4 of London’s universities are in the top 40 in the world, out of over 25,000 as of 2023. Imperial College London, UCL, King’s College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science all have a strong focus on the tech industries, and each course enforces how moving with the times is essential for all new students.
Imperial College is currently the 10th best university in the world, and offers short but in-depth courses on mobile app development and engineering, making it well sought after by entrepreneurs. All courses offer placement programs for their top students as well as guidance and support for students from all around the world.
London is a hub for many major companies as it is designed around international travel. There are 4 international airports with a London postcode, and high-speed rail to Europe. CEOs and their employees can have bases around the world and access them easily from London. It can take years for companies to access the international market, but if based in the capital they can do it from year one.
Travel was limited during the pandemic, and many companies who were ready to expand were stuck in one place. Now that most of the world has opened up again, entrepreneurs who used their isolation wisely are expanding both to and from London. Although many who expand around the world still use London for their headquarters.
The tech industry in London may be competitive, but that makes innovation easier as new and existing companies are pushed to their limits to drive the technology forward for every industry and consumer.
With new advancements in AI suddenly available to the masses, even more opportunities are opening up. The IT Development world has been transformed by AI that can code and troubleshoot in a fraction of a second. This gives developers more time to innovate, so we’ll see huge expansion and improvement in that industry over the next few years, and other industries will soon follow suit.
To keep up in London, every business needs to operate online. Every website needs a developer to create and maintain the site. That means a lot of opportunity for a developer with experience, or one just getting started.
The same can be said for Social Media managers, accountants, support roles, and more! As every business grows, there will be more and more demand for skilled workers to join. But where do you start looking for your new tech role?
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