Travelling to and from work can be a daunting experience that many dread every day. Worrying if the public transport will arrive on time, how many delays will there be and if you’ll be stuck next to the antisocial person with terrible loud music is the least of your problems. Thousands of people commute, with the average Briton commuting for 54 minutes every day according to the Office for National Statistics. But why do so many people feel the need to endure a terrible journey everyday just to work in London?
There is a common misbelief that in order to further your career it is essential to only consider jobs in the capital, regardless of how long the commute is. However job prospects outside of London can provide careers that are just as stimulating and rewarding. Having worked in the West End and commuting for nearly nine years I have recently hung up my commuting shoes to progress my career at CBSbutler in Redhill, Surrey.
Working outside cities can not only enhance careers but can also help achieve a greater work life balance. Working and living locally provides much more manageable and pleasant working hours and environments allowing for less time travelling and more time to be spent with friends and family. Working at CBSbutler has provided me with so many benefits that London cannot compete with. I am able to cycle to work in the morning yet still work at a leading agency that offers real career prospects. CBSbutler provides competitive salaries to London and has a strong working culture. I no longer work in the West End of London and spend over an hour travelling each way, but I have a great job with better opportunities close to home, allowing me to spend more time with my wife and new baby daughter.
So why not consider a career outside London? CBSbutler is a multi-award winning recruitment consultancy specialising in engineering and technology fields throughout the UK and overseas. We have an enviable reputation for service excellence and a prestigious client base including many FTSE 100 companies. As a rapidly growing business we have opportunities for experienced recruitment consultants to join our successful team at our Redhill office. To find out more information about working at CBSbutler click here.