23 April 2021 | By Chloe Isteed
Why Bournemouth is the place to be after university (and beyond!)
With seven miles of beautiful beaches and the New Forest just a stone’s throw away, Bournemouth offers a fantastic lifestyle for new graduates.
As graduation fast approaches, those final year assignments are likely your main focus. Yet it’s also perhaps time to consider your next big decision – where to live and work after university. Whether you’re feeling settled in your current location or fancy a complete change of scene, it’s important to find the right town or city for you.
Situated on the sunny South Coast, Bournemouth and its surrounding areas have something to offer everyone. From the buzzing nightlife and vibrant cafes, to an array of outdoor activities – there’s always plenty to do! And with the iconic Jurassic Coast and New Forest also just around the corner, there are ample opportunities to relax and explore in your free time.
Sound good? Well, if you need more convincing, don’t take our word for it – here are three key reasons why Bournemouth is the best place to kick-start your career…
- Number one for happiness
Creating a positive work-life balance is important, so where better to do so than in the town rated as the happiest place to work? In a recent survey, Bournemouth residents voted their town top of the list(1) – surf, sea and sand no doubt contributing to the result!
- A graduate hotspot
Ranked in the top 10 as one of the ‘best graduate towns/cities’(2), Bournemouth’s famous seaside location and exceptionally high employment rate make it a great choice for building your future.
- The UK’s ‘Silicon Valley’
According to a 2020 Tech Nation report, Bournemouth has been dubbed the fastest growing digital town in the UK(3). Having adopted the nickname ‘Silicon Beach’, where better to work for a tech company (like Bistech!) than in the tech hub of the UK itself?
So now you’ve set your sights on Bournemouth, it’s crucial to find a company that aligns with your values, aspirations and future plans.
Located close to the centre of it all, and fully focused on providing excellent support and training to our people, Bistech is an ideal company to start a rewarding business or technology career. Take a look at more reasons to join us in our recent blog. And if you think Bistech is the right fit for you, check out our current vacancies and apply today!
(1) Smart Survey, ‘The happiest UK cities to work’, 2020
(2) Debut Careers, ‘Graduate career index’, 2020
(3) Digital Storm, ‘Bournemouth coined the hub of digital’, 2020