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With over 20 years heritage we’re the UK’s largest multi-service provider and still growing. We supply almost 200k businesses with their gas, electricity, water, insurance, card payment terminals, mobile, broadband and telecoms services. We’ve won numerous awards over the years, and this is because our colleagues and customers are at the heart of everything we do. With offices in Glasgow, Central Manchester, South Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Nottingham and employing over 1000 people – we’re on a mission to be the one-stop essential services provider to small businesses, making customers lives easy and helping our people succeed.

At Verastar, we don’t just do jobs, we do careers. We’ve got ambitious growth plans, and our people will grow with us. We’ll give you everything you need to develop and succeed. That means things like flexible working, a totally transparent rewards structure, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and the control to drive your own career and shape your own opportunities.

What you’ll do as a Business Graduate

As a Business Graduate you will gain an unrivalled insight into the workings of Verastar and have an incredible opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including people management, teamwork, project management and stakeholder management.

Before settling into your permanent role, you’ll complete a structured 18-month development programme with the following rotations.

  • Setting you up to succeed (6-months) – You’ll complete a strategic business rotation plan in our customer facing teams and gain first-hand knowledge of how we attract, support, and grow our customer base.
  • Starting to specialise (12-months) – Once you’ve learnt how we do things you’ll begin specialising in up to two of the following business areas:
    • Commercial
    • Customer Care
    • Data and Insights / Product
    • Finance
    • IT Development
    • IT Operations
    • Legal, Risk and Compliance
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    • People – HR, Talent Acquisition & Learning and Development
    • Project Management
  • 3 business projects – working with our senior business leaders and other Graduates the projects will give you the opportunity to showcase your abilities and directly impact change within our Company.

Want to know more? Check out our website for full details on our scheme

Qualifications and other requirements

If you have a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline (or 2:2 if you have a master’s degree or higher) we’d love to hear from you. In addition, you will need to show the following:

  • Confidence, enthusiasm, and a drive to succeed in a business environment
  • Commercial awareness that supports effective business decision making
  • A well-rounded skillset and ability to adapt to different departments, processes, and roles
  • A united approach to teamwork and ability to communicate at all levels, from front line staff to members of senior management, including Company Directors
  • An open mind and a passion to learn the business from the bottom up
  • Eligibility to live and work permanently in the UK

In return for your hard work, you’ll get 

  • Core benefits including pension contributions and life assurance
  • Great discounts on 100s of high street and online stores
  • 25 days holiday and the option to buy up to 5 days more
  • Cycle to work and travel loans for people wanting a greener commute
  • Wellbeing support includes 24/7 access to a GP, mental health support, get fit programmes and free legal and financial guidance

The important extras  

  • Amazing on-site facilities, such as a free on-site gym, free parking, subsidised café and to top it off an on-site subsided bar for after-work drinks, quiz nights and social events
  • Opportunities to get involved in charity fundraising and volunteering days through our giving back movement
  • Full time/Permanent contract of 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday, No weekends and every bank holiday off

Where to find us

Our newly refurbished HQ is based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park. We’re only a stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short 5-minute walk from the Airport Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre. We also have plenty of free on-site car parking as well as a bike locker if you choose to cycle in.

What happens next

If you’re looking for an exciting Graduate based role with great benefits at an award-winning company, then Verastar is the place for you. To be part of our continued success click ‘Apply’ today to take the next step in your career.

Our Story

Verastar was established in 1998 and is one of the UK’s leading providers of essential services to small businesses. We supply a wide range of essential services – Fixed Lines, Broadband, Mobile, Water, Gas, Green Electricity and Insurance through our sister company The Insurance Octopus. Our goal is to simplify essential services for our customers by offering the widest range of products on the market. Not only have we experienced continued growth and strong financial performance as a result, we have been recognised by the following awards:

  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2019
  • Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019
  • Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019
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