With a degree from a British university, you’ll have a vast ocean of career opportunities laid out in front of you. And for recent graduates who want to work overseas rather than sticking around on their home turf, there are even more intriguing options to consider.
If you need a nudge in the direction of some cool companies to work for on the continent, here are just a few of the top firms to add to your list of prospective employers. So spruce up your CV and start the search for your dream job in Europe.
French videogame behemoth Ubisoft is responsible for creating some of the most iconic franchises in the business, from classic platformer Rayman to record-breaking action adventure series Assassin’s Creed. And if you fancy getting into game development, it has a lot of opportunities available, with offices across the continent.
Its global HQ is in the buzzing city of Paris, but you can also work in places like Malmo in Sweden, Kyiv in Ukraine and Dusseldorf in Germany. With various graduate schemes available within its various departments, it can accommodate programmers, artists and marketing specialists alike.
Another advantage of working for Ubisoft is that its global reach extends to the UK, Canada and beyond. So if you do want to return home in the future, or head even further afield with your career, you’ll have the option to do just that.
The meteoric growth of iGaming has allowed a number of innovative new companies to emerge and shake things up in an ever-changing industry.
Casumo is one of its rising stars at the moment, delivering a fresh approach to online casino entertainment that blends traditional gaming experiences with social elements. Its unique brand identity helps it to stand out from the crowd, and it has won several industry accolades in the course of its short history.
It has a variety of exciting roles for British graduates, with offices in sunny Malta as well as hip and happening Barcelona. From customer management to backend development and content creation, there is something for every skill set. Check out its careers site or keep up to date with the Casumo Twitter page for the latest jobs.
Streaming service Spotify has completely revolutionised the music industry since its inception, as well as inspiring a number of imitators that haven’t managed to match its success. And like many modern companies which emerged in the internet age, it aims to offer a cool, contemporary working environment for its employees.
If you fancy living in the beautiful Swedish capital of Stockholm, then it’s the perfect company to pick. It also has offices in various other far-flung locations, from Germany to Australia. And there are lots of potential positions you can fill, covering content and social media management to data, analytics and design.
Spotify keeps its employees happy with various perks, from social events and in-office entertainment to music gigs and global get-togethers which the entire company will attend. If offers internships and other opportunities for students who are still studying, as well as graduate positions.
Ok, so working for Ireland-based software firm Teamwork.com might not technically count as getting a job with a continental outfit. But it still provides a unique experience outside of the UK. And the new offices that the company occupies are some of the most jaw-droppingly awesome you’ll ever see.
Forget stairs; employees of this company use slides to get from one floor to another, so long as they’re going down. It also fosters a relaxed attitude to office life, with free food throughout the day and a less rigid approach to working hours. This is ideal if you want to fit your job to your life, not the other way around.
In addition to its Irish headquarters, it also has a presence in Germany and even all the way over in China. So if you have a degree in software development and design, it could be a good alternative to some of the more obvious picks like Google and Microsoft.
Before you jump head first into a graduate job with any company, be sure to do your research. This is even more important if the firm is based in another country, as there are all sorts of factors that will impact whether or not the role is right for you.
This is not just about checking up on the company’s working culture, perks and reputation as an employer. You also need to think about things like the cost of living in the country you will be moving to, the transport links that will help you get back home to see friends and family, the differences in climate you might have to cope with and lots of other variables.