Job Vacancies and The Learning Shop

The Learning Shop (The Village, Upper) in association with the Department for Work & Pensions and North West Kent College is your one-stop destination for all recruitment and training services. You can view and apply for current job vacancies in Bluewater via our website:


The Learning Shop has recruited over 35,000 Bluewater members of staff since opening in 1999. They broker approximately 3,500 vacancies a year and the service is used currently by 93% of Bluewater employers.
For further information on the recruitment services provided, please contact Mike, Gwyne or Jill at The Learning Shop on: 01322 624478 or visit


The Learning Shop has trained over 18,000 individuals since opening in 1999, awarding over 16,000 transferable qualifications.

For further information on the training services provided, contact a Learning Shop team member on: 01322 624455 or visit:


Launched in 2009, the Bluewater Apprenticeship Scheme has been a huge success with apprentices completing their qualifications and gaining employment.

In 2012 the scheme was expanded so employers would receive a subsidy and employ apprentices directly. They gain the skills and work experience needed for a career in retail and benefit from retail employment, classroom and work-based training to achieve Retail Skills QCF and Retail Knowledge, the technical certificate of the apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship offers an insight into every aspect of running a successful retail business and with lots of entrepreneurs starting out as apprentices, you could soon be on the road to retail riches….

Visit to find out more and check out our Bluewater vacancies for apprenticeship opportunities.

And as testament to the success of The Learning Shop, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has said: “The Learning Shop at Bluewater is a great example of the private and public sector working together to deliver significant and long-lasting benefits to a region. It has successfully worked with tens of thousands of people, training and motivating them and crucially getting them into jobs.

I congratulate them on the work they’re doing.”