Borehamwood is a picturesque village on the outskirts of London. It is only twelve miles from Charing Cross, and that makes it Hertfordshire's closest town to central London.
Borehamwood is a relatively affluent area, and it is a very popular place to live with commuters, given its proximity to central London. According to official statistics from Nomis, only 3% of the population in the town were claiming job seeker's allowance in January of 2013. Moreover, only a little over 12 percent of the population is claiming benefits from the department of work and pensions; again, well below the national average.
Although Borehamwood is very popular with commuters, it is home to a huge range of retail outlets, industrial facilities and several of the UK's largest companies have a presence in the town as well. A big employer in the town is Elstree Studios, which is responsible for shows such as Eastenders and Casualty; and it is also a major player in the Hollywood movie industry. Also located in Borehamwood are the head offices of Pizza Hut UK and Regent Inns. Natwest and the construction giant, Wimpey have large presences in the town also.
Low unemployment and high demand for jobs mean that recruitment agencies are inundated with applications for good quality employment in the town. A number of staff positions are available in administrative and secretarial roles, and there are also great opportunities for managers and senior officials in several industries.