WhatJobs Tips – Finding a job in Kent

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What jobs are in Kent?
There is no shortage of job opportunities in the county of Kent, whether skilled or unskilled labour. The biggest employer in Kent is in the retail and wholesale industry, employing over 107,000 people in the county. Truck drivers, warehouse staff and retail assistants can find many opportunities here. Like most counties, the NHS is a major employer, hiring specialist doctors, nurses, GPs, and administrative staff. The Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has many openings in many jobs.

The University of Kent provides a lot to the local economy. They are currently hiring lecturers in many subjects, research associates, press officers and analyst programmers. There are many graduate schemes in Kent, thanks to the university. Business and economics graduates can find many schemes around Kent and London. Kent is sometimes known as the “Garden of England” for its abundance of orchards and hop gardens, meaning environmentalists, gardeners, and groundskeepers can find careers here. Kent is the main area for hazelnut production in the UK, providing jobs for machine operators.

What is it like living in Kent?
Kent is the perfect place for those who want to live close to London or commute to London.  Towns in Kent located near London are beginning to carry more of a cosmopolitan feel, with many high street shops opening in the area. The deeper you venture into Kent, the more ‘country’ the county begins to feel. The overall average price of a house in the county is approximately £360,800 for a three-bedroom.

Kris Paterson is a writer for

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