Nottingham offers an eclectic mix of entertainment including a vibrant club scene, canoeing, rowing, sailing, water skiing and even white water rafting
Home of the world famous Robin Hood, Nottingham’s compact city centre, pedestrianised streets and tram system make it easy to get around. There are lots of places to discover, boutique shops in Hockley and Derby Road, the centrepiece that is Old Market Square and major fashion labels on Bridlesmith Gate, in the Victoria Centre and The Exchange.
Nottingham also offers an eclectic mix of entertainment from a relaxed pint in a traditional English pub to a glass of wine on the terrace of a cosmopolitan café and a trip to Nottingham's vibrant club scene. For the more adventurous the National Water sports Centre offers canoeing, rowing, sailing, water skiing and even white water rafting. Alternatively, for a more leisurely day, you can walk along the waterside, go fishing, play golf or watch world class Cricket at Trent Bridge.
Where is Beeston, Nottingham
Our Atos office is situated in Beeston, a suburb just 3 miles outside Nottingham city centre.
Are there any other grads working from this office?
There are large number of graduates and apprentices at Beeston. Although we’re spread across different projects, we frequently meet up for lunch, dinner, drinks and other social events in town.
Is it easy to travel and park?
There is a free car park onsite and an overflow car park just across the road – the onsite park has reserved spaces only until 10am so it’s usually easier just to use the overflow. The roads nearby are currently very busy in the mornings due to the construction of the new tram line through Beeston – we expect this to continue until at least winter 2014.
The train station is also over the road from the office, with very frequent services to Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway and beyond. Beeston bus station is around a ten-minute walk, with buses running all day in all directions.
If I move to the area, where are the best places to live?
A lot of our graduates and apprentices live in Beeston or the centre of Nottingham, with some in the surroundings suburbs (Long Eaton, Stapleford, West Bridgford, etc.). Some of these suburbs are on a train line, whilst others require a car. Beeston is quiet and relatively cheap, but doesn’t have much in the way of nightlife. Dunkirk and Lenton are the student areas, with a lot more going on but with higher rents and more noise.
What are the options for lunch?
There are sandwich shops in the business park behind the site and a well-stocked Co-op a few minutes’ walk away. Further afield you’ll find a large Tesco and the town centre, with the usual array of sandwich, coffee and pasty shops. The Victoria Pub backs onto the train station and has good food. The office itself has a breakout room on each floor with tea, coffee and squash. There are also tables, chairs and vending machines spread around.