Jobs and The Learning Shop

The Learning Shop in association with the Department for Work & Pensions and North West Kent College is your one-stop destination for all recruitment and training services. 

Established in 1999 and focusing on employability within the local community, The Learning Shop specialises in retail and offers recruitment and training services.

The Learning Shop is located in the Village.

The Learning Shop recruitment and job services at Bluewater, Kent

Recruitment Services

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 website.

Training Services

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

Bluewater Apprenticeship Scheme

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.