Canterbury is a city in Kent, south-east England, which is perhaps best known for its significance within the Church of England - being the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. With a population of 151,200 in the 2011 Census (up 11.7% since 2001), Canterbury is one of the fastest-growing cities in the south-east.
The majority of recruitment agencies in Canterbury are located within the city's picturesque central quarter, and assist local employers and candidates throughout the hiring process. Whether you are looking for temporary employees, a permanent job, or someone to fill a role on a contract basis, this page is an easy way to find a recruitment agency in Canterbury to help you - simply use the search bar below.
Economic Overview and salaries
The median salary in Canterbury was £23,384.40 in 2015 - higher than the UK median of £22,219.60, and slightly larger than the Kent median of £23,004.80. Unemployment in the city was a trend-busting 2% in 2013 - almost half the UK average of 3.8%.
Key industries and employers
Education was the key employer in Canterbury according to the 2011 Census - employing 16.3% (10,669) of workers in the city. This was 6.4% above the overall average for England and Wales that year. Canterbury actually has the highest student to resident ratio in the UK, with the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of the Creative Arts all based locally.
Other key sectors for employment in the area include Human Health and Social Work (2% above England and Wales average for 2011), and Retail (1% above average). Whilst organisations in other sectors do recruit in the Canterbury area, the above sectors in particular are anomalously large.
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