20 June 2014, by Amy Wood
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the JobCrowd 2014 awards for Best Graduate Employers on behalf of Softwire. Now Softwire have won their fair share of awards, including coming in the top 25 of the Sunday Times’ Best Small Companies to Work For Award for the last four years running, but as a graduate working for them I was excited to find out where we’d place in this one.
I can now happily announce that Softwire came top of their category! That’s right, out of all IT companies with a “smaller graduate intake”, Softwire were voted the best for graduates to work at! Across all sectors, we placed 8th overall.
I’d certainly say that it’s worth a pat on the back for all the people here who put so much effort into looking after our graduates. Speaking from personal experience I can only really sing Softwire’s praises. I’ve had all manner of jobs – from selling sofas to cheffing in London restaurants – and I have never before come across a place that cares so deeply about the welfare, training and progression of its employees.
If it wasn’t already enough that I get to work for such a great company, they then sent me and a colleague along to collect our award at a ceremony presented by Alex Horne (presenter of The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4 and as it happens one of my favourite comedians). It was a lovely evening and made me even prouder of this great company. So well done to everyone, for all of your effort, all of your care and dedication. It’s definitely a hard-earned and well deserved trophy for the cabinet!