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11 companies that encourage grads to have fun in the office

We understand that grads want to work with companies that offer more than just a salary and a job title; they want careers that offer a good lifestyle and a positive experience too.

Below are eleven teams that recognise having a culture that actively encourages employees to unwind, and even gives them the tools to do so, is as important as handing out pay checks at the end of the month.

Go take a look and let the good times roll...

 

1. Alfa - Graduate Programme

  • Where: Moorgate, London
  • Salary: £40,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

Alfa want every single one of their employees to have a great time at work, and they go to great lengths to make sure it happens. Grab a coffee and some sweet treats in their very own coffee bar, get involved in various weekly social activities and celebrate the end of the week with Friday drinks.

 

 

 

2. Delphis Eco - Media and Customer Communications Assistant

  • Where: Battersea, London
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

If your idea of having fun in the office involves office dogs, then Delphis Eco is where you need to be. As well as helping to make the planet a cleaner and greener place to live, they also help to make your time at work as enjoyable as possible, with company socials, bonuses, Friday beers and some furry friends.

 

 

 

3. NMPi - Graduate Programmatic Display Analyst

  • Where: Angel, London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP

NMPi’s talented team is made up of everyone from dancers to baseball players, yacht masters to martial artists. So, it’s lucky that this active bunch can enjoy burning off any extra energy with a game of table football in the office. Kick-off your Digital Advertising career in London by clicking below:

 

 

 

4. Maclean Moore - Graduate Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £20,000 - £50,000 OTE
  • When to apply: ASAP

Maclean Moore are looking for competitive graduates to join their sales-driven, fast-paced office environment. They've got a pool table, air hockey and ping-pong tables in the office for you to unwind and bond with your colleagues - or enjoy some friendly competition.

 

 

 

5. FDM – Technology Consultant 

  • Where: London, Leeds, Glasgow 
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP

FDM isn’t just at the forefront of digital innovation, they’re also leading the way when it comes to graduate careers. Last year, they launched over 1,100 careers, making them one of the largest graduate employers in the UK. However, they still know how important it is to take time out, with offices featuring pool tables, table football and more to help keep smiles on everyone’s faces. 

 

 

 

6. BookingGo - Graduate Software Engineer

  • Where: Manchester
  • Salary: £32,000
  • When to apply: 31 January 2019

There's a reason why BookingGo's HQ is known as "Manchester's coolest office" - they've created a workplace that reflects their passion, diversity and global focus. From a beach-themed, subsidised canteen to casino-themed meeting rooms and more, this is no ordinary office. Join them as a Graduate Software Engineer and see for yourself.

 

 

 

7. Tiro Partners - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: ASAP

Join Tiro Partners and move away from the corporate culture associated with Recruitment into a more relaxed environment. Located in the green space of Clapham Common - when the weather permits - you'll be able to step outside the office to enjoy a beer with your colleagues at the end of week. 

 

 

 

8. The Media People - Graduate Account Executive 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £20,000 
  • When to apply: ASAP

The Media People are big advocates of an enjoyable working life. If you enjoy tunes while you work then you'll fit right in - ask their resident DJ Hannah nicely and she might even play your favourite song. There's also an office drinks trolly that is always fully-stocked ready for everyone to celebrate together each Friday. Want to join the fun? Click below. 

 

 

 

9. Maxxima - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: Shoreditch, London
  • Salary: £20,000 plus commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP

This company's Shoreditch office had a brand new makeover in 2017; it's now a light and spacious space to work, with a Sky TV in the background you can retreat to in your lunch hour to relax. Maxxima respect their employees' individuality, introducing a relaxed dress-code to match their strong collaborative culture. Click below to find out how you can join them. 

 

 

 

10. Spencer Ogden - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £20,000 plus commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP

Spencer Ogden wanted to provide their employees with an inspiring and invigorating environment. This means that in London you will have your Monday team catch up in an Underground-themed booth, whilst in Perth you can hold client meetings in a beach-inspired Club Room. Not to forget the office ping-pong tables for everyone to use. 

 

 

 

11. GradTouch – Developer

  • Where: Manchester
  • Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

I can speak from first-hand experience here: GradTouch is a very fun place to be. Yes, we work hard, but we also know how important it is to unwind. There’s a heap of activities in our trendy Northern Quarter base to help, including a ping-pong table and free onsite bar. We also get together for a free lunch, office quiz and after-work drinks on a Friday to round off the week in the best way.

 

 

 

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