Working in London isn’t like any other big city, according to a new report by Centre for Cities. It’s something that everyone who’s part of the working culture in the capital should know.
London can often feel like a different world, so say those who’ve worked in it for years along with those who’ve relocated and have only been working in the city for a few months. Now the Centre for Cities has shown it isn’t just the long hours and demanding workloads that are typified by working in London.
Londoners are more likely to be employed than other city population. The working population in London is more reliant on public transport like the tube. Londoners are more likely to be directors, managers and senior officials in a professional capacity, half hold degrees. Very few drive compared with urban populations in other cities. Many Londoners live close to their work with over half travelling less than 5K to get to the office.
London has a growing start-up scene across the finance and technology industry which is looking to hire 145,000 jobs in the centre of the capital over the next ten years and all of those are fighting for office space. This kind of new job creation is what attracts young graduates to the capital and also inspires other businesses to set up shop in London.
This vibrant business spirit attracts people who may not live and work in the capital forever but are determined to make the most of it while they do, enjoying all the extras living in a capital city has to offer from its bars and restaurants to theatres, cinemas and attractions.
Business and the economy are what London revolves around, which is why it attracts people ready to work and who are committed to working long hours with heavy workloads. This mentality and working culture attracts multinationals from around the world which in turn creates more jobs, attracting even more quality potential employees. It’s this circle of endeavour that makes the capital so attractive to those who want to invest and make money.
For Clarendon Serviced Apartments we work with a lot of different industries and businesses who are looking for somewhere for their employees to stay while they’re in the capital. They want a location and base that’s of a high standard because they know their employees are committed to work, so they need all the luxuries of home to keep them in comfort. This is why the success of London’s unique business culture affects far more than just the offices; it’s something that impacts on the service and level of every industry that works alongside London’s industrious population.