Skills and Support
Skills and Support
Discover your ideal job or your dream career, with help from our best companies in London to work for.
Applying for jobs can be a daunting and lengthy process, but the sooner you begin, the sooner you will fulfil your New Year’s resolution of getting a new job; which let’s face it, with the recently revealed statistics for the year about employees job satisfaction – or the lack of, is for the best.
According to a study carried out by the online jobsite Totaljobs.com, only 12 per cent, of 5,000 participants who were asked, said that they felt “fully engaged” with their current roles. Half of those asked, admitted that they were exploring other jobs whilst at work and two-thirds said that they don’t think they’ll stay in their current jobs by the end of 2018.
January through to February is thought to be one of the best times to apply for jobs because it’s when businesses get their budgets for the year and start to splash the cash on new employees. (Alternatively, late September into October is also a good time to apply for jobs.)
So in order to help you kick start your year and your career, we’ve found some of the top companies to work for in London, according to The Sunday Times survey in 2017.
The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category (250-3,000 employees)
The London marketing firm MVF which were ranked 6th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For, has many current roles from Account Executive, to Engineering Manager, to UI Designer, and many more. Find the role you want here: https://www.mvfglobal.com/vacancies
The London legal firm, Kingsley Napley, who ranked 23rd in 2017, and who have also ranked in the survey for many years, have a whole range of current roles available: from the legal side of things, with roles such as Criminal Solicitor/Barrister, to the non-legal side, which have roles such as IT Trainer and Administrative Assistant. Check out their careers here: https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/careers
The restaurant chain Dishoom, who have various London locations, ranked a respectable 36th in the survey and have an array of roles, such as: Commis Chef, Busser and Cocktail Bartender. Discover your ideal role in the hospitality industry here: http://careers.dishoom.com/join-the-team/
The 30 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus)
The Telecommunications company EE, who ranked in 3rd place for the top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For, have several job opportunities available, such as: Commercial Manager, Digital Sales Executive, Senior Product Owner and Customer Advisor. To check out these roles and more, click here: https://apply.ee.co.uk/vacancy
The Consultancy company Accenture, who ranked 15th in the survey, have various roles for differing experience levels, from a London Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship (Software Engineer), to a SAP Technical Architect, to a Test Automation Associate Manager. To find your ideal role, browse their vacancies: https://www.accenture.com/gb-en/careers
If you have recently left university and are looking to get your hands on a 2018 graduate programme, then look no further than UK Power Networks, who ranked 29th in the survey. They have a range of graduate programmes, such as: 2018 Graduate Energy Market Analyst- Smart Grid Development, 2018 Commercial Graduate Programme- Quantity Surveyor, 2018 Engineering Graduate Programme- Commissioning Engineer, and many more. Check out what career you could pursue here: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=4112483P