Regional impact

Our extraordinary people

We are one of the region’s largest employers with 3,900 directly-employed staff.

Key facts

Our activities also support more than 3,491 jobs outside the University and 90 per cent of those jobs are based in the south east.

We are the largest employer in Canterbury and one in ten jobs is dependent on our activities or those of our students.

Almost a quarter of our workforce lives in the city and they contribute approximately £1.7m in taxation to the Canterbury economy.

Our apprenticeships scheme provides opportunities for local young people to earn while they learn in trade or professional roles. We also offer a wide variety of professional and academic degree-level apprenticeships to upskill our existing team.

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Charlie Champion, Apprentice Plumber in Estates

Charlie joined our Estates team as an apprentice plumber in 2017. He has since completed his Level 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship and is now studying for a Level 3 Domestic Plumbing qualification.

Charlie on his apprenticeship

I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship at the University. It’s a great way to gain new skills and earn while you learn. The team here have been really supportive and have helped me to develop my trade skills and my confidence.

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Last Updated: 25/02/2019

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