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Boringstoke to Amazingstoke: 3 reasons why Basingstoke is a great place to look for work in 2020

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Another year is almost over and with less than 50 shopping days before Christmas, you may also be thinking about a career move in the New Year. Why not consider a job in Basingstoke?

Located in Basing View, one of Basingstoke’s growing business communities, Wote Street People know what a great place Basingstoke is to live and work.

Here’s why…

1. Easy travel links

Basingstoke’s accessible travel links mean commuting to work couldn’t be easier. The Basingstoke train station is situated in the heart of the town, and is supported by a reliable bus service too. Don’t feel like a long journey? Good, because here’s how long (or little) it takes you to travel by car from surrounding towns and cities:

  • Reading – Basingstoke 30 minutes
  • Winchester – Basingstoke 20 minutes
  • Southampton – Basingstoke 45 minutes
  • Andover – Basingstoke 20 minutes

Remember driving isn’t your only option as a train journey is even shorter!

2. Big brands and business community

The expansion of the business community, such as the regeneration of Basing View and Chineham Business Park is a big deal for Basingstoke and is another reason to consider working here. Corporates are choosing  Basingstoke as an alternative location to London due to its proximity to the city and the substantially lower business rents and rates. Basingstoke is home to many big brands like Sony, The AA, Barclays, Eli Lilly and over 6,000 other businesses in all sectors – from pharmaceuticals, IT, financial services to engineering and manufacturing. Basingstoke is a place where there are opportunities for your career to develop whatever your skills and experience – we can help you find what you’re looking for with our long-standing relationships with many HR departments in the area.

90% of Basingstoke businesses are small to medium sized, so it’s a place of innovation and creativity too.

3. Excellent amenities

Enough with the business talk… Basingstoke has some worthwhile amenities which could spice up your day outside of office hours.

Festival Place shopping centre is one of our biggest attractions and only a 5-minute walk from the train station. Shop till’ you drop, dine at one of many restaurants or kick back and watch a film at The Vue cinema. If it doesn’t stop for you when the working day ends then fear not as Basingstoke is also home to plenty of gyms including Anytime Fitness, Beechdown, Festival Place Sports Centre and more!

Don’t forget about the new Village Hotel coming to Basingstoke February 2020 too! With stylish rooms, smart tech, mouth-watering food and drink, a Starbucks, vibrant Pub & Grill and a state-of-the-art gym and swimming pool, there’s even more reason to look for work in Basingstoke in the New Year!

If you’re looking for work in Basingstoke we can connect you to the best employers in the area. Just give us a call on 01256 799 127 and our friendly team to arrange a time to drop by  or email maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk

Established for over 28 years, Wote Street have firm, long-standing relationships with many companies in the area an excellent reputation within the Basingstoke job vacancies market. We find our candidates permanent, temporary, full time and part time jobs as well as providing organisations with quality staff.

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