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How do I sign up?

Welcome to your Escape! Sign up here and start your journey!

Once signed in you will have access to our latest and greatest opportunities from around the world and discover more about our in-house education courses, or Tribes.

If you’re not sure about what you want to do – and need a helping hand why not have a look at our Escape tribe? It’s a 3 month intensive course that helps you find direction and transition towards more fulfilling work. If you think you want to start a business and follow your entrepreneurial calling check out our Startup Tribe, which also runs for three months and will accelerate your business from concept to launch.

How should I use your site?

The whole Escape the City concept is aimed at helping you answer that big question: “if not this, then what?”

Everything we do is designed to help smart, ambitious people like you make big career transitions, build businesses and create their own ‘escape’.

We want you to use us to find an exciting new job, plot your own startup, or to plan on a big adventure.

All of these are good places to start:

  • Browse our live opportunities – click here
  • Search for exciting employers – click here
  • Find out about our Tribe courses that help you in your transition – click here
  • Read stories of people who have escaped through our Escape Tribe – click here
  • Read stories of people who have started businesses through our Startup Tribe – click here
  • Have a read through our blog – click here
  • Check out our latest events – click here
Escape the City encourages you to your life into your own hands and to step deliberately into an exciting future that represents you. Sounds like a big job – it is! And we are here to help you every step of the way.
How do we do this?
1. Job opportunities – We have an Escape the City job board, just sign up and browse and apply for the best jobs around. We have also just launched Columbus, our global job search tool that takes the hard work out of job searching and gives you options you have never dreamed of.
Set sail with Columbus here.
2. Tribes – join one of our 3 month courses that are specifically designed to give you access to the best and brightest in the business, inspiring and guiding you in your career transition or business launch.
Find out about Tribes here.
How can I contact you guys?

The best way to get a really speedy response from the Esc team is to send us a tweet or post your message on our Facebook page.

Also, please have a look down the list of FAQs immediately to your left, you may find that your question has already been answered.

If you’re absolutely bursting to contact us in private you can email, but please do this as a last resort as we get a lot of emails and prefer Facebook and Twitter.

Can I meet someone at Escape the City?

Much as we’d love to say yes to every request for coffee (and cake) we have to be disciplined on this front – otherwise we’d never get anything done (and be on a permanent caffeine high!).

However, we’re always up for helping out with your escape or hearing from you if you’re an ally in the struggle to do work that matters. Alternatively come along to World Escape Day! A day where we will network, host talks and collaborate to inspire people to find work they love. And have lots of fun, cake and general merriment.


Can I apply to work at Escape the City?
Our team is at full capacity at the moment and we don’t have any immediate plans to hire new people. However, if any of the following roles appeal to you please email your CV to
  • Front-end developer with Ruby and strong UX experience
  • Back-end Ruby developer wanting to build something awesome
  • Paid graduate internship (learn the ropes, help us out)
  • Paid front-end web development / digital design internship
We can’t promise you a response immediately but when a vacancy becomes available your CV will be at the top of those that we review before we put up a listing.


How do I submit a new idea for Esc?

Firstly, thank you!

Please submit feedback, ideas, and comments via the ‘Feedback’ tab on the left-hand side of every page on the site.

You can also email us directly:

Thanks very much for taking the time to send us your thoughts.

Can I share something with you?

Thank you for thinking of us.

If you’d like to share some interesting / useful content…

… please just post it on our Facebook page – click here
Or tweet @escthecity – click here

If you’ve escaped and want to share your story we’d love it if you were up for our online escape interview – e-mail

We’re a small team and we’re extremely busy so we’re afraid we can’t respond to individual requests for sharing things.

If the content is useful we’ll certainly save it in our resources library and share with our community via our various channels.

If you are mainly trying to plug or promote your own product or service I’m afraid we’ll probably gratefully decline.

If you would like to submit a photo for our Big Escape Picture in the newsletter please just post it on our Facebook page – click here.

We can’t respond to individual requests (we receive a lot of photos!) but if you’d like to include your name and relevant links those would be included in the newsletter.

Thanks so much for this.

When are you coming to my city?

World Escape Day

On 24th September 2015, we are organising a global event.

This is your chance to gather with local Escape members for an evening of inspiration, conversation,
and action to help you in your pursuit of more meaningful work.

Details to be announced soon.

Vote for your city to get involved!

How can I learn about the Escape story?

The three of us escaped the corporate world in order to start this community and what we’re learning along the way is extremely relevant to the people we are building this platform for.

Learn more about us here.

You can read our book.

We write a regular blog called that you can read here.


I have Escaped! How can I share my story?

Absolutely fantastic news! Congratulations. Nothing makes our day more than reading about someone who has decided to navigate the same terrifying and exciting escape trajectory as us.
We’d love to hear your story. Just fill out this short form to share it with us.

How can I speak at one of your events?

Thank you for your interest in wanting to speak for Escape. We are always looking to diversify our events and we host speakers that range from entrepreneurs and career coaches to explorers and authors. If you have an escape story to tell and lessons or expertise to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Just fill in this short form to tell us a bit more about you and your background and we will get back to you if it is something we feel would work out. Our events reduce dramatically over summer and we do get a lot of interest so be patient with us.

Who can I talk to about partnering or collaborating?

We get a lot of people asking to partner with us, and we want to be as useful as we can to as many people as possible. It is hard though and we are currently not actively looking for partnerships.

But we never want to close the door on potential options, so please email us your thoughts and we can take it from there;

Can I meet someone at Escape the City?

Much as we’d love to say yes to every request for coffee (and cake) we have to be disciplined on this front – otherwise we’d never get anything done (and be on a permanent caffeine high!).

However, we’re always up for hearing from you if you’re an ally in the struggle to do work that matters. Please look out for our next meet up event or check our events page for our next event.

Can I write for the blog?

We are always looking for writers for our blog. If you are interested in sharing your work with us please fill in this form with your ideas. We do get a high volume of offers to blog for us so be patient and we will get back to you if you are successful.

Thank you.


Can I sign up to the site?

Yes of course. Even if you are looking to learn more about Escape The City you can create a log in for free and have a poke around the site. Sign up here and start the discovery!

What kind of stories can you help with?

We can help you with a range of different press-worthy stories:

  • Career Trends – Why are more and more people leaving the corporate world and what are they doing instead?
  • Education Trends – Why we think traditional education is a racket and what we think the alternatives are.
  • Our Startup Story – 3 young corporate professionals with no experience starting a business from a blog.
  • Crowdfunding – In 2012 we raised £600,000 investment from our own members, after turning down one of London’s top VCs.
  • Feature Pieces – Individual transitions (stories of bankers now in the third sector, lawyers now running charities in Africa, etc).
  • Guest Articles – We’re happy to write a guest article on a topic of your choosing across startups, education or careers.

If you want a quick quote for a story or you’d like to discuss a piece about Escape the City please drop the team an email – in the first instance and we can better direct your enquiry.

Many thanks.

What is your headline press information?

Escape the City was started by two ex-management consultants as a project designed to connect like-minded people who wanted to ‘do something different’ outside of the corporate mainstream.

Launched originally as a blog, founders Rob and Dom decided to build when they realised that there was considerable demand amongst corporate professionals for exciting opportunities outside of the corporate mainstream.

Vital Statistics:

  • Launched: January 2010
  • Based In: Bathtub to Boardroom in Bank, London, United Kingdom
  • Members: Over 200,000 professionals (1000 new per week)
  • Locations: 54% UK, 19% USA and 27% ‘rest of world’.
  • Visits Per Month: 30,000-50,000 visits.
  • Funding: Equity crowdfunded a record (for an online business) £600,000 from 395 Esc members in July 2012.
  • Team: 3 partners, and 8 full time employees.
  • Business Model: recruitment advertising (exciting employers), education (The Escape School courses) and events.
  • Clients: Organisations using Escape include exciting brands, progressive organisations, startups, social enterprises, charities, African beach lodges… anything that isn’t a big, traditional corporate!

Success Stories: see here for our greatest escape stories.