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Employment And Job Hunting In Medway

The borough that we know today as Medway lies within the county of Kent, The Garden of England, and was officially formed in 1998 when the former city of Rochester Upon Medway joined forces with Gillingham Borough Council.

Originally known as the Medway towns, including Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester, and Strood, the borough of Medway is situated very close to Maidstone and good road and rail links. The area also includes some important natural geological features (besides the River Medway itself), including sections of the North Kent Marshlands, parts of which are a conservation area, and Ranscombe Farm Reserve, where the chalk grasslands and woods are home to many rare species of woodland flowers and orchids. Within easy striking distance of London, Medway is fine commuting country, offering employment seekers the option to travel in and out of London each day to further their careers.

The town of Chatham houses what was once a Navy Dockyard, but is now fast becoming a tourist attraction as an historic site where HMS Victory was built and that played an important role in the Second World War. Chatham Dockyard is today a working, commercial, dockyard that provides employment opportunities in this specialist field. Employment specialists Impact HR are perfectly placed within the dockyard itself, from where they offer recruitment opportunities to job hunters looking to get into the logistics arena. Impact HR also field employment opportunities in the engineering, industrial and construction industries.

Education plays an important role in Medway's economy, and the Universities of Medway feature a single shared campus within the Maritime area that is a collaboration of three universities: the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and also Mid-Kent College. National employment agencies like Reed, who are in Maidstone but cover the large Medway area, and Adecco (Military Road, Chatham) have specialist divisions that specifically cater for graduate employment seekers, placing them in various roles throughout industry, commerce and academia.

Medway has a vibrant employment sector, the biggest single employer of which is Medway Council, situated in their new location on Gun Wharf, who employ in excess of 7,000 people. This means that there are plenty of job opportunities in local government, and online employment agents Job Rapido and the council's own recruitment division are the places to search out if you are looking to enter this particular niche of the employment sector.

In total Medway is home to over 13,000 businesses grossing nearly 85,500 jobs. These jobs are centred mainly in the public sector, but there are also large proportions of the working population employed in the financial support service sector, and the specialist engineering sector, where the largest privately owned business employer is BAE Systems who advertise career opportunies on their own website.

There are several employment agencies covering these areas and job hunters are recommended to check in online to the Yarrow Road, Chatham agency Spiderweb Recruitment (technical and engineering roles). There of course are lots of smaller recruitment agencies in the Medway area that focus on all manner of job roles, we recommend selecting a main town such as Chatham where there are plenty to register with, all within walking distance of one another.

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