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Lidl Jobs in Dover

Lidl Jobs Dover, Honeywood Parkway in Whitfield

This is the Lidl jobs Dover page, follow this link for more current Kent jobs. Lidl has just started to advertise job vacancies for their new Honeywood Parkway store in Whitfield. Right now they are seeking to fill a number of positions including customer service and cleaning roles, contracts are for both full-time and part-time positions and rates of pay start from £8.45 per hour.

Lidl Jobs – What They Look For & Offer

As much as any other factor Lidl emphasise a ‘can do’ attitude. Naturally enough they prize good customer service but they have a reputation as a target driven organisation. This translates to a requirement for flexible and dynamic approach to work. Retail experience isn’t normally a prerequisite for customer facing roles at Lidl however a commitment to hard work is. Typically customer assistant roles are engaged with much of the day to day operations in the store such and unpacking handling stock, till work, general cleaning and tidying.

Current rates of pay (at the time of writing) are from £8.45 to £9.79 per hour, 30 days holiday a year pro rata including bank holidays. There is a staff contributory pension scheme and a 10% staff discount applicable to all UK stores. Lidl have a good reputation for promoting from within, so staff with the necessary skills and experience can expect opportunities for advancement in due course.

About Lidl

Originally formed between the wars Lidl has been operating in the UK since the 1990’s. their UK operations comprises around 650 stores which between them employ 20,000 people. Accolades won by Lidl include the 2016 Good Housekeeping Best Supermarket award. Lidl is one of Europe’s biggest retailers with over 220,000.

You can apply for these and all Lidl jobs direct on their recruitment website. Their job pages have an interactive search engine and vacancies across the company can be accessed. Details correct at the time of publication for information purposes, please see our disclaimer. across Europe.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Part Time And Full Time Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Welcome to the Christmas jobs Kent 2017 page. The goal of this feature is to provide help and links to relevant resources for job seekers looking for temporary seasonal jobs. It is nearly fifteen years since we first published seasonal job pages, the aim then was similar to the one we have today, quite simply to highlight Christmas jobs in Kent and the surrounding areas. There are literally hundreds of potential Christmas employers around, it’s beyond the scope of this page to feature them all. We aim to highlight the largest seasonal recruiters in the area and provide some general guidance to get you started.

Our Christmas jobs Kent 2017 feature is on this page, follow this link for our main local employment resources, it holds links to hundreds of organisations and thousands of vacancies. Follow these links for Christmas jobs In Medway and seasonal vacancies in Bromley and London.

One of the ways we add value to our coverage is to highlight user experience and share them with our audience so if you want to provide some feedback regarding any of the seasonal employers on this page or any other Christmas jobs you’ve had that were particularly good or bad get we would welcome your feedback.

The rush for Christmas employment 2017 will start almost as soon as the summer holidays ends. The big recruiters of casual Christmas workers start to make announcements during August and the actual recruitment begins soon afterwards.

According to the British Retail Consortium around three quarters of retail businesses expect to recruit extra staff this Christmas. This isn’t the only sector to think about in terms of temporary Christmas employment but it does suggest where most of the vacancies may occur.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – Think Local!

We highlight some of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff below, however there are many more opportunities with local independent firms in your area, many of them will be filled simply by suitable candidates who have submitted a CV in good time. If you have gone to the trouble of producing an excellent curriculum vitae make sure you don’t miss out on local employment opportunities.

Seasonal Work

We’ve published links to many of the biggest employers of temporary seasonal staff below but this list is just a start. Many small independent companies recruit extra staff during; November, December and January, not all of these vacancies are published and businesses may rely on personal networks for recruitment. Many sectors of the economy benefit from an upturn in business at this time of year the most obvious examples are retailers and entertainment and hospitality. So as well as shops , bars and restaurants you can also think a little bit out of the box, where are the secondary beneficiaries? How about taxi and delivery companies, there is going to be a greater need for warehousing and distribution capacity, clothes hire and fancy dress, restaurant staff , internal and external catering, the list is extensive. For example Amazon recruits thousands of seasonal staff in the build up to Christmas (many eventually retained on permanent contracts).

Christmas jobs Kent 2017

Literally thousands of Christmas jobs Kent 2017

The Universal Job search can be a useful starting point or you can actually visit your local Job centre, they will have a large number of local vacancies and can provide a significant amount of general information.If you’re looking for a permanent job starting at Christmas you might consider taking a temporary job to get your feet under the table. Not all Christmas jobs are 9 to 5, full time affairs, some employers may be looking for weekend staff or employees to cover extended opening hours, it really depends on the specific needs of each employer. Don’t underestimate the importance of presentation even for temporary Christmas jobs, the best vacancies will attract lots of interest from candidates. If the first stage of your application is through your own CV, online form or traditional paper application make it of the highest quality, you are competing against the applicants.

The information we include below for Christmas jobs Kent 2017 include some of the most important recruiters, this is just a small sample, if you would like to recommend other employers of temporary staff operating in Kent please get in touch:

  • In talking about Christmas jobs Kent 2017 we should mention Amazon. About 13,000 vacancies are being created, primarily at the eight fulfilment centres (Marston Gate, Doncaster, Peterborough, Rugely, Hemel Hempstead, Swansea, Glenrothes and Gourock).
  • Typically Argos have over 3,000 seasonal jobs, that translates to nearly one thousand in the South East region. In Argos like many of the other large retailers, a Christmas jobs may lead to a permanent position. Recruitment typically carried out through their own in house website which provides comprehensive recruitment help.
  • The leading supermarkets are amongst the biggest employers of seasonal (Christmas) staff. Asda is no exception they take on thousands of extra recruits every year in November and December. There is some basic training and once you successfully complete a contract you may be invited back again and again. It is also a great opportunity to gain experience ahead of an application for a full-time role. Many of Asda’s seasonal staff go on to permanent jobs and even become part of the graduate recruitment scheme.
  • One of the biggest retailers in Kent is Boots, This high street retailer of pharmacy, health and beauty products recruits extra staff every Christmas to deal with the increased workload. Most seasonal vacancies in Kent are working in store helping customers or supporting those that do. Hours will typically be retail hours but in the run up to the holiday season these can be seven days a week and many stores are likely to be open later.
  • Christmas is a great time of year to find opportunities in the hospitality sector. Compass is one of the big employers of seasonal and casual staff, At the time of our last visit there were jobs as: Stadium Staff, all grades of chefs, racecourse staff, Wembley Arena Staff, portering work, event waiting staff, bar staff, bakers and pastry chefs on the www.compasseventjobs.com website.
  • Debenhams – There are several stores in Kent that are likely to recruit extra staff, these include the Folkestone store on the Sandgate Road, Debenhams Westwood Cross, the Canterbury store in the city centre on Guildhall Street, Elwick Road in Ashford, Chatham High Street and the stores in Gravesend, Orpington and Bromley. Jobs are likely to be filled on a first come first served basis, so make a brilliant application as soon as you can. Debenhams Christmas jobs often include part time, and flexi hour contracts.
  • Dominos Pizza – Recruits people for a range of roles, not all vacancies require previous experience: Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Customer Service Operator, Delivery Driver, Delivery Routing Supervisor, Pizza Chef and Pizza Oven Tender.
  • Christmas jobs at Gumtree. This can be a great resource for people looking for temporary work. We have reliable feedback from people that have found jobs, often at short notice. There are some common sense rules about applying for work through Gumtree, first and foremost most genuine employers will not ask for money from applicants. Take a look at the T&Cs on the websites.
  • H Samuel regularly recruit staff to work in their Kent stores which (at the time of writing)  could be found at: County Square – Ashford, Broadway Shopping Centre – Bexleyheath, Lower Rose Gallery – Bluewater, The Glades Centre – Bromley, Whitefriars Shopping Centre – Canterbury, 2-4 Military Road – Chatham, 37 Sandgate Road – Folkestone, Hempstead Valley Centre – Gillingham, Chequers Shopping Centre – Maidstone, 81 High Street – Sheerness, 45 High Street – Sittingbourne, Westwood Cross – Thanet.
  • Iceland regularly employ casual staff, we’ve had no feedback on the terms and conditions that they provide so we’d welcome your thoughts if you have experience of Iceland with regards Christmas jobs Kent 2017.
  • John Lewis is one of the most highly regarded temporary employers. If you’re looking for a permanent position, a great way to get your foot in the door is to get a reference from a period of temporary employment. Two stores in Kent that we know recruit seasonal staff, the Bluewater store at John Lewis at Home in Tunbridge Wells which is based on the Kingstanding Business Park.
  • KFC – Check out the website for full recruitment details. Temporary or permanent Christmas work.
  • There are several hundred Marks & Spencer Christmas jobs Kent 2017 and thousands nationwide, nearly all in-store working as customer assistants or cafe assistants. Marks & Spencer typically offer contracts to the seasonal staff that perform best, up to 1 in 5 of their seasonal recruits are offered permanent contracts. Even on a temporary footing an employee can enjoy many of the benefits of permanent staff’ such as a 20% staff discount.
  • Matalan are amongst the county’s regular recruiters of casual staff, most vacancies will be in store, some retail experience would be an advantage. Stores that will be recruiting are likely to include, Matalan Canterbury set just on the outskirts of town at the Stour Retail Park (just next to the Park and Ride), the Dartford store in Prospect Place, Matalan Erith in Pier Road, the Maidstone Matalan in The Broadway Shopping Centre, the Strood store on the local Strood Retail Park and the new Matalan at Westwood Cross.
  • Morrisons Christmas jobs or temporary posts can be accessed through our own local pages or visit the Morrisons recruitment website direct.
  • Next – Apply early for Next jobs! If you’re looking for a Christmas jobs in retail watch the website for vacancy details or drop a CV in your local store around the beginning of October (if you want to stand out).
  • There are generally some Christmas jobs with O2 largely connected to High Street retail, visit the O2 – Telfonica recruitment website.
  • Parcleforce are recruiters of extra staff at Christmas in a number of roles that can include: Collection and Delivery Drivers, Customer Service Agents, Indoor Depot Sorters, Hub Operatives and Sales Staff.
  • Pizza Express rely heavily on seasonal staff, they do publish vacancy details on their website but if I wanted a job there I’d take my CV round with a covering letter before the recruitment drive begins.
  • Pizza Hut – You can expect the Xmas recruitment 2017 to start in November, be prepared for some hard work, most Pizza Hut restaurants are fully booked over the festive season.
  • Primark – Retail work for a growing high street success story, Primark are going from strength to strength and they always need extra staff at Christmas.
  • Royal Mail – A traditional and significant employer of seasonal staff, 19,000 jobs in 2014. Despite the increase in digital communications the workload of the Royal Mail increases by about 100% during December. About 8 people apply for every seasonal post so you need to make the best possible impression to have a chance. Sign up to the website and do a little research into the recruitment process before taking the suitability tests. Once you have completed a temporary contract you might find it simpler to gain employment in future years.
  • Sainsburys is now one of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff, 2017 is likely to see a total of 15,000 extra people employed at Christmas. I have only seen vacancies published through their website, would love to know if it’s worthwhile leaving a copy of a CV with your local store. Any feedback gratefully received.
  • Starbucks depend on part time and seasonal staff to help them deal with peaks in their activity, you may have noticed that the shop is particularly popular with people undertaking their Christmas shopping. Seasonal jobs at most Kent branches including: Canterbury Sainsburys, Canterbury Burgate in the Buttermarket, Folkestone’s Starbucks in Bouviere Place, Ashford High Street, Maidstone Village Hotel, Tunbridge Wells branch in 30 Calverley Road, the Tonbridge Starbucks in the High Street, Bluewater’s very own Starbucks, the Broadway branch in Bexleyheath, there is also an outlet in West Wickham and three in Bromley including The Glades. Successfully complete the seasonal contract and you’ll instantly improve your chances for longer term employment opportunities.
  • Superdrug are a regular recruiter of seasonal staff in November and December.
  • Tesco offer eight week temporary contracts for seasonal (Christmas) employment, nationally they recruit thousands of people every year for the Christmas rush. Seasonal staff receive training, once appointed they may be invited to return in future years and it is is a great platform from which to apply for a permanent job.
  • Toysrus – Santa’s little helpers generally increase their national workforce by about 4,000 every year, for specific store vacancies you’ll need to visit the website.
  • Tragus – You may not be familiar with the name Tragus but you’ve almost certainly heard of some of the businesses they run such as: Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and Belgo. This group employs close to 8,000 people running 300 UK restaurants across the UK. Several outlets in Kent, most in the larger towns and cities.
  • Waitrose – Is part of JLP group, visit the website for seasonal recruitment information and general terms and conditions for temporary and permanent staff. They are a highly regarded employer of temporary staff able to offer full time contracts to outstanding employees at the successful completion of their casual contract.
  • Wetherspoons offer part time and full time vacancies in many parts of the country in the winter. The pub chain now has nearly 900 outlets and over a billion pounds of annual sales. There are (at the time of writing) 22 outlets in Kent and each of them is likely to see a significant increase in custom during December.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – User Feedback & Disclaimer

We strive to ensure the information on this page is relevant and up to date, we do check the content regularly but if you see any omissions or errors let us know. This isn’t a complete or exhaustive directory of Christmas jobs Kent 2017 and we welcome submissions of other employers for free inclusion on on these pages. Please see our disclaimer. If you have recent experience of any of the employers on this page that you’d like to share with our users you can simply drop us a line.

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.

Argos Graduate Jobs Feedback & Disclaimer

The Yourcounty Argos job page is regularly checked, we welcome experiences and comments. If you have some feedback you can send an email to content@yourcounty.co.uk.

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

Accountancy Jobs Kent

Accountancy Jobs Kent, Careers In Finance

Welcome to the Yourcounty guide to local accountancy recruitment. We feature employers and jobs in Kent, Sussex and London on this page. Most of the accountancy jobs Kent linked from this page are for: ACA, ACCA, AAT and CIMA qualified or part qualified professionals. Some resources are internal some external. Most jobs and employers are based locally others further afield. Therefore there’s a great selection  but not all we have published vacancies at any one time. Generally speaking most firms welcome CVs from well qualified and experienced individuals. More public and and private sector employers published on our Kent jobs page.

Kent Accountancy Recruitment

We’ve been running recruitment pages for over a decade and in this time we’ve accumulated a significant body of knowledge regarding the accountancy sector and recruitment to it. It is not our aim to publish links to all possible employers, rather we feature several of the major firms

finance and accountancy

finance and accountancy jobs

and several SMEs that are recruiting now or have updated and reliable information on their websites. This is not an exhaustive list and we always welcome submissions of employers for this page. The feedback details are at the foot of the page.

The employers below are able to offer a wide range of accountancy jobs Kent including: Junior Accountant, Newly Qualified Accountant, Accounts Assistant, Management Accountants, ACA, Credit Controller, ACCA and CIMA qualified jobs. We also provide accountants business listings in our local business directory. The ‘big four’ firms are also in the top ten of recruiters of new UK graduates.

Accountancy Jobs Kent – The Biggest Employers

The biggest employers (collectively) of accounts staff are local authorities, NHS trusts, and schools and colleges. We also link to the big four firms below even though none of them has an office in Kent, they all a commutable distance from the county.

Kent Employers In The Accountancy Sector

  • Accounting Freedom has offices in Dartford, Chislehurst and Central London, they publish a dedicated careers page where you will find current opportunities. This organisation has accreditation as Authorised Training Employer by ICAEW.
  • As the eighth largest accountancy firm in the UK Baker Tilley is able to offer local jobs within the context of a national and international career, Vacancies for qualified and experienced ACA, ACCA, AAT and CIMA professionals. If you have relevant qualifications and experience your CV will normally be welcome even if there are no published vacancies locally.
  • Bexley Accountants – Bexley Accountancy Solutions Limited is a forward-thinking Chartered Certified Accountancy practice. Ordinarily welcome enquires from candidates with relevant experience.
  • Blain Pritchard are a genuine local firm of Chartered Certified Accountants serving the business community from offices in Sheerness and Maidstone.
  • Cannon & Co – Chartered Certified Accountants with branches in Sandwich and Folkestone.
  • Charcroft Baker – A medium sized accountancy practice with three partners based in offices in 5 West Court, Enterprise Road, Maidstone.
  • Creaseys – Tunbridge Wells accountancy firm with an excellent website for anyone looking for a job in the field advertises for qualified and trainee accountants. Their published approach to recruitment and development centres around treating employees as individuals. Generally welcome CVs from suitably qualified professionals.
  • Crowe Clark Whitehill – A leading firm of chartered accountants providing corporate finance and financial planning to business and private clients. Offices across the UK including Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Deloitte – 130 employees servicing the needs of a client base spread across; Kent, Sussex and Surrey including (at the time of writing): Kimberly-Clark, Towers Watson, Doosan, Royal and Sun Alliance, Body Shop and OCS. Their nearest office is at Global House in Crawley.
  • Ernst & Young – A London HQ for one of the world leaders in the industry, an annual turnover of around £14b and 150,000 employees working in over 130 countries. The nearest office to Kent is Becket House in Lambeth Palace Road, London.
  • KPMG – A company with 30 years pedigree of practise in the home counties, their closest office is in Forest Gate, Crawley where 150 people work.
  • McCabe Ford Williams – Established Chartered Accountants advertises vacancies for trainees/school leavers, student placements and qualified accountants. Offices in Sittingbourne, Ashford, Cranbrook, Dover, Herne Bay and Maidstone.
  • PWC – One of the big four employers in the sector worldwide. Over 200 work on their London Gatwick site including 25 Partners.
  • Reeves – A leading, well established business offering accountancy support and a wide range of financial services.
    • 37 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TU
  • Spain Brothers & Co – Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors with offices in: Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury. They welcome CV submission from suitable applicants at all levels. Contact details on their current vacancy page.
  • Spurling Cannon – Based in Westwood.
  • Thompson Elphick Limited – Thompson Elphick Limited is a provincial firm of Chartered Certified Accounts located in Aylesford village. Serving not only clients in Maidstone and the Medway Towns but nationwide.

Accountancy Jobs Kent Feedback & Disclaimer

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