The town of Croydon, which is the principal settlement within the London Borough of the same name, is based less than 10 miles from Central London. Historically a part of the county of Surrey, Croydon has become an important Retail, Leisure and Business centre for the South East. Job opportunities are available across all leading sectors and recruitment agencies will aim to place candidates into permanent, temporary or contract jobs.
Croydon recruiters are heavily concentrated in the town centre and in close proximity to the High Street. Transport links such as the George Street Tramlink Stop and the A232 make this area easily accessible, while East Croydon Station is just a five minute walk away. Agencies are also located in South Croydon. The local recruitment market offers a mixture of multi-sector and specialist employment firms, with the latter including staffing consultancies within Finance, Automotive and Healthcare.
Croydon and the surrounding area has an employment rate of 73%. This figure mirrors the UK average and even exceeds that of nearby London. Earnings in Croydon are also comparatively higher than the national average, with the median weekly income sitting at just over £600.
Croydon has one of the largest shopping districts in the country and agencies will frequently be in demand to source staff such as Sales Assistants and Store Managers. Vacancies are common within the Whitgift Shopping Centre, Centrale Shopping Centre and Saint Nicholas Centre. There are 26,000 employees across the borough that operate in a Finance or Business Services profession, with some of the most notable employers including Zurich Commercial and Cobra Financial Services. Typical placements made by an agency can range from Finance Director to Payroll Administrator.
Just under a third of the Croydon workforce operate within the Public Sector and employment firms will work to provide staffing solutions for organisations including schools, universities and hospitals. Croydon College and Croydon University Hospital in Thornton Heath are some of the most prominent employers of Public Sector staff in Croydon, however jobs are available across multiple government led services.