7 companies who encourage their employees to have fun outside of the office

With the average full-time employee putting in around 40 hours of work a week in the UK, getting along with your colleagues is pretty important.

Well, what better way to create team spirit and productive relationships than taking time out of the office to bond?

Scroll down to find seven teams hiring grads now who genuinely enjoy spending time together outside of work, which in turn helps to create a fantastic working environment.


1. Euro London - Associate Consultant

  • London
  • £20,000 - £22,000
  • Deadline: 17 August 2018

With offices across the continent and over 15 languages spoken in the London team alone, it will come as no surprise that Euro London is Europe’s largest independent, language-orientated recruitment consultancy. All these different cultures are celebrated in the office, with World Food Day taking place regularly as a fantastic company lunch. There's also plenty going on outside of the office too - bubble football, boat parties, outdoor cinema trips and more.

If you speak a second language, this is an opportunity to launch your career as a specialist Associate Consultant and take advantage of their outstanding commission scheme.



2. Murray McIntosh – Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Reading
  • £18,000 - £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 16 January 2018

Founded on a belief that work should be about individual empowerment, this fast-evolving firm treat their staff extremely well. Whether it’s their training scheme which is designed to help grads achieve professional qualifications, an unrivalled commission structure, or rewards such as holidays to Las Vegas or Prague, they offer a host of benefits to say 'thank you' for a job well done. On top of this, their office is a hub of activity, with sporty events scheduled throughout the year including Iron Man events, Three Peak challengesall-star bowling and crazy golf.

With a starting salary of up to £20,000 plus all of the above, their Trainee Recruitment Consultant opportunity really is a good one. Take a look here:  




3. Next - Trainee Merchandiser

  • Leicester
  • £21,228
  • Deadline: 8 November 2017

I’m pretty certain we all have, or know someone who has, bought something in Next in the last year. With over 700 stores worldwide and a booming online directory business, they are one of the biggest Retail names around and one of the UK’s top employers. They’re also a sociable bunch, whose graduates are always looking for excuses to head out bowling, for a Nando's, or a BBQ. Even in the office, onsite coffee and smoothie bars mean there's always a place to go for a catch-up.

If your talent for numbers is second only to your flair for fashion, then their Trainee Merchandiser scheme is perfect for you. More details about this £21,000 job can be found here:




4. Maxxima – Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Shoreditch, London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 15 February 2018

Maxxima has been offering high-quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. Working with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas, as a business they are ambitious and commercially minded. However, perhaps even more importantly, they really like to have fun. Their teams regularly go for meals and drinks out in central London and those who hit their targets get to enjoy exclusive events together as a reward for their hard work.

Find out why this employer has appeared in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 twice, as well as Real Business Magazine's Hot 100 – apply for their Trainee Recruitment Consultant role, with a salary of £20,000 plus bonuses, today:




6. AMV BBDO - Account Executive

  • London Bridge, London
  • £23,000
  • Deadline: 26 October 2017

As the largest advertising agency inthe UK, the Abbot Mead Vicars branch of world-leading brand BBDO are heavyweights in the marketing industry. THeir AMV Academy is full of the brightest talent 2017 has to offer, all ready to take on board every tip and trick available for creating your own successful advertising campaign. Are you ready to join them? You can expect early summer finishes, office-wide sports teams to join and absolutely mega Christmas parties. Hurry though: their doors won't be open forever.



6. Softcat - Graduate Account Executive

  • London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 28 October 2017

It’s easy to see why IT solutions provider Softcat was voted the UK's Official Best Workplace last year and ranked in the European top ten for four years in a row – they know the secret to happy customers is a happy team, who operate as one big family. Management’s commitment to ensuring team spirit is high throughout the year, combined with the fact that they hire hundreds of grads each year, means the social scene in every one of their UK offices is phenomenal. From days out go-karting and chilli-eating contests, to fancy dress parties and incredible Christmas extravaganzas, you won’t find a career that’s this much fun elsewhere.

If you think you could fit in at this fun-loving, award-winning team, check out their nationwide Graduate Account Executive opportunities, offering you the chance to make £20,000 plus commission. Click here:



7. Merkle-Periscopix - PPC Marketing Account Marketing

  • Tower Bridge, London
  • £22,000 - £25,000
  • Deadline: 8 December 2017

As a Times top 100 employer, Merkle-Periscopix is one of the best places to launch your Digital Marketing career after your graduation. After completing their thorough training programme, their PPC Marketing Display Account Manager role will see you taking ownership of online search campaigns for big name clients. As well as having great autonomy from very early on, you’ll enjoy an amazing culture thanks to an average age of 27: expect drinks every Friday at 4.30pm (affectionately named "Four Thirsty"), office ping-pong matches, a company book club, onsite film auditorium and so much more…  

Just graduated? They're hiring for a Spring 2018 start right now:




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