Here at Bright Network, we know that picking the company to kick start your career with can be daunting. As a Bright member, there are a wealth of opportunities available to you and it can be hard to know which of the many brilliant firms vying for your attention will be the best fit. Which of your criteria are you willing to compromise? Or wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to?
Betfair is a company which ticks a lot of boxes - breadth of roles, fantastic learning, high growth company, entrepreneurial culture & competitive pay, not to mention great location, great people and great products. Not sold yet? Read on for more on our top five reasons to consider a career with Betfair...
1. The best of big and small
You know the drill - big companies offer great grad schemes with brilliant training, great rewards & international opportunities, and small companies pride themselves on getting things done quickly, employing passionate people and remaining entrepreneurial in everything they do.
Having grown from a start up to a FTSE 250 company in just five years, Betfair effectively spans both of these worlds and truly has the best of both - international travel opportunities (to Portugal, Romania, Ireland & more) and fantastic benefits (from pay to sports tickets & stash) as well as a fundamentally entrepreneurial culture (of which FedEx day is just one example) and a staff of highly driven individuals who are passionate about gaming and sport. If you're looking for a role that will stretch you and provide scale but in a personal, friendly and high performance environment - look no further.
2. Super smart, super sharp colleagues
There is something absolutely brilliant about working with smart people. Whether in a creative, technical or operational role - bright people are stimulating to work with and teams of smart cookies come up with great ideas. Whether you're working on an enabling technology, a new product idea or platform, or the marketing required to drive engagement with a particular gaming concept - bouncing ideas around and developing solutions with people who are fundamentally intellectually curious is not only great for work - it's great fun.
Knowing Betfair's high standards, we weren't too surprised when we met the Trading team at Betfair to learn that the team is literally made up of rocket scientists. Now if that isn't a recipe for success - what is?
3. Committed to development
It's often a cliche to describe the people of a company as their 'greatest asset' but the proof really is in the professional development. At Betfair you can expect to work and learn with industry experts on projects you can feel proud and passionate about.Betfair are committed to developing their people to work on everything from skills and capabilities through to behaviours and relationship management. This means real development and progression in an evolving industry. Graduates that join on the graduate scheme can expect two years of accelerated learning to allow you to progress into managerial roles or into more technical expert positions.
As Betfair say themselves, "we firmly believe that no one knows better how to improve our business than the people working in it. That’s why we regularly ask for our employees' input, which helps drive performance even higher." You heard it here first.
4. Breadth of benefits
When we talk about benefits we mean everything from pay, to working hours, to office location and beyond. Betfair scores highly on all of these counts. The firm provide highly competitive starting salaries, you'll be working in great shiny offices in Hammersmith (by the river - very idyllic) and can expect opportunities to travel to Portugal, Romania and Ireland. Betfair also prides itself on a great work life balance and employees are encouraged to attend a number of sports events or to join the company sports teams throughout your working life. When they say work is play, they mean it.
5. Work is play
There aren't many jobs that allow you to talk about sport and technology and gaming all day. If you're already passionate about one, or indeed all three, of these areas then you should seriously consider the opportunity to pursue a career that allows you to think and talk about them all day.