London has always been a big attraction for people looking for employment, or seeking an opportunity to take their career to the next level - hardly surprising, given the number of global companies and brands in this eclectic city. When it comes to jobs in London, there are opportunities to be found in just about every profession and niche – so when it comes to work, there really is something for everybody.
Here are 5 reasons why you should spend at least some time working in London:
Higher than average wages
The average salary in London is thought to be almost twice that of the national average. Even those working in London in traditionally low paying jobs may have a London Weighting Allowance added to bring their take home pay above average standards. To see what you could be earning in your current role in the capital, try a job search on Zoek.
A great transport system
As one of the most important business cities in the world, London has infrastructure that is second-to-none. That includes one of the best public transport systems in the world. The London Underground is one of the oldest of its type and, with stations spread out across the entire greater London area, there’s sure to be a stop close to where you live that can dramatically cut your commuting time. Add to this a well-connected main rail service, a multitude of bus routes (including night buses), river transport and even a self-service cycle hire scheme, and most people living in and around the city can get to their place of employment in under an hour.
Opportunity for faster career progression
When job searching in London, not only will you discover you have more choice when it comes to work opportunities, but because there’s a much greater demand for skilled candidates, you’ll also find it easier to progress faster. Many firms will offer good skills development packages in order to retain the best talent and help you along in your chosen career niche. But don’t take our word for it: start a job search on Zoek to see what’s available in London for someone with your skills and experience right now.
There’s always something going on
When it comes to culture and entertainment, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Not only is London home to some of the UK’s top tourist attractions, with museums and art galleries aplenty, the city also boasts some of the best known theatres and venues in the world. London is also a mandatory stopover for some of the world’s biggest artists and tours. And when it comes to food, you’ll have access to every conceivable type of cuisine, including some of the best restaurants found anywhere.
Work experience in London looks good on your CV
Of course, working in London, you’ll also have access to some of the most modern and varied working environments, as well as the latest technology in the world. Which means should you wish to move back home after a few years, you’re more than likely to have a few more skills to add to your CV. As a result, you’ll be much more employable.
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