When you're smart, hard-working, determined and creative, finding a company that can match your talent and expectations can be tricky. But we think we've found your match. Here are 3 reasons why you should choose the FTSE 250 Company that is Betfair.
“You should never be the smartest person the room”. Those words were spoken by a Mr Michael Dell. He knows what’s he’s talking about.
At Betfair, you'll be taking a leaf out of Mr Dell's book as you'll be surrounded by some of the best business minds in the country. It’s a British success story that went from start-up to FTSE 250 in just 5 years and is expanding exponentially worldwide.
What’s more, they’re bright minds who love what they do and are committed to producing products of only the highest quality. These are the kind of innovative and creative people who make the best mentors for a graduate starting out in the workplace. You'll be learning from the very best.
An entrepreneurial environment like Betfair can only operate if its employees collaborate, share knowledge and build on each other’s ideas. Such a collaborative culture is vital for a graduate because not only are you building a professional network and learning from the best people around you, you'll also be looking to where your career trajectory will be headed. You can only find that out by talking to as many people as possible, which Betfair makes happen.
Furthermore, every graduate wants to beat expectations in their first role, and outperform. The best way to do this is to collaborate with colleagues and use their insights to improve on your own projects. At Betfair, you won't be a cog in a machine, you'll be expected to create something new, and your colleagues will be eager to help as they'll be just as passionate about their work as you are.
“If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” So says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Her next career tip is “follow the growth”, which is exactly what she did when she joined Mark Zuckerberg’s fledgling Facebook.
Betfair already has millions of users worldwide, but they are still striving for even more growth. Their world reach was bolstered by their official status as Partner to Manchester United FC, Barcelona FC, the English Rugby Union Team, and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Their prestige was confirmed by the Prime Minster when he recommended them for the rare Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
So what does this mean for you? It means that having a high-growth business on your CV will boost your career later on, it means that you’ll see how a successful company is built, it means you’ll only learn from the best - and it means that you’ll get to have some fun while doing it.
So what are you waiting for? To check out all current opportunities with Betfair click here. And why not check out their latest video. Work is Play after all.