The Kent Website since 1999
Yourcounty has been providing; job news, career advice and employment guides since the year 2000. Over that time we have built up an extensive body of knowledge about employers and employment opportunities. Our own understanding is supported by user feedback and suggestions from research. We welcome your feedback regarding employment and recruitment in Kent, if you'd like to draw our attention to any issues or employer use the contact details at the bottom of the page.
This page provides general recruitment information rather than specific job advertisements and employment news. The focus of our activity is the county of Kent including Medway, Bromley and Bexley. Inevitably the resources we publish will have a much more universal appeal. We specialise in providing accessible broad based advice, that's impartial and relevant.
Within our job and recruitment pages we link to over two million vacancies in 500 different careers, literally everything from accountants to zoo keepers. If you base your job search on just one or two companies or one or two website you may find a great job but you are limiting yourself to a fraction of all the possible options. On the other hand there is a limit to how much research any of us can do. But our advice is to look at it this way, if research enables you to get £1 an hour more in your wage packet and you stay in that job for two years, the research has been worth over £4,000 to you. The same concept can be applied to other factors like; annual leave entitlement, the work life balance and promotion prospects. So you can see no matter what level you are looking for a job at, a little research can be worth thousands of pounds to you. We are putting together a job research guide which will be linked from here soon.
We have welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to our job pages, between them they have generated a significant body of feedback, this feedback combined with our own knowledge has led to a few conclusions. Firstly the way organisations recruit and people look for jobs is constantly developing. However three fixed principles seem central to successful job hunting:
The reality of job searching in the internet era is that most information is accessible to most users. The advertising of job vacancies has been developing over the last decade. Major employers are increasingly finding that in order to fill vacancies all they have to do is to publish job opportunities on their own website. If an organisation wants to reach just local people or has some specific requirement then other forms of media or web based consultants might be very useful. For example many of the major retailrs we link to advertise vacancies in their own stores and online; they only turn to local press or web recruiters if they can't fill a particular vacancy.
In the first instance we list wide ranging resources connecting you to most of the major employers operating in the county (those not already included on our jobs in Kent page). This is not an exhaustive set of links and subject to change. We provide free listings for employers operating in Kent and we welcome submissions from new employers.
You can start by browsing employment directories, they will give you an idea of just how many opportunities there are out there. If you're interested in larger organisation, search by employer type or if you look below you'll also see SMEs sorted by geographical area.
We take care over our content and it is checked and updated regularly but if you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know.We welcome your feedback about all matters to do with jobs and employers in Kent, including your own personal experiences. This is a page under constant improvement. Please take a look at 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.