Opportunities for a part time job in London

There are numerous jobs available in the UK capital and you will eventually find the part time job in London that you are looking for. Some sectors have more employment opportunities than others do, but there is certainly a position waiting for you in London. Update your CV to focus on your top employable qualities and hit the want-ads with a vengeance.

Major Industries

Employment in London is perhaps more open to part time work than other cities. There are four major sectors that offer the most opportunity for part time jobs in London. These sectors are administrative, particularly the secretarial division; accountancy; sales, which may involve insurance and marketing; and engineering, IT in particular.

File for Part Time Work with Recruiters

The major employers in London often advertise part time positions through recruiting companies. Therefore listing your CV with recruitment agencies can be beneficial. Some of the most well known are Marks Sattin, Brewer Morris, and Charles Summers (Accountancy), Amanda Smith, Tiger Recruitment, Secretaries Plus (Secretarial), reed.co.uk, clearlymarketingjobs.co.uk, and the online newspaper jobs section at guardian.co.uk.

Salary Expectations

Part time jobs are often paid per hour. The salary is usually about the same as a full time employee, other than there are often not as many employee benefits. Here some of the salary expectations related to a possible part time job in London:

  • Receptionist, 5 hours/day, £10,000 – £12,000 per annum
  • Optometrist, 2-3 days a week:£45,000 per annum
  • Secretary, 3-4 days a week, 4 hours/day: £9-£12 per hour
  • Bookkeeper, 3-4 days/week, 5 hours/day, £20,000 – £30,000 per annum
  • Telemarketer, £9.23 – £11/hour
  • Java Developer, 3 days a week, £ 26,000 – £30,000 per annum


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