Remember the stress of finding the right university for you?
As well as weighing up the course modules and accommodation options, I’m sure that the local culture (including the nightlife, of course) had its fair part to play in helping to make that crucial decision.
Well, why should choosing your graduate job be any different?
If you’re looking at relocating for a role, then doing some research into the surrounding area that you could soon call home is pretty important before you get started.
We’ve started some of the work for you, with an exclusive insight into seven towns and cities where award-winning software solutions company Softcat is hiring for their Graduate Sales Executive role right now.
With offices across the country, Softcat is the leading business-to-business provider of IT solutions in the UK. Offering grads OTE of up to £26,000 in year one and industry-leading training, the opportunities below are seriously not to be missed.
These opportunities are closing at midnight on Saturday 28 October: don't miss out.
1. Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Just 33 miles from London itself, the picturesque market town of Marlow is the perfect combination of green space and urban living. Officially the UK’s Best Place to Work in 2016 (as voted by Great Place to Work), you will receive expert training to ensure you know all there is to know about the range of IT solutions Softcat offers and can promote these to your clients with confidence. With parks and restaurants aplenty to choose from, you’ll struggle to run out of things to do at the weekend, whilst the sights of the capital are only a short train ride away if you fancy an adventure.
Ready to start your graduate career here?
2. Southampton, South West England
The very newest of the Softcat crew, these shiny Southampton offices are due to open at the end of this year. Benefit from the established Softcat training programme as well as state-of-the-art facilities, whilst earning up to £24,000 with uncapped commission. You'll be based right on the seaside too, with plenty of attractions to explore as well as direct connections across the UK and beyond thanks to a busy port and train station.
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3. Leeds, North Yorkshire
With vibrant nightlife, kept buzzing by the city’s universities, as well as a plethora of shopping centres and theatres, the metropolitan culture of Leeds has something for everyone. Joining a group of 45 as a Graduate Account Executive, you’ll soon feel part of the team, thanks to their award-winning training and graduate induction programme. There’s always plenty going on outside of work too, whether it’s heading out for dinner or hosting an Xbox tournament in the office, or you can always take a break in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that’s on your doorstep.
This team is waiting for you to say hello.
4. Bristol, South West England
Centuries of history, modern renovations and a buzzing hub of cultural attractions – Bristol has it all. You’ll have access to everything the city has to offer from your base in the centre, with shiny new offices that only opened this year. Thanks to Bristol's spot by the River Avon, you can always make the most of sunny days by the docks, whilst cathedrals and cafes across the city will provide plenty of hideaways in the winter months. Softcat believes that happy employees make the best employees, so if you have a suggestion for making improvements, whether it’s getting a new ping pong table or starting a club at lunchtime, you will be listened to here.
Like the sound of Bristol living?
5. Glasgow, Scotland
If you're a Glasgow student or graduate then you'll recognise the snap above from the university campus - but there's plenty more beautiful sights in and around this Scottish city. With a new market to take hold of, there’s loads of potential here to make your mark from an early stage, whilst the central location means you can take advantage of the city’s plentiful shops, bars and cafes too.
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Situated between Liverpool Street and Moorgate station, your Zone 1 location will ensure that you are at the very heart of the action in the capital with Softcat. Alongside managing clients and building relationships with new business, you can balance the action-packed social scene with some of the office welfare perks, from the office masseuse to regular team yoga sessions. The uncapped commission scheme means that you'll have plenty of pocket money to enjoy your weekends, too.
The capital is calling:
7. Manchester, North West England
We saved the best until last: it’s no surprise that Softcat has a place in the Northern Powerhouse, although we might be a little biased as it’s also home to GradTouch HQ. The open-plan vibe here means there are no closed doors between graduate and management, and you can expect to be a key part of the team from day one. As well as plenty of places to hang out in the city centre, from the indie Norther Quarter to shiny Spinningfields, make sure you begin your evening in the office Tiki Bar, complete with an adjacent games room to start the weekend right.
Looking for a job in the North West?