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Tonbridge is a very old market town on the Medway, it has been inhabited for thousands of years and has several standing monuments left by Neolithic peoples. Its population stands at 30,000, it is the largest town in the the borough of Tonbridge and Malling which has over 110,000 inhabitants in total. Other significant settlements in the area include: Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill, Borough Green, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Kings Hill, Larkfield, Snodland, Wateringbury, West Malling, Walderslade and last but not least Wrotham.
Tonbridge is the heart of Kent's commuter belt, the station is one of the busiest in the region relative to the size of the population. Despite the perceived lack of top rank high street outlets in the town, retail is a big employer, and a growing one. There are also jobs in local government, health and education, light engineering, publishing and financial services.
Allied Healthcare Group - http://www.alliedhealthcare.com/Default.aspx
Allied Healthcare Group is one of the UK's leading providers of domiciliary care and healthcare staffing services with Branches in Ashford, Chatham and Maidstone. Allied Healthcare Group, 41a High Street, TN9 1SQ - 01732 369900.
Aylesford Newsprint - http://aylesford-newsprint.co.uk/index.php
Aylesford Newsprint has been at the heart of the UK's paper manufacturing since the 1920s. The company's reputation as a world leader in recycled newsprint has been created in the last twenty years, now they produce four hundred thousand tonnes of recycled newsprint annually. The company is owned by SCA Forest Products and Mondi. The website holds details about local vacancies, student and graduate opportunities as well as advanced apprenticeships. The Aylesford operation can be contacted at Newsprint House in Bellingham Way the postcode is ME20 7DL. Visit the website for more employment information or call 01622 796000.
Coblands - http://www.coblands.co.uk
This nursery is a horticultural business with a growing reputation which extends outside of the UK. Their plants are used by; garden design companies, landscapers and garden centres. Their mail order service delivers to customers or the site of their intended planting from the nursery. Current vacancies are published online, jobs are directly involved in horticulture or the sales and marketing of their products. Coblands, Trench Road, TN1 19NG.
DD International - http://ddinternational.org.uk/home.php
Aylesford based team dedicated to improving the wellbeing of the resource-poor communities in the developing world, within a framework of stainability and transparency. Consultancy and in-house vacancies published on the website. Development Delivery International Ltd, Park House, Bradbourne Lane, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6SN - 01732 878686.
Fresca - http://www.frescagroup.co.uk/
Grower, importer, packer and transporter of fruit, flowers and vegetables. The Fresh Produce Centre, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6UT - 01892 831595.
Investments - http://www.fidelityrecruitment.com/
This is a business with a track record going back four decades , the London office opened in 1973. Today the business is one of the largest mutual fund companies with offices around the globe including in Tonbridge. The organisation has over $200 billion under investment. As you can imagine most of the vacancies are connected to the financial activities of the company or those that support them. The Tonbridge Office is actually in Hildenborough at Oakhill House, 130 Tonbridge Road, TN11 9DZ. You can find vacancies on the recruitment website or call 01732 361144.
Gallagher - http://www.gallagher-group.co.uk/
Gallagher Contractors, Gallagher Aggregates, Gallagher Concrete and Gallagher Properties are some of the companies that make up the Kent based Gallagher Group. Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NS - 01622 716543.
H+H UK Limited - http://www.hhcelcon.co.uk/
Although H+H UK has brought aircrete technology a long way forward since the 1950s, the manufacturing process remains much the same as it has always been. Head Office, H+H UK Limited, Celcon House, Ightham, Kent TN15 9HZ - 01732 886444.
Hadlow College - http://www.hadlow.ac.uk
One of the top land-based colleges in the United Kingdom. Delivering high quality education with lecturers who have real life industry experience. Some vacancies published on the website. Hadlow Campus, Kent, TN11 0AL - 0500 551434.
Water Services - http://www.halcrow.com/Working-for-us/
Is a centre of knowledge, capability and experience in design, management and operations of water infrastructure. Based in Snodland Halcrow publish job opportunities for both the UK and abroad. It is a a CH2M HILL company, they have a workforce of 6,000 employees working from 90 offices from around the world creating a turnover of about £500m.
K College - http://www.kcollege.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies.html
The College is actually the South & West Kent College but is now branded as K College. This institute of Further and Higher Education has around 25,000 students studying over five 5 campuses including the Tonbridge site at Brook Street, TN9 2PW. The K College job opportunities are published on the main website or to make a telephone enquiry you can call 0845 207 8220.
South East Water - http://www.southeastwater.co.uk
Major Kent water company based in Snodland, frequently advertises vacancies on its websites. Most water industry related or in support/administration functions. South East Water, Rocfort Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5AH.
Rock UK - http://adventures.rockuk.org/
Rock UK Carroty Wood Adventure Centre is very popular with schools, church youth groups, local authority groups and adult training organisations. Follow the 'jobs' link on the website. Rock UK Carroty Wood, Higham Lane, Kent TN11 9QX - 0844 8000 222.
Scarab Sweepers - http://www.scarab-sweepers.com/
Since 1979 a supplier and manufacturer of road sweepers and street cleaning vehicles a good reputation and a wide range of vehicles from compact to 18 tonne. The website has a regularly updated page where current vacancies are published. Scarab Sweepers Limited, Pattenden Lane, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9QD - 01622 831006.
Smurfit Kappa - http://www.smurfitkappa-paperuk.com/
Smurfit Kappa is the leading packaging supplier in Europe. The UK Paper Division comprises two containerboard mills, Townsend Hook in Kent, and SSK in Birmingham. Smurfit Kappa, Mill Street, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5AX - 0845 602 6574.
Streamline - http://www.streamline.travel/
Well established taxi and private hire firm with a wide range of vehicles operating in the; Maidstone, Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling area. Their website contains an on-line application form.
& Malling Borough Council - http://www.tmbc.gov.uk
The recently revamped website holds extensive recruitment and career details including vacancies connected to local sports facilities which the council manage. The recruitment pages also feature volunteer opportunities and details of the main offices are at Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill in West Malling.
Tonbridge Audi - http://www.inchcapeaudi.co.uk/audi-centres/tonbridge-audi/tonbridge-audi-contact-details-location.aspx
Part of the Inchape retail group with three branches across Kent including Maidstone and Canterbury. Brook Farm, Five Oak, Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0QN - 0845 5176833.
Tonbridge School - http://www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/vacancies/
The School is one of the leading boys' boarding schools in the country and highly respected internationally, opportunities for overseas gap students through Tutors Worldwide. The Personnel Department, TN9 1JP - 01732 365555.
Solicitors - http://www.warners-solicitors.co.uk
Established practice offering a wide range of legal services to clients in the Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood areas. Vacancies published on-line including: Legal Executives, Legal Secretaries, Solicitors, Trainee Solicitors, and Lawyers. Bank House, Bank Street, Kent, TN9 1BL - 01732 770660.
Kent NHS Trusts
The NHS West Kent Primary Care Trust has a budget of a billion and responsibility for the healthcare of hundreds of thousands of local people. The organisation is dependent on a total workforce of over five thousand people engaged in every capacity from senior administrators, professional staff to doctors and nurses and all the ancillary staff needed to keep the organisation functioning successfully.
Wincanton - http://www.wincanton.co.uk
Wincanton is one of the UK's most important supply chain solutions provider. The organisation boats more than 15,000 employees a fleet of 3,900 vehicles operated from 250 site. There is a warehouse at Hays Road in Snodland at ME6 5TQ. The website published comprehensive recruitment information the contact number is 01634 649800.
Junior School - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/jobs.html
Advertise vacancies for teachers and lunchtime supervisors on their own website. Woodlands Junior School, Hunt Road, TN10 4BB - 01732 355577.
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