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Ellie Giles

SME Graduate Jobs

Have you considered opportunities with start-up firms? These smaller companies might just be the perfect fit for you, and here’s 4 reasons why you should consider them…

1. They Might Be On To Something Big

Working for start ups can be particularly exiting and rewarding. If you're comfortable with a flexible, rapidly changing and dynamic working environment then a start up can be a springboard for you to discover what you're good at and how much you can contribute to a company. Getting to make your personal mark on a company in the early stages can be a uniquely rewarding experience. 

2. You Can Shape Your Own Role 

Working in a smaller company often means having a broader job role. The companies changing needs can mean you are required to use many different skills and each day could mean working on a different problem. Although you may be hired for a certain role initially if demonstrate your interest or strength in a specific area then you have a good chance of being encouraged to make sensible adaptions to your own job role.

3. You Can Work Closely With The Directors 

One type of invaluable experience you can get from working in a start up is getting to work closely with the founders. Company founders and directors are often experts in their field and are incredibly passionate about what they do. 

4. The Unique Working Environment 

Often, you can expect to work within a small team of like-minded people and enjoy a more flexible working environment based on trust. If you are motivated to work hard autonomously and take the initiative, this may be the ideal environment for you to flourish. Small offices often have a family feel and you're likely to know everyone within your company! 

If you want the opportunity to work independently, take ownership and demonstrate just how talented you are then joining a start-up could be a worthwhile choice. 



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