South West London

Parks take up a great deal of Richmond Upon Thames, and include Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Kew Gardens, and Hampton Court Park. There are over 100 parks and open spaces within its boundary. There are a wide variety of jobs, internships and apprenticeships at Kew Gardens - to see available opportunities visit https://careers.kew.org/vacancies.html.

Wandsworth is home to Clapham Junction railway station, the country’s busiest station. Putney has a busy commercial centre and recent developments have opened up the riverside area. The top three most popular occupations here are Professional Occupations (31%), Associate Professional and Technical (21%) and Managers, Directors and Senior Officials (16%). 

Lambeth includes the popular cultural hub of the South Bank, the bustling street markets of Brixton, the open spaces of Clapham and Streatham Commons and the exciting regeneration of Vauxhall. One of the highest paying occupations in Lambeth is teaching. You can find out about teaching at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/.

The Town Centre in Kingston Upon Thames has over 500 stores, including smaller retailers and market stalls in the famous Market Place. You can find out more about a career in retail sales at http://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/sales-assistant.

TfL are currently redesigning the busy roads that circle the town centre of Merton. This could provide jobs in the borough in the near future.

The largest employers in Sutton are Epson and St Helier University Hospital. For more information about a career in healthcare, visit https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/healthcare-assistant.

In a plan to optimise growth and jobs, The Croydon Partnership’s £1.4bn scheme will transform Croydon’s Town Centre into a 1.5m ft² state-of-the-art retail, leisure and restaurant destination, creating 7,000 new jobs, new car parking and new residential units including affordable housing.