Entering the working world doesn't have to mean being confined to a dull, stuffy office for the rest of your career.
Below you'll find six companies that understand the importance of creating an environment that employees enjoy spending time in. They recognise this as a key factor in staff motivation and, best of all, they're hiring right now.
Scroll down, take a look, then hit 'Apply'.
1. Merkle-Periscopix, London
As an award-winning Digital Marketing agency, running online campaigns on behalf of big name clients, creativity is embedded in Merkle-Periscopix’s ethos. Their dedication to originality is even reflected in their central London office, which boasts incredible wall-art, amazing outside areas and funky décor throughout. Throw in ping-pong and pool tables and you would struggle to find a better place to earn a living than this.
Their job opportunities are also fantastic. Joining them as a Programmatic Display Account Manager, you’ll employ innovative strategies to ensure the right people see your clients' digital adverts, at the right time. In return, you’ll experience expert training designed to accelerate your development into management, plus a starting salary of up to £25,000.
Send your application by 5 June 2017:
2. Softcat, Nationwide
It’s not every organisation that gives their employees the chance to experience big screen TVs, Tiki bars and table football while at work. However, Softcat is far from your average employer. Their fun and quirky culture and state-of-the-art office spaces attract hundreds of graduates every year and have played a major role in seeing them voted the UK’s Best Workplace and ranked in the European top 10 for four years running.
Time to find out for yourself just how good life at Softcat can be. Their Graduate Sales Executives receive a £20,000 salary plus commission, comprehensive training and fantastic incentives, including trips to far-flung places such as Antarctica and Hawaii.
Apply via GradTouch by 28 October 2017:
3. Harvey Nash London, City of London
Dealing with large corporations, start-ups and everyone in-between, there’s very little that this global firm don’t know about the world of Recruitment.
They boast over 50 offices around the globe, yet their London branch ranks as one of the best. Being smack bang in the City, in the iconic Heron Tower, makes popping out for lunch, for a drink after work or to meetings with candidates and clients easy. If you don’t want to venture outside, there’s an onsite beach hut and chill out areas to unwind in with your friendly colleagues. Plus, the building is home to the largest privately-owned aquarium in Europe – it’s so big that two attendants don diving suits to clean the tank twice a week.
Successfully apply for a trainee position and you’ll take up a place in the exclusive Harvey Nash Talent Academy, which will help you to shape the career that you want, while you earn incredible perks like trips to Las Vegas and exceptional commission.
You need to send your CV by 22 July 2017:
4. Next, Leicester
It’s no surprise that Next’s HQ is easy on the eyes – making things look good is what they do, after all. This brand commitment to stunning design and exceptional quality has been brought into their office space, creating a beautiful place in which to bring new products to life before they hit the High Street.
Their Trainee Merchandiser role will give you the chance to get involved in this process, ensuring products are in right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and at the right price. It’s a busy role that will see you analysing sales figures, negotiating with suppliers based in the Far East and so much more.
And when you need a break from all this hard work? An onsite coffee and smoothie bar is there to provide the perfect location to unwind and have a catch up.
The closing date is 8 November 2017:
5. IFS, High Wycombe
Supporting over one million users based in the UK, Americas, Asia and beyond from their vast network of offices, IFS provides business software to companies looking to become more agile. As part of their IFS Young Professional Programme, you’ll grow into a consultancy expert within this global business over the course of 18 - 24 months.
Although you’ll mostly be based at your own home (travelling to support different clients when required) you’ll regularly get the chance to return to the bright and bold head-quarters here in the UK. Whether you’re there for a team building day or whole company get-together, a fresh feel, comfortable sofa areas and a pool table all contribute to make sure that you feel as relaxed here as you would in your own house.
Get your application in by 22 June 2017:
6. GradTouch, Manchester
It’s safe to say that most visitors to GradTouch HQ go away feeling just a little envious of where we get to spend our days. Our central offices radiate that quirky 'Manchester Norther Quarter feel' thanks to their exposed brick walls, high ceilings and fun artwork. Add to that our very own bar, a table-tennis table, bean bag areas and Chesterfield sofas and it’s no surprise that everyone who works here is pretty happy to come in every day.
We’re looking for Developers to help us build the best graduate careers platform the world has ever seen. A budget to kit out the desk in whatever way you want, flexible working hours and unlimited holiday could be yours.
If you're passionate about Tech, send us your CV now: