Canterbury College Jobs

Canterbury College Jobs, Further Education Vacancies

This is our Canterbury College jobs feature. We provide information and advice for people looking for local  employment opportunities in education. This link for more employers from Canterbury, other public and private sector employers published on our Kent job page. The College has received £150m development of the campus in the last ten years. It now rates as one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the region.

Education Careers In Canterbury

Canterbury has become something of a honey pot for educational jobs over the last half century. Always an important centre of learning since the establishment of the Augustinian Abbey, the city seems to have universities and colleges at every turn. There are also a number of important private educational establishments and several well respected language schools. The net result of all this education is that nearly one quarter of the local adult population is currently in further or higher education. Employment in this sector is a very important part of the local economy.

About Canterbury College

Canterbury College first started welcoming students in 1947. In has always acted as a regional educational provider attracting students from across East Kent. The mission statement of the college is “to be the best at teaching & learning”, it places the success of its student very high up on the agenda. The physical campus has undergone an exciting transformation in recent years. Since 1996 Canterbury College has had Swale Campus as a satellite college. The vocational and recreational facilities on the main  site reflects the educational and social opportunities offered by the College and they include: Commercial Hair & Beauty Salons, Motor Vehicle Workshops, Performing Arts Theatre, Radio & TV Studios, Science Labs, Children’s Centre, Dance Studios, Floristry Shop & Food Hall.

  • Established in 1947, Canterbury College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East. It has over 10,000 students who study a wide variety of courses, ranging from GCSEs and vocational programmes to apprenticeships and degrees.
  • In the last ten years, £150 million has been spent on transforming the Canterbury campus into a purpose-built state-of-the-art learning environment, employing 1,000 people and awarded Investors in People accreditation for the past 19 consecutive years.

Working For Canterbury College

Canterbury College jobs
Canterbury College

The college currently has around 10,000 students enrolled in about 300 courses, there are about 1,000 staff in post at the time of writing. This makes the College a leading employer both in the City and across East Kent. Vacancies are regularly published on the ‘current vacancy’ page of the website. The College doesn’t generally welcome speculative CVs,  all applicants are expected to complete the relevant application form. Informal applications can be made on a form and submitted to the HR department. The HR team have a 24 hour answerphone (01227 811282) and the recruitment email address is In common with many employers the College is driving applicants to a structured recruitment process.

The College has a fairly central position, set on the New Dover Road, a short distance from the St George roundabout and the city centre. The main bus station and Canterbury East railway station are in walking distance. Benefits for employees include a pension and life insurance scheme, excellent holiday entitlement and a staff discount scheme, there is a sports hall and gym on site.

Canterbury College Jobs

The vacancy page on the College website is regularly updated. You can find up to 20 job advertisements at one time. It’s well worth repeating that applicants should follow the the ‘how to apply’ instructions, it’s usually not enough to simply send in your CV. Vacancies at the time of our last visit included:

  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Lecturer Uniformed Public Services – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £17,585.77 per annum.
  • Nursery Practitioner – Canterbury – Salary starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Assessor Catering and Hospitality – Canterbury – Remuneration Negotiable.
  • Lecturer in Electrical Installations – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 per annum.
  • Lecturer Music and Technology – Canterbury- £26,026 per annum.
  • Programme Leader Building Services – Canterbury – £35,828 per annum.
  • Supply Travel and Tourism Lecturer – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 pro rata.
  • Lecturer Fabrication and Welding – Canterbury –  £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Assessor Bricklaying – Canterbury – £15,266 pro rata, per annum.
  • Caretaker – Sheppey College – Starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Canterbury – Grade £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Trainer Demonstrator Supported Learning – Canterbury -Salary starting from £7,628.71 (18.5 hours per week).
  • Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services – Canterbury – £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Students’ Union President -Location Across the locations of the Partnership – £16,302 per annum.
  • Lecturer Stage Management and Production – Canterbury – Salary £13,013 – £15,360.50 per annum.

Location & Contacts

Most students and staff are employed at the Canterbury Campus but there is a satellite Swale Campus on the nearby island of Sheppey.

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Banking Graduate Recruitment

Barclays Graduate Recruitment

About Barclays

A major global financial institution that aims to provide products and services that help clients achieve their goals. Information about graduate recruitment further down this page. Follow this link for more jobs and recruitment in Kent. As well as banking services, they offer wealth management, asset management and a highly regarded investment banking services. Barclays’ long term goal is to create growth by developing their business into areas that are developing rapidly. As such Barclays has a strong commitment to banking graduate recruitment and post graduates.

The Business

Active in more than 40 countries and employing something in the order of one hundred and twenty thousand people, they have a customer base totalling 42 million customers worldwide. Barclays manage their entire business through nine Business Units, grouped into two Clusters: Global Retail and Commercial Banking (GRCB), and Investment Banking and Investment Management (IBIM). These businesses are supported by several key Group functions including Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance.

Banking Graduate Recruitment

Recruitment is undertaken on a rolling basis published vacancies on their website when we last checked included.

  • Banking Analyst – Frankfurt, Tel Aviv.
  • Barclaycard Analyst – London, Midlands.
  • Business Banking Analyst – London + varied.
  • Compliance Analyst – London.
  • Consumer Banking Analyst – London.
  • Corporate Banking Analyst – London.
  • Financial Analyst – London.
  • Marketing Analyst – London.
  • Research Analyst – London.
  • Sales Analyst – Frankfurt, Zurich.

Barclays Graduates Rewards & Benefits

An organisation that employs nearly 120,000 people obviously has a flexible and dynamic pay and incentive structure. However in order to attract graduates with high potential they have to offer rewards to match. See the website for details for current packages but on our last visit published benefits included:

  • Competitive salary – ‘Competitive’ is a little like asking about how long is a piece of string. The starting base salary should be at least as good as graduates could expect from similar organisations.
  • Joining bonus – The banking equivalents of a signing on fee
  • Results based performance-related bonus
  • Individual allowances for personal training
  • Private healthcare
  • Share option and pension schemes
  • 5 weeks annual leave entitlement
Banking Graduate Recruitment - Barclays
Banking Graduate Recruitment – Barclays

What They Look For In Graduates

Every graduate recruitment schemes aims to get the best possible calibre of applicant and Barclays is no different. Amongst the qualities, qualifications and skills that they discuss on their website are:

  • A good degree – well its a graduate recruitment scheme after all, a 2.1 or high is where the bar is set.
  • The natural or acquired ability to inspire others and to lead from the front.
  • Modern leadership is dependent on networks and communication skills, you should be able to build the relationships necessary to be successful.
  • It’s likely that successful applicants will have a strong customer focus the commitment and drive to succeed.
  • You are or should have the potential for early adoption and an ability to see the big picture?
  • Do you share the philosophy of your potential employer and are you able to integrate their values into your activity?

Banking Graduate Recruitment

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Argos Graduate Jobs

Argos Graduate Jobs And Recruitment

Welcome to the Yourcounty Argos graduate jobs feature, it aims to provide some general details about the current or most recent leadership recruitment schemes, link to any relevant resources and provide some added value content based on our ten years of running this and similar pages.

If you have recent experience of working for Argos, their recruitment process or graduate recruitment we’d be delighted to hear from you and where possible include your feed back on this page. Feedback and contact details at the bottom of the page. Follow this link for our Kent job page.

Home Retail Group

When you join Argos at any level you are in fact becoming part of the Home Retail Group. This organisation is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, it had sales of over £6bn in the last financial year with brands including Homebase and Argos. This success has been created by the employees, not least those recruited through the Graduate Recruitment scheme.

What Is Argos?

Argos website
Argos – one of the UK’s biggest retailers

With a yearly turnover of over £4 billion Argos is one of the UK’s largest retail outlets with a growing presence in the Republic of Ireland.The Argos brand enjoys a very high level of public recognition, a significant number of UK residents have heard of Argos and most know what its business concept is.

Argos prides itself on giving every employee the chance to progress within the company. However direct entry graduates with the right skills and motivation will find a platform that allows them to progress to the very highest levels of management in a retail giant. The Argos website proposes two graduate entry schemes; Argos Graduate Leadership Programme and the Home Retail Group Finance Graduate Programme.

If you’re thinking about joining the company at any level the website is an invaluable source of information about the company and it holds all of the keys to making a successful job application.

Argos Graduate Job Schemes

More Argos graduate job help and advice on this page. Follow the link for the main Graduate Recruitment feature. The Argos schemes have their roots in the Milton Keynes head office. Their philosophy is to enable participants to see how the business actually works whilst gaining some hands on experience. The concept that applicants should bear in mind when thinking about graduate entry is their long term future. Graduate entry isn’t just about creating effective first line and middle managers, it’s about training the people who might rise to the very highest level within the company.

Benefits Package

You’ll need to visit the respective websites to see the salary range currently offered for this year’s intake. But in recent years the following benefits have been part of the package: An annual holiday entitlement of 24 days, excellent staff discounts for personal purchases, pension, share save, bonus and much more.

The Application And Selection Process

The application process for the Argos Graduate Leadership Programme has in recent years followed this basic blueprint:

  • Formal application through CV and covering letter, competition is tough so if your application isn’t up to much you are likely to fall at the first hurdle.
  • If your CV passes muster you can expect to be interviewed over the telephone. If you pass this stage then you will be assessed in person.
  • You may be asked to take part in psychometric testing in order to build up a picture of your possible suitability.
  • The conclusion to the process is a selection day held in Milton Keynes, the eventual graduate recruits will be those who are successful at this final stage.

Argos ‘A’ Level Entry Scheme

There is a also a scheme for successful A level students considering a career in accountancy. The Home Retail Group take on a number of candidates who wish to learn the business and study for recognised accountancy qualifications like: AAT, ACCA or CIMA. More details from the main recruitment website.

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Retail Jobs With Waitrose

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.Kent store vacancies with Waitrose