Based in the London Borough of the same name, Sutton is a town and key settlement within the county of Surrey. The town, which forms part of the London Plan, is home to more than 7400 business and local recruitment agencies will work alongside Sutton employers, as well as those in nearby Banstead and Carshalton.
Sutton recruitment agencies are predominantly based close to the A232 and the High Street. There are employment firms located to the north of this however, just a short distance from the St Nicholas Centre and Lower Road. The town offers a diverse range of recruitment services, with some providing industry specific solutions for employers in areas such as Driving, Nursing and Accountancy.
The employment rate in Sutton is 77.4% and equates to a workforce of 102,700 employees. This rate of employment is higher than the UK average and one of the best in the Surrey and London area. Earnings largely reflect much of that of the South East and the median gross weekly pay is £605.90. This high figure is supported by the fact that more than 50% of the workers in Sutton are employed in Management, Professional or Technical jobs.
The Sutton job market is dominated by service industries, which accounts for over 90% of workers in the town. The Public Sector, including the fields of Education, Health and Public Admin, employs 20,400 people - including Teachers and Social Workers. The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton is one of the main Public Sector employers in the area, as is Sutton Council.
Hiring opportunities are also available within the Retail Sector, which is particularly strong in Sutton. The High Street (part of which is a Conservation Area) is a popular destination, as is Banstead High Street. Other strong sectors for employment include Construction, Finance and IT, all of which recruit a higher proportion of local candidates than the UK average.