I Want to Work In …The City


The City of London , also known as the “Square Mile”, is a leading international centre for financial services, such as investment banking, stockbroking, trading and accountancy. However, career opportunities in the City cover every area of business from law and IT to property and public relations. There are also opportunities outside the “business” sector, including the City's own police force, regulatory bodies, education and the arts. The links below will help to give some further background to the City and career opportunities within the Square Mile itself and further afield.

Top Reasons for Applying to Finance
Interested in content of work
Excellent starting salaries 39%
Good long-term career prospects 31%
Able to use your degree subject 27%
Work is intellectually demanding 23%
Opportunities for professional qualifications 22%
Chance to work overseas 21%
Quality of training and development 20%
Availability of jobs 17%
Prestige of jobs 16%
Source: The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2010 AGR/The Times

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Last fully updated 2017