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8 companies that encourage grads to have fun in the office

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

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 8 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. Shopper Media Group - Client Associate 

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

Shopper Media Group 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. Enjoy free breakfast and fruit everyday, get involved in various socials and all-company get togethers and celebrate the end of the week with 3pm beer o'clock and 4pm finishes on Fridays. 




2. AlphaSights - Graduate Associate Programme - Hamburg - Summer 2020 

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

Join AlphaSights in their Hamburg office and as well as getting to experience all that Germany has to offer you'll also enjoy a whole range of benefits in the office: free breakfast, drinks and snacks, an on-site gym, table Football and morning yoga. Plus, a celebration is never too far away at AlphaSights so there will always be something to look forward to. 




3. Tempo - Customer Support Executive - Manchester

  • ​​​​​​​Where: Manchester
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP

Work hard, play hard is the motto at Tempo. When you're not dealing with candidate queries and managing the recruitment process you might take some time out to play ping pong with the team or catch up over some food at a team lunch. Plus, as well as ensuring you're having fun, Tempo really value your wellbeing too - you'll have access to mental health coaching whenever you need it. 




4. NMPi - Graduate Paid Search and PPC Account Executive

  • Where: 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. And of course, you can also look forward to plenty of other office perks including company lunches, breakfast and Friday drinks. Kick-off your Digital Advertising career in London by clicking below.




5. Pro-Recruitment Group - Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Where: London
  • Salary: Up to £25,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

There's a reason why Pro-Recruitment Group have a 4.7 Glassdoor rating - they promote an office environment that's fun, vibrant, social and down to earth. This relaxed atmosphere is reflected in their flexi-time option and casual dress code, not to mention the annual ski trip that gives everyone the chance to let their hair down. 




6. The Media People - Graduate Account Executive 

  • Where: Hatton Garden, London
  • Salary: From £20,000 + bonuses 
  • 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. 




7. Maxxima - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: Shoreditch, London
  • Salary: £22,000 + commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP

This company's Shoreditch office is 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. 




8. Spencer Ogden - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £22,500 
  • When to apply: 30 Nov 2020

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.