From the pretty Georgian terraces of Clifton to the graffiti-covered streets of Stokes Croft and the colourful waterfront - Bristol is a city as diverse as its inhabitants.
Recently named by The Independent as the best place to live in 2017, Bristol certainly has a lot to offer.
Most sites have limited parking that staff can use on a permit basis.
All properties are located in central Bristol, meaning transport links, including trains and buses are easily accessible.
Bike stores are located at all of our properties.
All properties are within touching distance of a huge number of shops and cafes comfortably reached within a lunch break.
“The excitement of helping the students through such a crucial part of their life and seeing them continue to grow and succeed is truly fantastic.”
Our people Chris Cater City Manager
We truly care about what we do, empowering individuals to make decisions and positively impact on the day to day life of our students, while having plenty of fun along the way, says Chris Cater, City Manager.
Chris Cater City Manager
I’m currently City Manager for our properties in Bath and Bristol, but before that I was City Manager for Manchester, and then Regional Service and Sales Manager for all cities between Aberdeen and Coventry. I was originally approached by a recruitment agency regarding the role, and when I looked into it, I was completely sold on the company! I grew up with higher education being a prominent part of family life, so the opportunity to work so closely with the sector was a real draw for me. There’s no more diverse and interesting a group of people than students! The excitement of helping them through such a crucial part of their life and seeing them continue to grow and succeed is truly fantastic.
There’s never a boring day with students around! And the environment is great – people are incredibly friendly and welcoming and anyone can talk to anyone. All departments really care about delivering the best service to our students, and that common goal means we continually strive to improve. Nothing stands still either, the pace is fast and we’re constantly evolving to stay ahead of the pack.
The company provide some really nice extras that are the icing on the cake in terms of benefits, and it really does feel like you’re cared about and not just another number. The culture is key, but that’s created by the people within the business and starts from the top down.
"I like working with the students because it gives me a chance to meet the customer face to face and it's a great feeling when we provide a good service and receive positive feedback."
Our people Alex Gilbert Maintenance Operative, Bristol
Bristol Maintenance Operative, Alex Gilbert, explains why he enjoys working for the leader in student accommodation and reveals why the company has such a great reputation for developing employees.
Alex Gilbert Maintenance Operative, Bristol
I love the working environment and the support I get at Unite Students. I really appreciate that the company takes the time to recognise the hard work I put in and invest in training and developing my skills. The good working environment and the feeling of teamwork and support is amazing. There's real cooperation between the different city teams, too.
I like working with the students because it gives me a chance to meet the customer face to face and it's a great feeling when we provide a good service and receive positive feedback.
“It’s great to have a set of values that you believe in and can see being delivered.”
Our people Mike Jenkins Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Supervisor, Mike Jenkins, explains why the great culture at Unite Students means everyone works together to have fun – and deliver excellent customer service at the same time.
Mike Jenkins Maintenance Supervisor
The culture at Unite Students is very friendly and exciting – no two days are the same in maintenance and it’s really fast paced role. Our two main focuses are the customers and team work – without working as a strong team we cannot deliver the excellent service our students need. We work hard but have a great culture, where having fun at work is also important. We do lots of team building activities and have many initiatives for those that go above and beyond expectations. We’re regularly acknowledged for our hard work and efforts – there are Starts awards, a bonus scheme and monthly rewards, including gift vouchers.
The company sends out updates so that everyone in the business knows what’s happening and where the business is heading. It’s really reassuring that there are so many opportunities and the business is growing – and it’s great to say that you work at the biggest and best company in our industry. There’s a great deal of job security and progression, something I can personally vouch for. I joined the company two and a half years ago as a Maintenance Operative, then Maintenance Supervisor and then to running multiple cities: Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Bath and Swindon.
The company’s values are at the core of what we do – it’s great to have a set of values that you believe in and can see being delivered. It’s not often that a company will put ‘have fun’ as one of their values, but Unite Students do because even during busy periods, they want people to want to come to work and be part of the team.
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