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Hi Everyone,

Wanted your advice. So basically everyone know that getting into a Grad program isn’t easy and I am fortunate into getting into BAE systems and studying CIMA. However their have placed me on the other side of the country as of to where I live. So it’s a 3.5 hours drive to get to the office. If I were to travel their stay a night and then travel back and then WFH which seem to be the more feasible option what other aspect will I have to consider as 3.5hours drive is quite diffcult. It will cost be around 9k for fuel and hotel etc. please let me know your thought
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Original post by Q and A
Hi Everyone,
Wanted your advice. So basically everyone know that getting into a Grad program isn’t easy and I am fortunate into getting into BAE systems and studying CIMA. However their have placed me on the other side of the country as of to where I live. So it’s a 3.5 hours drive to get to the office. If I were to travel their stay a night and then travel back and then WFH which seem to be the more feasible option what other aspect will I have to consider as 3.5hours drive is quite diffcult. It will cost be around 9k for fuel and hotel etc. please let me know your thought
Three and a half hours is one heck of a commute, and it sounds like it's sufficiently far that you wouldn't be able to rely on your journey being consistently that duration -- there's too much scope for delays cropping up unexpectedly.

I would find a 3.5 hour drive exhausting, and can't conceive of having to do that twice a week. And it sounds like you'd be doing that immediately before starting work at 9 am on the first day (presumably leaving home at around 5am), and driving home immediately after work on the second day (maybe getting home at 9pm).

You're also relying on a hotel room being available at a reasonable cost.

On top of fuel costs, you need to factor in the general wear-and-tear on your car. You'd also need a "plan B" in case your car is unavailable for some reason.

Does the structure of your programme allow you to be on site only one/two days a week and then work from home the rest of the time? Is that work pattern guaranteed? (i.e. is there any risk that the might require you to be on site on additional days every now and again?)

It would be worth you asking your employer (perhaps via HR) to find out what other people in the same position as you do. There might be house shares available, or perhaps you could see if anyone locally could take you as a lodger.
Congrats on getting in!

For that distance though, I would highly advise relocating closer. Bare in mind you'll be doing that travel every day (assuming it's everyday in office) on top of a working day is a massive toll. I agree with Martin, talk to your employer. They might have a more local office that may be willing to take you in or sponsor relocation if necessary.
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Original post by Raspbearry
Congrats on getting in!
For that distance though, I would highly advise relocating closer. Bare in mind you'll be doing that travel every day (assuming it's everyday in office) on top of a working day is a massive toll. I agree with Martin, talk to your employer. They might have a more local office that may be willing to take you in or sponsor relocation if necessary.


Yeah what it is that their have an office closer to me but their want me to go there as part of the program. I have asked them what’s the amount of days in the office etc but hotels are like £35 a night non refundable at premier but I’ll have to look if I can live somer elsewhere for cheaper. Petrol isn’t the issue here aswell as it will cost me £60 return a week but into issue is the drive back and forth as I don’t want to relocate as I attend classes etc which makes it difficult
Original post by Q and A
Yeah what it is that their have an office closer to me but their want me to go there as part of the program. I have asked them what’s the amount of days in the office etc but hotels are like £35 a night non refundable at premier but I’ll have to look if I can live somer elsewhere for cheaper. Petrol isn’t the issue here aswell as it will cost me £60 return a week but into issue is the drive back and forth as I don’t want to relocate as I attend classes etc which makes it difficult

So does it start while you are still on your course? That would make things difficult. If that is the case and they're not willing to give you any leeway that the commuting might be necessary until you complete your course and then look into moving. Maybe someone else has better advise about the commuting part but otherwise you might have to consider how viable it really is for you and that is something only you will know.

Have you explained the full dilemma to them so they can offer solutions on their end? I can't imagine you'd be the only one with this problem.
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Original post by Raspbearry
So does it start while you are still on your course? That would make things difficult. If that is the case and they're not willing to give you any leeway that the commuting might be necessary until you complete your course and then look into moving. Maybe someone else has better advise about the commuting part but otherwise you might have to consider how viable it really is for you and that is something only you will know.
Have you explained the full dilemma to them so they can offer solutions on their end? I can't imagine you'd be the only one with this problem.


So basically it’s a 3 year program and will be studying CIMA qualification. Their have 3 locations that their allocate your through the program so you can get to know the teams etc and build a network, so the first year is a 3.5hour drive which is hectic but do able and financially feasible. I have asked them for how many days I will
Be in the office etc and for the 2 and 3 year where will my location be and their have mentioned it will be locally so it’s only 12 months that illl have to make a
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