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Welcome to the Canterbury jobs page, here we feature a range of employer from the city and surrounding towns including Herne Bay and Whitstable. We introduce many of the larger employers together with several SMEs below. The criteria we use is to feature organisations that either have current job vacancies or that regularly use their websites to publish current opportunities. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome submissions of local employers with vacancies.
As with many of the larger towns and cities in Kent, retail plays a very important part in the local economy and many of the largest employers in the area are the major supermarkets. Tourism provides a number of jobs both in the city and the local towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay, however it is the educational sector that underpins the economic life of Canterbury. There are four universities, several colleges of further education, private educational establishments and a number of language schools; all of this in addition to the usual array of state primary and secondary schools. On a like for like basis Canterbury has more vacancies in, or supporting the educational sector than almost any where else in the UK.
Most of the; regional, national and international employers in the area together with the major public sector employers for the city, Whitstable and Herne Bay can be found on the local employment page.
There are just under 80 bedrooms in what is one of Canterbury's leading boutique hotel's, The facilities boast a highly regarded Michael Caine restaurant. At the time of writing vacancies included: Commis de Rang, Apprentice Food & Beverage Service, Front of House Apprentice, Champagne Bar Assistant, Waiting Staff and an Apprentice Chef. To access the current vacancies in all the Abode Hotels including Canterbury simply click on the main Abode 'careers' link. Other hotels in the chain can be found at: Abode Chelsea, Abode Chester, Abode Exeter, Abode Glasgow and Abode Manchester. The Canterbury hotel enjoys a very central position at 30-33 High Street, CT1 2RX.
ACH have been supporting adults with a range of particular needs including both learning disabilities and challenging behavior, most of the vacancies are in residential support settings including at Ashford Lodge in Chilham, CT4 8DU. Applications can be made by visiting the website and follow the 'careers' link.
Arjo Wiggins is the world's leading manufacturer of technical and creative papers. Chartham Papers is part of the group and you can apply for jobs or make unsolicited applications from the main corporate website. ArjoWiggins Chartham Ltd, Station Road, Chartham, Kent, CT4 7JA - 01227 813500.
One of the leading BMW dealerships in the area, Broad Oak have branches in both Canterbury and Ashford. You'll find BMW dealer vacancies and apprenticeship details through the corporate BMW website. Not unsurprisingly you'll find this dealers in Broad Oak Road in Canterbury, CT2 7PX.
The Cathedral is both a sacred space and part of a World Heritage Site. It has around 300 staff including an employees on the apprenticeship scheme, the organisation also relies heavily on its 800 volunteers. Paid employment is varied and included at the time of writing; security, management, support, educational and trade roles. For more details visit the website or Contact the Cathedral directly. Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, CT1 2EH - 01227 762862.
Christ Church University
In its 50 years of activity the primary focus of the University has been to train and skill people going into public service. Today Christ Church is still an Anglican foundation and has around 18,000 students studying in sites at; Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham and Tunbridge Well. The organisation has around 2,200 members of staff, current jobs and recruitment information help can be found on the website. The main Canterbury campus is off North Holmes Road, CT1 1QU.
Canterbury City Council
Wide range of local government jobs in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable, recruitment budget have been cut but there are still vacancies. We publish more details on our own local council recruitment page or contact the council directly. Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW - 01227 862000.
Advertises; lecturing, administration and support staff jobs on their website. The college is a significant employer in the area with over 800 full time and part time employees servicing the needs of over 9,000 students. Most vacancies typically occur in the summer in preparation for the new academic year. New Dover Road, Kent CT1 3AJ - 01227 811111.
Originally from Sweden, Handelsbanken has been operating the UK since 1982. Their network of branches includes Canterbury. They welcome direct approaches from suitable qualified and experienced potential employees.
Although a lot of the information held by the DWP is published on the new online portal certain services and advice might be best accessed in person. The Canterbury Jobcentre Plus is in Northgate House on 115-120 Northgate, CT1 1EZ.
Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service is going through a phase of transition at this present time but their core activities are centered on the preparation of court cases and leading their prosecution in criminal matters. At the last count the Kent workforce totalled around 200, nationally there is a workforce of just over 7,000, most positions directly connected to legal work or supporting those carrying out the tasks. There are comprehensive organisation and employment details on the website. The CPS offices in Canterbury are at; Riding Gate House, 37 Old Dover Road, CT1 3JG.
Denne Joinery is a well known; joinery, design, manufacturing and installation business, working in a wide range of sectors connected with the construction industry, current vacancies on the website. Bramling House, Bramling, Kent, CT3 1NB - 01227 723080.
East Kent Audi
Inchcape Retail three branches in Kent and ten across the UK. Follow the careers link on the website. Stour Valley Business Park, Ashford Road, Chartham, Kent, CT4 7HF - 01227 732700
Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Vacancies for the Canterbury Hospital and connected activities are available through both the local trust website as well as the national NHS recruitment portal. The main site is in Ethelbert Road, CT1 3NG. Vacancies exist for jobs at levels including; domestic, security and housekeeping staff all medical related jobs and managerial/administrative positions.
One of the largest legal practises in the area, extensive recruitment details on the website as well as an introduction to the business. If you have appropriate skills and qualifications you can consider submitting a speculative CV without waiting for a relevant vacancy to occur. The organisation employes over 100 people at five sites including; 39 William Street, Herne Bay and 16 Rose Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2UR.
One of the top land-based colleges in the UK, rated by Ofsted as 'outstanding'. A number of campuses across Kent (Mottingham, Greenwich, Medway and Hadlow). Some vacancies published on the website. Hadlow College, Spring Lane, CT1 1TB - 0500 551434.
Herne Bay JobCentre
The most important jobs and benefit resource in Herne Bay the office is at: 22-26 Bank Street, CT6 5EA.
Work in web design, multimedia presentations and software development. Intervisual Software Ltd, 9 Heathfield Way, Barham, Kent, CT4 6QH - 01227 830171.
Kent Union Job
Is a free service for UKC students looking for work, a huge range of jobs largely in the area, particularly good for short term/holiday work information and help.
Parker & Sons Ltd
A local business involved in steel stockholding and processing, engineering supplies, tool hire, commercial printing and vehicle franchises. Vacancies largely in the areas of : Call Centre, Purchasing, Information Technology, LGV drivers, Warehousing, Processing, Car Showrooms, Support and Administration. CV's from suitable candidates welcome.
A practise able to offer: audit, accountancy, taxation and financial advice support and services. Larkings are authorised to conduct investment business. Local career opportunities are featured on the website, offices also in; Ashford and Maidstone.
The leading Volvo car dealer in Kent carrying out it's business across large parts of Kent. Dealerships in: Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone. They advertise vacancies for staff to join their organisation. Exceptionally qualified and experienced job seekers may You can find contact details for the company on their website. Lipscomb, Central House, Ashford Road, Chartham, Kent, CT4 7HH - 0845 338 9902.
One of the leading names in kitchens with a workforce of two thousand and just under 200 showrooms. Retail to the public and trade, seven branches across Kent including Broad Oak Road, CT2 7PX - 01227 764564.
Click on the link to visit Manpower's national site, they are able to offer employment nationally on a permanent or temporary basis working either; part-time, full-time, term-time or flexi-time. The local contact is in: Beckett House, 4/6 New Dover Road, CT1 3BB.
A nationwide retailer frequently located in in-town and out of town retail parks. The website is a brilliant resource for job seekers, at the time of our last visit published opportunities including: store jobs, graduate recruitment, distribution vacancies and trainee managers. The local Matalan is on the Sturry Road Retail Park, Unit 2 Stour Retail Park, CT1 1AD. Other local stores are in Maidstone and Thanet.
A Chartered Accountant with offices across the region including: Sittingbourne, Ashford, Cranbrook, Herne Bay and Maidstone. This established employer publishes current vacancies on the website, featured opportunities at our last visit included trainees/school leaver jobs, student placements and positions for experienced and qualified accountants. The local McCabe Ford Williams Herne Bay office is at, 2 The Links, CT6 7GQ
A significant local firm with around 200 employees and offices in Kent, Sussex as well as London, it is also part of the Kreston international network. The Canterbury office enjoys a prominent position within the city walls at 37 St Margaret's Street, CT1 2TU. As you might expect the majority of vacancies are accountancy related, requiring specific qualifications and experience. The website has full detail and an overview of the organisation.
Is one of the UK's leading housing associations, managing over 34,000 homes in England and Scotland including sheltered and supported accommodation. They have a regional office in the city and vacancies are posted on their website from time to time.
Brothers & Co
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors with offices in: Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury. They welcome CV submission from suitable applicants at all levels. Contact details on their current vacancy page. Westgate House, 87 St. Dunstan's Street, CT2 8AE - 01227 769321.
College for the Creative Arts
One of the city's four Universities, the Canterbury campus is based on the New Dover Road, CT1 3AN. The website has full recruitment details or if you prefer you can call the main switchboard number 01227 817302. The University has just over 7,000 students spread over three Kent and two Surrey sites. Students can study subjects like: media, architecture, fashion, graphics, fine art and design. It is possible to gain a range of qualifications including; doctorate, degree, diploma and BTEC.
of Kent Jobs
As well as education related vacancies, Kent advertises secretarial, clerical, technical and other positions. The University of Kent, CT2 7NZ - 01227 764000.
National high street retailer that advertises new store vacancies on their websites and solicits applications for managerial positions. Phone the Wilkinson recruitment hotline for vacancy details 01909 505404. Wilkinson, 41 St George's Street, CT1 2JT - 01227 379850.
Launched in March 2006 as part of the City Council's e-Government program. Includes community based job vacancies in the district.
The Canterbury jobs page has been created to deliver useful information for people looking for jobs and employers in East Kent generally and Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable specifically. We carry out regular checks on the information here, but information will change, let us know if you see any errors or broken links. We would welcome your comments if you have experience of the employers featured on this page. Please refer to our disclaimer page.
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.