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This link for our main Kent jobs page. Dover is an ancient town which according to local historians has probably been inhabited since the stone age. Porte Dubris as it was known to the Romans was a small settlement until relatively recent times, just two parishes. Over the last two hundred years; Buckland, Charlton, River, Kearsney and Whitfield have all been absorbed into the town.
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Today Dover is one of the most important passenger ferry ports in the world and the administrative centre of a local authority district that includes the towns of Deal and Sandwich. Economically the area has been heavily reliant on the port. Ferry operations have fluctuated greatly over the last twenty years with services opening and closing with regularity. But the port, freight companies and ferry companies remain as the most important economic catalyst in the area. Coal mining in Kent has ceased and the extensive pharmaceutical facility near Sandwich is in a period of transformation.
Tourism has been playing an important part of the local economy for over a decade and an estimated 7,000 jobs are part of this sector. This sector is being supported by the 'White Cliffs Country' brand and a White Cliffs Countryside Project.
Aldi - http://www.aldi.co.uk/
International grocery retailer with 5,000 stores worldwide and a strong presence in the UK. A careers page with local store details is on the website. Kent stores in Dover, Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne and Swanley. Follow the link to the Aldi home page then click on the recruitment icon. Aldi, Cherry Tree Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT16 2NL
For local store jobs contact your nearest branch. For head office and distribution jobs follow the link. Asda, Unit 1, Charlton Green, Kent, CT16 2QH. Asda recruit through the website
AVO - http://www.megger.com/uk/index.php
AVO International (now Megger), one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of portable test and measurement equipment vacancies on the website in categories such as: Accounting, Administration, Engineering, Information Technology, Operations, Technical Sales, Marketing & Training. Megger, Archcliffe Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9EN - 01304 502101.
Channel Commercials - http://www.channelcommercialsdaf.co.uk/
Channel Commercials are DAF Truck Commercial Vehicle Dealers in Ashford, Strood, Sevenoaks and Aylesham. They provide new and used truck sales, parts and servicing. Channel Commercials Canterbury, Unit 18 Cooting Road, Aylesham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 3EP - 01304 434094.
Cannon & Co - http://www.gcannon.co.uk/
DFDS - http://freight.dfdsseaways.com/
An increasingly important player on the cross channel passenger ferry business. Corporate HQ is in Copenhagen (near Nordhavn station) but this is just one of over 50 offices across Europe. DFDS also take interns. DFDS, Norfolk House, Eastern Docks, Kent CT16 1JA - 01304 218400.
Dover District Council
If you are looking for a job in East Kent try the Dover District Council website, they regularly advertise vacancies on their site, they also handle the recruitment for Canterbury City Council and Thanet District Council. White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, CT16 3PJ - 01304 872799.
Job Centre Plus
The Job Centre is still in Maison Dieu, for full contact details follow the link. Jobcentre - 72-75 Maison Dieu, Kent, CT16 1NN - 0845 604 3719.
Kent NHS Trusts
Vacancies for the Hospital and Community trusts for all of East Kent including the Dover, Deal and Sandwich areas. Vacancies at all levels on the salary scale, wide range of jobs on offer including: Nursing, Dental, Midwifery, Management, Administration, Ambulance, Clerical, Technical, Professional, Craft, Marketing and Support Staff. - Buckland Hospital, Coombe Valley Road, Kent CT17 0HD - 01304 201624.
Iceland - http://www.iceland.co.uk
Iceland was recognised in the annual Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey as one of the 20 best big companies to work for in the UK. Stores in Deal and Dover. Iceland Deal - 2/6 Queen Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6ET - 01304 365946.
Ford Williams - http://www.mfw.co.uk/
Established Chartered Accountants advertises vacancies for trainees/school leavers, student placements and qualified accountants. Offices in Sittingbourne, Ashford, Cranbrook, Dover, Herne Bay and Maidstone. McCabe Ford Williams, Charlton House, Dour Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1BL - 01304 204006.
Perrys - http://www.perrys.co.uk
Vauxhall dealer, automotive and support vacancies published on the website. Perrys of Dover, Honeywood Parkway, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Kent, CT16 3PT - 01304 448094.
Port Of Dover
Port and administration jobs advertised on the website. The organisation is looking at a major expansion of it's operations. In addition the cruise business seems to be going from strength to strength with 149 visits planned for 2013. The Port of Dover, Harbour House, Marine Parade, CT17 9BU.
K College - http://www.kcollege.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies.html
The College has recently merged and provides a wide range of programmes from five campuses in Ashford, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The teaching and support jobs reflect the work of the college. K College, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DH - 0845 207 8220.
Ferry - http://www.thekingsferry.co.uk/about-us/
One of the leading Kent coach companies with depots in Gillingham and Eythorne, the most common vacancies are for drivers.
P&O - http://www.poferries.com
Ship and shore vacancies regularly advertised on the website, a large number based in Dover. Opportunities normally grouped into five sections reflecting the business: Marketing, Onboard, Call Centre, Freight, Customer Operations - P&O Ferries, Channel House, Channel View Road, Kent, CT17 9TJ - 01304 863000.
Brothers & Co - http://www.spainbrothers.co.uk
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors with offices in: Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury. They welcome CV submission from suitable applicants at all levels. 5 St. James's Street, Kent, CT16 1QD - 01304 201994.
There is a superstore on the White Cliffs Retail Park in Whitfield, CT16 3PS. It is one of the biggest employers in the area. There are currently two recruitment paths for jobs with Tesco. For customer assistant and in store and in depot jobs you'll need to get a recruitment pack and take or post your completed application to your local store. If you are making an application for a store management, head office or pharmacy role you will need to complete the online application process. To make contact follow the link or call the the Whitfiled store on 0845 6779223.
The White Cliffs Hotel - http://www.thewhitecliffs.com/
Hotel, pub/restaurant in St Margarets Bay. The White Cliffs Hotel and The Bay Restaurant, High Street, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Kent CT15 6AT - 01304 852 229.
UK Border Agency - http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
Currently there is only the most limited recruitment in the UK Border agency. We'll publish more local recruitment information here when the situation changes.
Court Hotel - http://www.wallettscourt.com/
Walletts Court Hotel is a hotel near in beautiful at St Margaret's, with a restaurant and Spa. Wallett's Court Hotel, Westcliffe, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Kent CT15 6EW - 01304 852424.
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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.