the Thames Gateway by Kent Thameside Delivery Board, Medway Renaissance Partnership and Swale Forward. There is a continued emphasis in the transport sector within the county, significant investment has taken place in the Port of Dover, Manston International Airport and London Ashford Airport. Cross channel traffic remains an important commercial catalyst for the east coast. The Turner Contemporary in Margate, the New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and arts focussed developments in Folkestone and Thanet have been part of the drive to stimulate the growth of creative industries.

Current Opportunities

These links are regularly checked but if you find any are broken or out of date please let us know. We include Medway, Bexley and Bromley in our coverage.

Kent doesn't have a dominant industry or industries, so from an employment perspective it means a great choice of potential employers and careers. In the Yourcounty job pages we try to cover as wide a range of opportunities as possible and make this information freely available to anyone who needs it.

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