Tonbridge Overview Beside the River Medway in the county of Kent lays Tonbridge, a small market town with a ...
Beside the River Medway in the county of Kent lays Tonbridge, a small market town with a population of some 40,000. As part of the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, the population increases to upwards of 120,000. Main trunk routes include the A21 towards London, the A26 to Brighton and the M20 which connects to the M25 motorway. Its busy railway station covers areas to London, Redhill, Hastings, and Ashford in Kent. The town's public transport is frequent and covers all areas.
For those with a growing family to consider, educational opportunities in the Tonbridge area are exceptional with large numbers of primary, secondary, and grammar schools to choose from, as well as colleges of further education. Many of the schools hold specialist status such as maths, ICT, the arts and sports. Property prices and the cost of living are about or slightly higher than the national average, but most residents accept it as a price to pay for living in a high-employment, low-crime area.
Tonbridge Job Opportunities
Work opportunities abound for those looking for jobs in Tonbridge. Some of the UK’s bigger companies operate in the area. The service industries provide much employment as do the major food retailers operating on the high street. Add to that the ten industrial, business and enterprise parks around the area, one is left with a large variety of employment opportunities around Tonbridge. From manual work, to skilled construction work, from shop work to retail management, from engineering apprentice to engineering jobs and from bookkeepers and accountants to sales executives jobs, Tonbridge offers excellent opportunities for those seeking work or career advancement in all sectors.
Tonbridge Employment Trends
Since the turn of the 21st century, even through the recession, Tonbridge has bucked the trend and maintained significant growth in terms of output and employment. Research carried out by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, for an Economic Futures Forecast of Tonbridge and Malling, suggest that to meet further predicted growth, an additional 11,000 vacancies should be created by 2031. With the upsurge in the UK economy generally, things are looking bright for those seeking jobs in Tonbridge and Malling.