Businesses of Kent – we need you!

Kent County Council is calling on employers to help young people into work by giving them interview experience or offering them an apprenticeship – or both. The council’s Made in Kent apprentice programme launched its 1,000 Interviews project at Oakwood House in Maidstone on Tuesday (November 7) with the aim of giving 1,000 young people…

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Chains and the brains behind automobiles

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier visited Caterham Cars in Dartford on Tuesday (November 7) alongside Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mark Dance. They were greeted by Graham Macdonald, the CEO of the company, at their Kennet Road factory. Mr Brazier and Mr Dance were taken around the factory floor and were able to view…

UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs

Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council joined forces last night (Monday) in a UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs. The scheme, which allows the authorities to clamp and fine drivers, has been developed by working with the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT agreed to change the current clamping policy for HGV’s…

Kent Test results day

More than 15,900 children who sat the Kent Test last month will find out whether they have been assessed for a grammar school place this week. Kent County Council will email families who registered online for the test after 4pm on Thursday, October 12 with their child’s assessment result. However, the volume of emails sent…