8 companies that give their employees free food and drink

There’s nothing worse than the eternal work-sleep-food dilemma: as soon as you get two of them under control, the last one goes out of the window.

If you’re not daydreaming about your dinner while you’re sitting at your desk, you’re going to be much more committed and motivated in everything you do – and, let’s be honest, you’ll be happier too.

Here’s a selection of 8 companies who pride themselves on making sure their team aren’t running on empty - and they're all hiring right now.


1. NMPi - Graduate PPC Account Executive

Deadline: 22 March 2017


fully-stocked fridge and company trips away are just some of the perks available at NMPi, a London-based Digital Marketing company with clients ranging from Accessorize to Jack Wills and beyond. Alongside this, there is also an office-wide open playlist, so you can listen to your favourite tunes on your biscuit break.




2. Pernod Ricard - Graduate Commercial Scheme

Deadline: 23 March 2017


With a presence on every continent and best-selling brands ranging from Absolut Vodka to Perrier-Jouet Champagne, it’s hard not to get excited about joining the team at Pernod Ricard. As well as representing and promoting these brands to key stakeholders, you will be fully-immersed in the drinks industry and can enjoy a £24,000 starting salary, company car and a generous product allowance to sweeten the deal.




3. baxterstorey - Momentum Graduate Programme

Deadline: 24 March 2017


Create excellent culinary experiences for your clients as you learn the ropes of managing a team within this national Hospitality company. Enjoy a starting salary of £22,000 - £24,000, as well as regular reviews with your mentor to ensure that your career is progressing in the direction you choose. With quarterly Food Festivals and regular outings to sample the best cultural hotspots around, if you’re a die-hard foodie then this one is a no-brainer. 




4. Merkle-Periscopix - Programmatic Display Account Manager

Deadline: 5 June 2017


It’s a British classic that can’t be beaten, and now it’s made its way into the workplace. Fish and Chip Fridays at Merkle-Periscopix give everyone a weekly break from the fast-paced world of PPC Advertising – and with a £22,000 starting salary as Programmatic Display Account Manager, what's not to like?




5. Softcat - Graduate Sales Executive

Deadline: 25 April 2017


The Softcat gang really do have it all: top training, award-winning offices (officially the Best Place to Work 2016) and generous OTE of up to £26,000 for trainees in their first year. This all comes from their ethos that happy employees make the best employees: that’s why you will also find pool tables, Sky TV and a company Tiki Bar for an excellent way to slide into (or out of) the weekend. Opportunities are available across the UK - don't miss out.




6. Maxxima - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Deadline: 15 February 2018


Maxxima knows how to reward their team: as well as a commission scheme set to double your salary in year one, you can expect some pretty tasty treats every quarter when you meet your targets - which, thanks to dedicated support and training, is very likely. The location of this market-leading Recruitment company in Central London’s Shoreditch means there is no end of hot new places to visit; if that isn’t an incentive to succeed then I don’t know what is.




7. GradTouch - Developer

Deadline: 31 December 2017


It would be rude not to include ourselves on this list, as our office is full of dedicated food-lovers from across the UK and beyond. Whether it’s the weekly Friday lunches at various Manchester eateries, the daily Breakfast Club or our magically replenishing fruit bowl on the kitchen table, this is a team that takes keeping stomachs full very seriously. Join us as a Developer and work on exciting new programmes solutions to ensure we remain a game-changer in the graduate careers market.




8. Harvey Nash Newcastle - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Deadline: 22 July 2017


Top performers at this renowned Recruitment Agency can expect to enjoy exclusive lunch clubs on a monthly basis, alongside an already fantastic commission rate. With 40 offices across the globe and over 100 training modules available to grads, if you're based in the North East then you can't afford to let this opportunity pass by.




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