Wimbledon, a district of southwest London, is believed to have been settled during the Iron Age, when a hill fort was built on Wimbledon Common. The common itself is one of the most sizeable areas of common land in the city. It is famous around the world as the home of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, first held here in 1877.
Wimbledon is one of the major commercial centres in the borough of Merton. The borough has the third highest annual income in the capital, with an average salary of £31,600.
The tennis tournament attracts over 200,000 visitors every year, so tourism, accommodation and catering staff are all required in the area. Other potential jobs include working at the Wimbledon Theatre, maintenance, support and administration for Wimbledon Common or for one of the many shops, restaurants, bars and pubs in and around the shopping centre, high street or Wimbledon Village. Recruitment consultants should be consulted to find out more about temporary, contract and permanent positions available in Wimbledon.
Major employers in the area include Square Enix Europe, Unibet and ZipCar. The NHS also has large numbers of staff working in the area, with a call centre situated in Wimbledon Bridge House.