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£35 Million Grant Could Generate 5,000 Kent Jobs

29 Apr 2012

£35 Million Grant Could Generate 5,000 Kent Jobs
A £35 million grant was launched this week which could generate more than 5,000 full and part time jobs in Kent over the next few years. A further £5 million has been allocated for improving rail links to and from London.

The new regional growth funds - called Expansion East Kent - have been awarded by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills and should bring thousands of new jobs across the Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet areas.

The leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, spoke of the fund provision and the new Kent jobs it would create, saying, “This is a massively exciting opportunity. We have £35 million of public money to push forward into new business expansion. It is open to both new and existing businesses.”

The funds are set to be allocated as either grants or loans to businesses and enterprises in Kent, and the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers will help the council to filter successful applications.

Although applications are welcomed from all local businesses, there could be an emphasis on companies and enterprises which should generate new jobs in the tourism, culture, manufacturing and the scientific R & D sectors.

There are loads of full and part time Kent jobs which are suitable for students in the county. If you are interested in part time jobs in tourism, manufacturing, hospitality – or any other area for that matter - then check out our range of part time Student Jobs In Kent right now.

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