English Jobs in London
London is a great city to live and work in and with the growth in multi-national residents and workers within London, demand within the English teaching, translating and interpreting sector has risen dramatically.
For those seeking work within London, a good place to start is with recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies are in direct contact with employers and can prove useful resources as, after discussing an applicant's criteria, experience and skills set, they can submit a job seeker's CV and application for vacancies as soon as they become available. Before approaching a recruitment agency, and the same applies when applying for jobs, applicants should ensure their CV is up to date, relevant and specific to the work they intend to pursue. Most recruitment agencies will assist in making sure CVs come across as well as possible to employers.
For the online resources listed below, it is suggested that those seeking employment, regularly check for updates as the listings are constantly changing. There is often an option of signing up for email updates when new jobs are posted.
TEFL qualified jobs.
For those wishing to find work using their TEFL qualification, whether in general teaching or specialised areas such as business language, London has many employment opportunities. Below are a few suggestions on where to start the search:
Morgan and Simmons
196 High Road, Wood Green, Greater London, N22 8HH
0207 183 2797
This established recruitment agency, based in North London, specialises in TEFL recruitment. They also have a network of offices worldwide.
TEFL Jobs London
0207 272 2572
An online recruitment agency listing TEFL jobs in and around the London area. The site also allows teachers to upload their CV so that relevant jobs can be matched to their experience and the agency is able to react quicker to finding teachers potential work.
The online blog section of the site is also a great resource for the latest TEFL related news, teaching and lesson ideas and help topics for TEFL teachers.
Saxon Court Recruitment
59 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5SN (Closest tube stations: Baker Street, Marylebone, Marble Arch, Bond Street)
020 7491 1911
Both a TEFL training and recruitment company, this established firm can assist in all things TEFL. Their recruitment branch has been running since 1987 and holds invaluable experience in job placement.
It is also common for employers to advertise TEFL job positions outside of recruitment agencies using job vacancy and advertising services. Searching online is a great place to start and the advantage in using these job sites is that applicants have the opportunity to contact the employers directly, to apply and discuss the posting as well as building a network of contacts.
The Guardian - www.jobs.guardian.co.uk/jobs/education/tefl/
This popular newspaper has an online job listing page, dedicated entirely to work in TEFL.
Gum Tree - www.gumtree.com/tefl-jobs/london
A useful and relevant job-listing arena, which is regularly updated. Ensure to check regularly for new postings.
As a world-leading city for international business, London is an ideal place for interpreters and translators to find employment. Below are some recruitment agency options that specialize in this sector.
The Language Business
Hiltongrove Business Centre, Hatherley Mews, East London, E17 4QP
020 8503 7766
A multi-lingual recruitment agency based in London who cover employment in a wide range of sectors from sales, accounting and banking to marketing and customer service.
Appointments Bi Language
Kingsway House, 103 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6QX
020 7092 3939
An award-winning language recruitment agency, specialising in translator and interpreter employment. Based in London's West End with strong links to worldwide brands and international businesses.
Language Recruitment Services
Greener House, 66 - 68 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RF (Closest tube stations: Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross, Leicester Square)
0207 968 8280
An independent specialist language recruitment consultancy based in central London with established connections across the business sector from blue-chip companies to independent firms.
Bilingual Recruitment Ltd,
1st Floor, 520 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5NJ.
020 7731 3339
This long running, specialised agency offers translating and interpreter work across the majority, if not all, of the core business sectors within London.