The borough and town of Sutton are in Surrey, to the south of London and close to Croydon, Mitcham, and Epsom. Despite its proximity to London, the area has a rural feel, with its churches, green spaces, and pubs. Surrey and the South East of England are among the most expensive places to live in the country, but still a cheaper alternative to central London. There are rail links to several central London stations, including St Pancras, London Bridge, and Victoria. In addition, local trains and buses bring Croydon, Wimbledon, and Epsom within easy reach. The M25 motorway and the A24 to Dorking are close by.
Sutton Job Opportunities
For those working locally rather than travelling, the majority of Sutton jobs are office based or in retail. Many businesses are based in Sutton, where rents are lower than in London, offering opportunities for clerical, sales jobs, IT and managerial jobs.
A thriving high street, several shopping centres, and out of town retail parks provide retail job opportunities. A wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars serve shoppers and offer jobs for cooks, wait staff, and other employers, while the town's theatres require front of house staff and cleaners, amongst others.
The Royal Marsden Hospital is a major employer in the healthcare field, while Institute of Cancer Research employs researchers and scientists. There are a number of primary and secondary schools, and Sutton performs well in education, making teaching posts here desirable.
Sutton Employment Trends
Sutton is increasingly becoming a dormitory town for people working in London, and many of the surrounding villages are also home to commuters. New supermarkets and restaurants are opening to cater for these clients, who may also require cleaners and other domestic help.
New office buildings and retail areas are being built as part of the regeneration of the town centre, providing jobs both during construction and when open for business.