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Thanet was originally an island separated from the mainland by the River Wantsum, it has been inhabited since the stone age. The river eventually silted up and today little remains of that water course other than the marsh. The Isle of Thanet is the basis of the modern Thanet District Council administration area. Today Thanet comprises the towns of Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Birchington and the surrounding villages. A population of about 140,000 inhabits the district. We publish employers who offer jobs across the whole district on this page. Follow these links for employers across the county including: Canterbury, Dover Deal and Sandwich, Folkestone and Hythe.
Thanet has a rate of unemployment significantly higher than the national average and nearly double that of some of the more prosperous areas in Kent. As a consequence wages are lower in the area than many other parts of the county. It's hoped that the High Speed Rail link, the opening of the Turner Contemporary, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre and Thanet Offshore Wind Project will lead to an improvements in Thanet's economic fortunes.
The economic activity in Thanet is characterised by SMEs two thirds of all businesses have less than 5 employees, this makes it a little difficult from a recruitment point of view. Small businesses tend to recruit on an ad-hoc basis, unless specialist skills are needed personal networks may be used to identify possible job candidates. There are nearly 4,000 businesses in Thanet and only a small number of these recruit on a regular basis.
Ltd - http://www.achuk.com
For over ten years ACH has been a provider of residential care, primarily supporting adults with a range of conditions and challenging behavior. Current job opportunities are usually published on the 'vacancies' page which can be reached from the home page of the main company website. People with relevant skills, experience and/or qualifications could consider sending a speculative CV. ACH have a home in Thanet at Springfield House, 81 Epple Bay Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9EW - 01843 842574.
Aldi - http://www.aldi.co.uk/
A world wide supermarket chain with in excess of 5,125 stores. There in fact two Aldis, Aldi Sud and Aldi Nord. Originally from Germany the Aldi we seen in the UK is actually part of the Aldi Sud business, they are also active in their homeland of Germany as well as: Australia, Austria, Ireland, Hungary, Slovenia and Switzerland. As with Germany and several other countries the natural competition to Aldi is Lidl, both businesses competing for the same market sector. The Aldi UK website features a full selection of recruitment information as well as local store details and current job vacancies in Thanet (where they occur). There are Kent stores in Dover, Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne and Swanley. For Aldi jobs in Thanet visit Aldi Margate, Zion Place, Margate, Kent CT9 1RP or Aldi Ramsgate, Boundary Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7NA.
Bowling - http://www.amfbowling.co.uk
Providers of ten bowling from state of the centres each of which has a minimum of 24 lanes. Their website has extensive recruitment information, most local vacancies are for team members, who will initially take responsibility for one particular area of activity, with more experience greater responsibility will be given. Other roles include: support and technical vacancies as well as management opportunities. Amongst the benefits staff can expect are: Both bonus and healthcare schemes, discounted bowling, gym membership at a discount and looking forward long service awards, you'll find the local AMF at: Addington Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PW - 0844 8263024.
Asda began its commercial life 64 years ago as the Leeds based Associated Dairies & Farm Stores Limited a merger with three Asquith supermarkets led to the creation of a new business with a condensed name. Although the head office remains in West Yorkshire they are now a UK wide operation with a total workforce approaching 190,000. There are stores throughout Kent. Vacancies are advertised on the company website and occasionally in-store. The Thanet Asdas can be found at 56 Chatham Street, Ramsgate, CT11 7PR - 01843 257800 and Westwood Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2NR - 01843 608000.
Barnes Marsland - http://www.barnesmarsland.co.uk/
Personal, property and business legal advice in Broadstairs and Margate. Based at 51 Hawley Square Margate CT9 1NY - 01843 221466
Despite the ups and downs of the recent banking led recession Barclays has remained (relatively speaking) a stable employer. The geographic scope of the business is truly international, Barclays have around 132,000 employees working across the globe, the local branches can be found at: 11/13 Queen Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DZ - 0845 555 555, 2 Albion Street, Broadstairs, CT10 1LT - 08457 555 555, 64/66 High Street, Margate, CT9 1EB - 08457 555 555,107 Station Road, Birchington, CT7 9RQ - 08457 555 555.
One of the UKs biggest retailers with over 3,000 stores attracting 8.5 million customers each week. There are several branches in Thanet almost all stores have a pharmacy: Margate Boots Opticians,116 High Street, Kent, CT9 1JW - 01843 292499. Boots Margate, 69 High St, Margate, Kent, CT9 1JN - 01843 220764. Boots Cliftonville, 192-194 Northdown Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2QN - 01843 221068. Boots Westgate On Sea, 36 St. Mildreds Rd, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, CT8 8RF - 01843 831167. Boots Broadstairs, Westwood Cross Retail Park, Margate Rd, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BF - 01843867146. Boots Broadstairs, 14 High St, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1LH - 01843 862699. Ramsgate Boots Opticians, 47 High St, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AG - 01843 591188. Boots Ramsgate, 7-13 High St, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AB - 01843 591864.
Boys & Maughan - http://www.boysandmaughan.co.uk/
This is one of the area's oldest and largest legal firms, there is a vacancies page on the website. Offices across Thanet including; India House, 11 Hawley Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PZ - 01843 234000.
Power Generation Ltd - http://www.eujobs.cummins.com/job-listing.asp
A US based business with a factory in Thanet, jobs for their European operations can be accessed from the main corporate website. The jobs portal holds extensive information about their commercial activity and recruitment process.
We aspire to keep our Thanet job and employers coverage up to date and relevant however if you see any errors, omissions or find a broken link please let us know.Our coverage is continually improved by recommendations from our audience. If you'd like to recommend an employer in the area for inclusion on these pages we'd welcome your comments. 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.