Borehamwood is a convenient and relaxing place to work in the Home Counties, just outside Greater London and within touching distance of the countryside. The town's 31,000 residents benefit from a range of travel options for commuting to locations in Borehamwood and the surrounding areas, with the A1, M25 and M1 easily reachable, and direct train travel and frequent bus services are available. Borehamwood jobs are strong in, amongst other sectors, the creative industries, particularly because Elstree studios is located in the town, where popular dramas such as EastEnders are produced. The close proximity to Greater London and the idyllic surroundings mean rent prices average around £1,287 pcm, according to home.co.uk.
Borehamwood Job Opportunities
Due to Borehamwood's favourable location, there are often job opportunities available in the commercial sector. Companies such as Pizza Hut and Regent Inns have their national head offices in the town, providing marketing, administration and finance jobs to local residents. Skills to develop for a position in marketing include interpersonal, creativity, teamwork and analytical abilities. Other important companies that may advertise for Borehamwood jobs include:
Tesco and Sainsbury's (retail)
Cardif Pinnacle (Insurance)
Barclays, Bradford & Bingley and NatWest (finance)
Bio Products Laboratory (biotechnology)
(Hertfordshire Economic Overview)
Borehamwood has many retail establishments providing customer service and sales jobs. Having skills in communication and listening helps a great deal when applying for Borehamwood jobs in this sector.
Borehamwood Employment Trends
The percentage of those in employment in Hertfordshire, the county to which Borehamwood belongs, was recorded as 78.2% between July 2014 and June 2015, which represents a steady improvement over the past few years (ONS). Borehamwood jobs may be on the up, but the onus is still on jobseekers to impress employers with the right skills and enthusiasm.