Job applications & expectations

This page guides you to some online job sites & helps advise on salary & working hours in the UK.

How to find job vacancies

Recruitment agencies

There are many ways in which to find a job in today’s employment market. Using a reputable recruitment agent is a good place to start. They will help you find a job that is most suited to you. They will also help you prepare for interviews and can even help with the construction of your CV.



There are various online job boards where you can search for work. These are useful in that you can narrow your search to specific work in specific areas, and according to your skills and expertise.

You can set alerts so that you are always on top of the latest opportunities and can also specify whether you are searching for full time, part time, or remote employment. 

Online job boards include Jobs in Kent, Indeed, Reed and Monster. Links:


Social media

If you set up your profiles on social media, in particular LinkedIn, you can set your status to show that you are ‘open to work’. You can also use social media to follow companies that you might like to work for. Often, companies advertise job opportunities this way.


Company websites

If you’ve researched companies, or know of any specific ones that you would like to work for, check with them directly. Many companies have a ‘Current Vacancies’ page on their website.


Local council website

Your local council will also list vacancies that are available in your area, as well as details of any recruitment events.

Royal Victoria Place Vacancies

Royal Victoria Place is the shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells.  There are various vacancies at any one time available

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Salary guidance / minimum wage

The United Kingdom has a National Minimum Wage. It is a legal requirement in the UK that you are paid this as an hourly rate minimum.

If you are not paid hourly but monthly, it is also important that the hours you work and the salary you receive is still at least the minimum wage when worked back into hours.

For guidance, please click on this link to get to the government website:

Working Time Directive

We have legislation that guides what hours per week, days per year you can work and what minimum holidays you should be given by your employer. Please follow the links below to understand this further:

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