Living and Working in Kent

Kent is the largest and most populated county in the UK with 1.68 million residents and a workforce of over 821,600 people. The Garden of England is the perfect place to live, work and play.

With its bustling towns and peaceful landscapes why not have the best of both worlds and consider working in Kent.

Getting around

Kent has excellent road and rail links to London and the continent, making it the perfect location for work and leisure.

Kent offers easy motorway access to London and 3 international airports.

By rail, London St Pancras is 17 minutes from Ebbsfleet and 37 minutes from Ashford. Eurostar services to many European cities run from Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations.

Mainland Europe is easily accessible via Eurotunnel and ferry services from the port of Dover.

Education and childcare

If you have a family, find out about the range of schools and childcare options available to you:

Kent has 4 universities providing learning to more than 44,500 students and in excess of 14,000 graduates each year.


With over 1,000 square miles of beautiful countryside, 200 miles of unspoilt coastline and more historic homes and castles than any other county Kent provides a varied and interesting range of places to live and visit.

We have a number of historical towns and coastal towns as well as shopping centres and bustling high streets - find out about the different destinations.

With more than 200 parks, 100 walks and many cycle routes Kent is a great place if you enjoy the outdoors.

There are many theatres in Kent including the New Marlowe Theatre in historic Canterbury and the coastal town of Margate is the home of the Turner Contemporary art gallery, opened in 2011 by Tracy Emin.

Tourism is thriving in Kent generating over £3 billion to the economy and supporting over 60,000 jobs and set to grow with a scheme to build a £2 billion entertainment resort near Ebbsfleet international station.