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Skilled workforce

The right staff with the right skills are vital to growing your business

Maidstone benefits from a highly skilled workforce that generates more than £3billion in Gross Value Added, a figure that is growing at nearly 4% per year. Maidstone is home to some of the best education facilities in Kent providing a vital talent pool for local businesses and access to thousands of new graduates each year. 

Of the 11 secondary schools based in the Borough, Maidstone has five rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, more than any other town in Kent and a further four rated ‘Good’. 

Mid Kent College has so far invested £40 million in its Maidstone Campus, offering an extensive range of academic learning and vocational training services. The universities of Greenwich, Kent and Canterbury
, and Canterbury Christ Church are situated nearby. 

Business in Maidstone can help you through the process, whether you are looking for apprentices, full or part time staff, or something more specialist. We can liaise with the local college, schools and recruitment agencies to let you get on with the day-to-day running of your business.