Shop assistant, store management and head office vacancies with leading retail organisations
This page holds the Yourcounty retail jobs feature. Its aim is to feature some of the main retail employers in the county, provide some value added information and link to useful resources. In short we aspire to make the task of finding a retail job in Kent a little easier. If you wish to search for jobs in other sectors you can try our Kent job page.
Yourcounty has been publishing job information and help for over ten year, during this time we have received hundreds of thousands of views for local job seekers and gained a considerable amount of feedback. This page has in large part been developed following prompts and suggestions from our users and researchers. If you have some experience of retail employers or recruitment we'd be happy to hear from you. Feedback details are at the foot of the page.
In almost all of Kent's market towns the retail sector is the most important part of the economy, therefore it's also the place where many local jobs are likely to occur. If you haven't worked in the sector it might help if you started to think about what kind of job you want. Retail employers operating in Kent are able to provide a very wide range of career options; there are international jobs,
e-commerce jobs, graduate jobs, supermarket jobs, retail management (store management) as well as a wide range of specialist or niche retail opportunities. It might help if your start your search into the areas where you have the skills, qualifications or direct experience.
Links to jobs in the retail sector on this page; some internal links, some external, most jobs based in Kent, others further afield. These are retailers that have a high street presence in Kent.
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.
- Argos Recruitment
Argos offer a fast-track 24 month programme, exposing graduate entry candidates to every aspect of the business gaining real experience.
Looking for a temporary, weekend, night time, part time or full time job or career at Asda? They are one of the UK's biggest retailers, employing over 180,000 people across their UK businesses. Asda has been part of the US based Wallmart group since 1999 - the world’s largest retailer with over 7,000 stores and two million employees!
- Ashford Designer Outlet
A McArthur Glen outlet can be an exciting place to shop and work! When we last visited over 20 current vacancies advertised. Nearly all retail based, part-time and full-time permanent and temporary.
- B&Q Jobs
A Nationwide DIY specialists with branches across Kent and the South
East. The website contains a link to a dedicated store recruitment
section. Applications for; checkout operators, managers, trade experts,
telesales and kitchen sales welcome. Jobs in Kent may be full or
part-time, covering days, evenings, weekends and nights.
- Bluewater Jobs
The learning shop and links to all the current vacancies at the store and a wide range of training opportunities.
- Boots Jobs
High street Chemist with branches across the county, employment details
are held on their main PLC site. For jobs in Kent Follow the 'careers'
- Christmas Jobs 2016
Temporary retail seasonal work? Christmas jobs and links to some of the biggest employers of seasonal staff.
With 300 stores nationwide Homebase has ongoing in-store recruitment needs in almost every region.
Up-market department store in Tunbridge Wells with a range of
retail jobs published on the website.
Jobs and employment opportunities at one of the UK's leading supermarkets.
- Marks & Spencer
Marks and Spencer is the kind of employer that can offer a rewarding career to any job seeker that has the right qualities. Because of its; market position, rates of pay and reputation it generally has many applicants applying for each vacancy.
High street retailer with comprehensive careers section on-line.
Vacancies include; Retail, Graduate, Management Trainee and
Distribution. Stores located in; Canterbury, Maidstone, Strood
- Post Office
The Post Office not only has one of the biggest retail networks in the UK but is one of Europe's largest with 11,500 branches and 20 million customers each week. There is also a significant direct sales business and multi million pound online activity.
A major retail group employing over 8,000 people, with vacancy
and store details on their website. Primark operates over 110
stores including a branch in Chatham. Primark Chatham, 194 High Street,
For the last seven years the company has been running 'internet only' recruitment, meaning you can only access jobs and career help online through the apposite channels.
Tesco are one of the leading employers in the UK, there are over 2,700 stores and just under 300,000 employees. You may not realise it but they are also active in: China, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the USA, the global workforce currently totals 492,000.
Part of the John Lewis Partnership has several stores in Kent.
The main website offers graduate, managerial and store vacancie. Follow the 'jobs' link at the foot of the page.
- W H Smith
High street retailer with branches across
Kent, contact your nearest store for local vacancies, or use the online
National high street retail that
advertises new store vacancies on their websites and solicits
applications for managerial positions.
Feedback & Disclaimer
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 recruitment and the retail sector, including your own personal experiences. This is a page under constant improvement.