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Welcome to our Yourcounty local jobs for Ashford feature, it is a local employment resource that has been offering free help and advice for over a decade and in that time time is has been viewed tens of thousands of times.
One of the fastest growing towns in England which means construction and infra structure projects are important employers but the area still has there are many jobs in others areas like: health, education, manufacturing and service industries. Ashford has been something of a crossroads for many centuries, a historical link between South and Mid-Kent and West Kent and East Sussex. We primarily feature local employers on this page, you can access the regional and national employers operating in the area from our main Kent jobs page.
This feature has evolved over time based in part on user and researched feedback so if you have experience of any of these employer we'd welcome your comments. This is a page under constant improvement, employers in the area are invited to submit their details for free inclusion. Our contact detail are at the foot of the page.
A UK leader in the tourism industry, ABC Holiday Extras are a well known local provider of custom made packages comprising UK holiday and travel extras. Their services include most of the typical holiday 'bolt ons' designed to enable travellers to make the most of their break including: airport hotels, airport parking and airport lounges. Opportunities for full-time, part-time, evening and weekend call centre staff. Follow the recruitment link on the main website. ABC actively encourage applications from students. At the time of writing published vacancies include: Partnerships Development Manager, Front-End Developer, People Executive, SEO Developer, Senior Database Programmer, Software Engineer and Performance & Development Specialist.
Adastra are now part of the Advanced Health and Care group, a leading supplier of IT for care in the 'out of hospital' setting, most job vacancies featured on the corporate website have been IT/Telecommunications related plus support staff. Follow the 'about us' link from the home page.
If you are looking for work in the care sector the Allied Healthcare Group based in the town may be able to help. They are one of the UK's leading providers of domiciliary care and healthcare staffing services. Most vacancies are connected to care and support work, varied and flexible hours and contracts may be available including zero hour part time and full time. There are also offices in Chatham, Maidstone and Tonbridge.
The AMF Bowling website publishes a wide range of group vacancies alongside a lot of detailed employment information and contact details of all their UK sites including Ashford. Check out the 'working for us' link at the top of the page to find local vacancies.
Ardo Shearway Ltd are one of the Leading frozen food companies in the UK. When we last checked they actively invited email requests for information on current career opportunities in the local area. They still do rely on the local press to advertise vacancies but are moving increasingly to online recruitment as their many career communication channel.
As one of the most important hotels in the area the Ashford International recruit local people to work in the hospitality sector, vacancies can occur in all aspects of the hotel's activities including catering, gym and fitness staff. The four-star facilities including 179 bedrooms, gym, spa with a rock sauna, aromatic steam room plus six spa treatment rooms. The hotel is set in Simone Weil Avenue.
As the local authority in one of the region's fastest growing towns Ashford Borough Council tend to have slightly more dynamic recruitment needs than some other towns in Kent, long term advancement prospects may may also be a little better. There are the usual range of local government opportunities, everything from Football Development to Corporate Lawyers, as you'd expect nearly all vacancies are in the borough. The website has extensive recruitment help as well as a page detailing any jobs.
For retail related jobs this is the most important website in the Ashford area. The Ashford Designer Outlet is part of the McArthur Glen group, it is described on the corporate website as an 'exciting place to shop and work!' When we last visited the recruitment portal their were over 20 current vacancies advertised. Nearly all retail based, part-time and full-time permanent and temporary. There is a dedicated page for the retailers working at the site as well as opportunities with the management company.
Ashford JobCentre Plus - Follow the link for full contact information. The local Jobcentre is in International House at Dover Place. It will provide details of current opening hours, telephone and web contact details and a link to published online vacancies, it's also a great resource for training and benefits advice.
Baileyfields Solicitors are a local law firm specialising in employment law based on the Thorne Estate Business Park, Forge Hill, at Bethersden. In common with most legal firms you don't have to wait for a vacancy to appear if you have outstanding qualifications and/or experience, simply send in a CV.
Still a mainstay on the UK high street, Barclays Bank has just under 150,000 employees working in 50 countries, serving nearly 50 million customers. There are three branches in the immediate area with several other branches in easy reach; Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. It should also be considered with the High Speed rail link up and running Ashford is now regarded by many people as being commuting distance from Central London.
We welcome news about employment opportunities in the Ashford area as well as feedback regarding employers featured on this page. We do check our content but if you see any error or omission we'd appreciate your feedback. Please refer to 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.
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