Do firms typically reimburse travel costs to open days?

User84

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Hi everyone. I'm just wondering if it's typical for firms to reimburse travel costs for open days? I attend university up in the north and, while I was checking out train tickets to London for the coming November, it costs over £200 for a return ticket. Now, I'm thinking this isn't feasible if I want to attend multiple open days on different days - it seems that my only option is to apply for offices nearer to where I live unless ticket costs can be reimbursed. Has anyone else ran into this issue (not that I mind too much applying for more northern offices, a TC is a TC at the end of a day if an open day gets the ball rolling).
 
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Jessica Booker

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Hi everyone. I'm just wondering if it's typical for firms to reimburse travel costs for open days? I attend university up in the north and, while I was checking out train tickets to London for the coming November, it costs over £200 for a return ticket. Now, I'm thinking this isn't feasible if I want to attend multiple open days on different days - it seems that my only option is to apply for offices nearer to where I live unless ticket costs can be reimbursed. Has anyone else ran into this issue (not that I mind too much applying for more northern offices, a TC is a TC at the end of a day if an open day gets the ball rolling).
Yes - most of the large firms will. They may cap it at around £150, but hopefully you’d get enough notice that you might find it was under that anyway. Some firms will even flex their expense caps for people travelling longer distances.
 
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User84

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Sep 2, 2021
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Yes - most of the large firms will. They may cap it at around £150, but hopefully you’d get enough notice that you might find it was under that anyway. Some firms will even flex their expense caps for people travelling longer distances.
Thank you Jessica, I'll send some emails out to graduate recruiters and hopefully the firms will cover me (if I'm successful, that is).
 

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Hi everyone. I'm just wondering if it's typical for firms to reimburse travel costs for open days? I attend university up in the north and, while I was checking out train tickets to London for the coming November, it costs over £200 for a return ticket. Now, I'm thinking this isn't feasible if I want to attend multiple open days on different days - it seems that my only option is to apply for offices nearer to where I live unless ticket costs can be reimbursed. Has anyone else ran into this issue (not that I mind too much applying for more northern offices, a TC is a TC at the end of a day if an open day gets the ball rolling).

Can't speak for open days but for interviews, 99% of firms have reimbursed me for travel expenses. Interestingly, one big firm didn't(their revenues are in the billions..)

Best bet is to check up on their policies beforehand. Hope you enjoy the open days should you attend.
 

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