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After seveal years of recession it finally looks like employment prospects are picking up in Kent. We're seeing more jobs being advertised on a like for like basis when compared to last year; but the expectation is that things will improve even more for job seekers in 2015. We've been publishing Medway job features for well over a decade, in that time user feedback has been very important in improving our content. If you have something you'd like to share or wish to submit a local employer for a free listing use our contact details at the bottom of the page. For more jobs and employers visit the main opportunities in Kent feature.
You can't talk about employment in the Medway towns without thinking about the Thames Gateway regeneration project. Medway's share of the investment is expected to reach £1 billion by 2020. It's also planned to increase the population of Medway to around 280,000 during this time. Directly and indirectly many employment opportunities are going to be connected to regeneration projects like: Medway Waterfront, Gillingham Town Centre Development, Rochester Riverside, Chatham Town Centre And Waterfront, Strood Riverside, Temple Waterfront and the Medway Gate. A short feature written by a local jobseeker.
The popular view is that Medway is a riverside conurbation comprising; Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. But much of the area under the control of the Medway Unitary Authority is in fact rural in nature. Employment opportunities in places like: Allhallows, Cliffe, Cooling, Cuxton, Frindsbury, Halling, High Halstow, Hoo, Isle of Grain, St Mary and Stoke may be very different to those in the urban areas. From an employment point of view the education sector is growing in importance, in recent years Medway has seen the development of the Universities at Medway concept. A project bringing together: the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent and Christ Church University on a unified site. These are not exhaustive listings and local employers are welcome to submit their details to us via email.
Asda are part of the biggest shopping empire in the world - the Wallmart Group. The have around 192,000 employees in the UK, this is less than ten per cent of the global workforce. This alone tells you of the potential career scope of people working for the company. There are job opportunities with Asda in almost every large town (and some smaller ones) There are two stores in the Medway towns, one in Chatham the other at Strood.
An organisation with a ten year track record of providing care for and supporting adults with a range of conditions like autistic spectrum disorders and sensory impairments. They are active across Kent and publish care and support based job opportunities on their main website (follow the careers link). At the time of writing they managed two facilities in Medway: Kingsdown House, 46 Goddington Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3DE - 01634 717084 and Woodbridge House, 151 Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2HH - 01634 281890. http://www.achuk.com
Allied Healthcare Group
Allied Healthcare Group is one of the UK's leading providers of domiciliary care and healthcare staffing services with branches in Ashford, Maidstone and Tonbridge. Local contact details: 1st Floor, 70 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4DS - 01634 828999.
A world leading British multinational defence company. Its primary areas of activity are linked to security and aerospace. It's main markets are in the US, Australia, India and Saudi Arabia. BAE has a total global workforce of just over 100,000. The Rochester operation is at BAE Systems, Marconi Way, ME1 2XX - 01634 844400.
The BACTEC (Battle Area Clearance, Training, Equipment and Consultancy) Group is a collection of businesses who's main activity is based on bomb and explosive disposal. The Head Office is in Rochester, a current vacancy page on the website. BATEC Head Office, 37 Riverside, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4DP - 01634 296757.
One of the UK's longest established and most stable financial institutions, particularly given the events of the last five years. In 300 years the bank has built a global business that now employs over 125,000 people in a wide range of countries. Its UK high street presence is still as strong today as it ever was and Barclays is able to offer job opportunities in most of the towns in Kent.
Beadles Group represents Land Rover, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota and Volkswagen from ten motor retail centres across Kent and South East London. They employ over 500 and are an important employer in the area. The Toyoya Commercial group is in Medway. Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PZ.
A leader in the market for gift products. They welcome CV's from motivated and capable individuals. Beams International Ltd, 4a Bloors Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7EG - 01634 265 480.
Just under ten years ago Boots joined forces with Alliance UniChem, and the Alliance Boots giant was formed, this is now Europe's leading pharmacy and beauty and health retailer. The company has an excellent recruitment portal, careers can be largely divided into: in-store vacancies, pharmacy jobs , head office careers (largely in and around the Nottingham area), optician jobs, jobs with Boots Ireland and graduate and development programme.
Borg Knight Solicitors
Have recruitment information on the website and are always interested in hearing from individuals with relevant skills and enthusiasm so speculative CVs are well worthwhile. Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9FD.
A privately owned British Company formed in 1972 with a Chatham HQ. One of the leading suppliers of transmission products. Many staff recruited from Medway. Gleaming Wood Drive, Unit 33-34, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8RZ - 01634 201110.
We make every effort to keep the information on this page up to date, we hope that is is both relevant and useful to Medway job seekers, however things do change so if you spot an error omission please let us know. We're always willing to add local employers and job resources to these pages so if you'd like to recommend a local employer for inclusion on these page let us know. 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.