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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.
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.
If you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know. If you'd like to recommend an employer for inclusion on the relevant page in this website drop us a line with 'jobs in Kent' in the title. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.
Retail jobs in Kent
The retail sector now dominates employment opportunities in most major towns. We publish a retail employment feature outlining most of the UK's major high street employers including; Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, B&Q, Boots and many more.
If you've worked hard to get yourself a degree is it time to question if you are getting the most from your qualification? Many large employers have specific recruitment campaigns aimed at attracting graduate entry recruits. Take a look at our guide and see what's going on.