Life after university can feel a bit daunting, but in Basingstoke there are jobs, good and reasonably priced places to live, and lots to do in your free time - whether its sport, arts, shopping or nightlife that is important to you.

graduates in Basingstoke

Basingstoke is 48 minutes from London Waterloo, and minutes from the M3 and M4. Oxford, London and the south coast are all with an hour’s drive so it’s easy to keep in touch with friends and family.

The cost of living here compares very favourably to other places in the south east but to give you an idea, a studio flat in an older property in the town centre is likely to cost around £450/month and a bigger modern 2 bed apartment will be around £825 a month

(Details above provided by Leaders

Basingstoke is a prosperous town offering a high standard of living with relatively low costs as compared to the neighbouring towns of Reading, Southampton and Guildford.

Starting roles at Graduate Salary level include:

  • Finance/marketing/law: start at £20-25,000
  • Business Admin/PA roles: start at £22-£25,000
  • Supply Chain/logistics roles: start at £27,000
  • Sales/business development, recruitment roles: start at £20 -£25,000 plus commission OTE £35,000
  • Marketing & Sales roles working on projects plus European languages: start at £22,000-£25,000

(Details above provided by 1:1 Recruitment Ltd

There are over 6,000 businesses in Basingstoke from global names to new start-ups – many of them are looking for talented graduates. The listing below will help you find something that suits you.



“I came to Basingstoke on a placement and really enjoyed the life here, so was pleased to come back now I’ve graduated”

Jon,  graduate from Sheffield Hallam University now working at Lilly UK.


“A well connected town with great job opportunities”

Richard graduated from LSE, now working at AXA Wealth, Basingstoke


“Basingstoke has everything you need to build your career and a really great lifestyle as well being close to London”

Simon from Bournemouth University, now working at HCR

A Town with plenty of opportunity

Some of the many businesses in Basingstoke