For many graduates, taking the decision to relocate to London is a big step. But while a move to the UK's bustling capital city can be a daunting prospect, the rewards and benefits on offer are second to none.
Because of this, it’s no coincidence that people flock to the big smoke every year to begin their careers. If you can feel the bright lights calling you, check out these 5 reasons why London is the best city to work in.
1. You Can Never Get Bored
Living in London can feel like a whirlwind of excitement. The possibilities lying just on your doorstep are never-ending. Whatever your interest or hobbies you’ll certainly be able to indulge them here, and probably pick up a few more along the way.
Another wonderful characteristic is that each area has its own distinct personality. Some are achingly trendy, others impossibly upmarket, while many are so historic you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a Dickens novel. Because of this, you can always find somewhere fun and interesting to visit and will literally never be stuck for something to do.
2. There’s a First Class Food Scene
London is truly an international city, and that diversity and multiculturalism is reflected in its exciting food scene. Whether you’re after authentic Indian street food or classic French cuisine, a pop-up hole in the wall joint or a fancy Michelin starred establishment, you’ll find it here.
There’s plenty of fantastic local grub on offer as well, with London being the place that all of Britain’s top chefs gravitate towards. If you’re a bit of a foodie, then the vast array of restaurants will certainly get your taste buds tingling.
3. You’ll Work Hard and Play Hard
England’s capital is famous as being the city that never sleeps. So if it’s a banging nightlife you’re after then London is your place. But even though it’s home to some of the world’s most famous clubbing venues, it’s not all about late night parties and massive nights.
London has some of the country’s top live music venues playing host to major acts from across the globe. It’s home to a thriving comedy scene, perfect for you to get your giggle on. And of course, there’s the West End where you’ll find classic shows playing alongside cutting-edge experimental theatre.
Work socials are common at many top companies, from team-building days to an informal bevvy with colleagues at the end of the week. Londoners work hard and play hard - from the Square Mile to Canary Wharf, there’s a constant hive of activity, and socials are well earned.
4. It’s Easy to Get Away for the Weekend
If you ever want a break from the big smoke or simply need a short relaxing vacay to recharge your batteries, then London’s transport links are second to none. You can get to the sunny south coast or find yourself in the stunning English countryside in under an hour.
But best of all, the continent is just a short hop away. That’s right, flights and trains to mainland Europe are both frequent and cheap. This means you can chill in Ibiza, peruse pretty Paris, or disappear to Amsterdam, all in a single weekend.
5. London is a Major Talent Hub
London is Britain’s most thriving city and this is exemplified by the wide array of opportunities you’ll find available. The majority of big businesses have a presence here, which in turn attracts the crème de la crème of talent. Because of this, the rewards on offer are virtually open-ended - London’s your oyster.
It’s also a great place to build up your network of contacts, which can be invaluable to you as a recruitment professional. All of this means that if you’re serious about building a career, London is simply the best place to start.
A career in recruitment as part of the Phaidon family will help you get where you want to be, faster. So what are you waiting for? Apply today or find out more about working in our London office.
Phaidon International is the parent company of five leading specialist recruitment agencies. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates the peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Out continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, we provide contingency, retained search and project-based contract recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us today to learn more about the company and the opportunities we offer.