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Working in the City of London

Most financial services institutions in London are in the City (also known as the 'Square Mile’), which is the historic core of London and one of the largest financial services hubs in the world. A newer rival to the traditional Square Mile is Canary Wharf, which is east of the City on the River Thames. Canary Wharf employs more than 100,000 professionals in its major retail and investment banks, 25% of whom live in surrounding boroughs.

Hays Financial Markets has recruited for London’s financial services industry from its more than 30 networking offices in London for more than a quarter of a century. We are seeing volume recruitment return to the financial markets, with considerable demand for qualified accountants, analysts, regulatory accountants, project and risk and compliance professionals. If you want to make the most of London's finance jobs, our expertise and relationships with key banking and financial services employers make us the perfect choice.

A to Z: Advising you every step of the way

Flexible technically-skilled professionals are in exceptional demand in the City. Our unique position as the City’s largest and most successful specialist recruitment consultancy means we offer an unrivalled choice of permanent, temporary and contract financial services roles.

If you want permanent or interim work in London’s financial services sector, talk to our team about your circumstances and goals from the comfort of your home, and we’ll get to work marketing your details to our network of specialist teams across London. Our consultants will help you even before you leave your country, advising on everything from market conditions and current opportunities to finding accommodation and navigating London’s travel network.

If you are thinking about moving to London to work in financial services get in touch with one of our expert consultants.

People we've placed

Here is some feedback from other finance professionals that we've helped place into jobs.

"I would like to thank the Hays Financial Markets team for all of their efforts in assisting me in finding a job. I was really concerned about the UK job market before I came over from Australia, however Hays Financial Markets contacted me even before I arrived in the UK and reassured me of my capabilities. It took them less than a week to place me into a job which I found very challenging. Hays Financial Markets was exceptionally helpful and really understood what my needs were. Thank you once again."
Zenia Chan

“From the day I decided to relocate to London, the Hays Financial Markets team has been there with guidance and support. Prior to leaving Australia, the Sydney based team was in regular contact to provide market updates and relocation advice. The Hays London consultants were also in close contact to provide job hunting advice. On meeting the London consultants, I was extremely pleased with their service. The consultants were organised and responsive. They showed genuine interest in my needs and were committed in helping me land a position. I would recommend Hays Financial Markets to anyone relocating to the UK.”
K. Lau


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