Apprentice Software Engineer (Sponsored Degree)

The job in a nutshell

Do you aspire to enter the world of digital Tech but feel the burden of paying back student loans too much for you? How about undertaking a fully funded Software Engineer Apprenticeship Degree courtesy of GoCompare?

We are excited to be offering an apprenticeship degree which is carried out over a 4 ½ year period, across three eighteen-month stages. This programme is carefully designed (and so is notably longer than a standard 3-year degree) to enable you to study alongside working at GoCompare; you will be expected to attend on-campus study days and distance learning activities in this blended learning approach to a degree.

To kick off the programme you will attend a fully funded 7-week boot camp at Aston University, Birmingham where you will have the opportunity to meet your student peers, learn some great problem solving strategies and gain rapid exposure to new technologies.

Throughout your degree you will work as part of our inspiring Tech department, putting to use the information you have learned through your studies and receive mentoring from our talented Engineers.

Everything at GoCompare is about making our services better for our customers and our Tech teams play a pivotal role in enabling this. Throughout the programme you will contribute towards our shared goal of saving time and money for our customers, to help GoCompare become the insurance comparison site of choice.

**As part of the application process you will be required to complete an online assessment, we are not able to consider you application without you having completed this. We will be conducting Assessment Centres in our Newport office throughout July and August.**

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

We want to see a genuine interest in digital technology and ideally you will have some experience within a commercial/enterprise environment. It would be helpful if you had exposure to any of the following: C#, .Net, MVC/Core, Java Script or PHP but Java, Scala, Ruby, Python will also be considered.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Sound analytical capability
  • Self motivation
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Good communication skills

What you’ll be responsible for

Duties will vary across the duration of the course, but essentially you will work within our Tech environment. You will learn the fundamentals of working as a Software Engineer and support the delivery of software applications. You will also work with our skilled Test Engineers to design, build and test effective applications.

Who you’ll be working with

As a Software Engineer Apprentice, you will gain exposure across the whole Tech environment. At GoCompare we operate as cross-functional Squads so you will work with Digital Engineers, Product Managers and Marketing execs to support with the delivery of the roadmaps and product strategy. You will play a pivotal role within the Tech environment to help ensure we all work towards one vision.

About us Group plc (GOCO) operates GoCompare, a leading UK financial services, utilities and home services comparison website; and recently acquired The Global Voucher Group Limited (trading as MyVoucherCodes), which is a digital media and affiliate marketing specialist that connects consumers with money saving offers from the world's leading brands.

GoCompare attracts approximately five million visits every month and is designed to help people save time and money. When GoCompare launched in 2006 it disrupted the insurance market as the first comparison website to display policy details rather than just listing prices. GoCompare's goal was then, and still is now, to help people make better-informed buying decisions that save them time and money. is one of the UK's biggest discount voucher websites. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. Group plc uses data captured from more than 20 million customers over the last 11 years to underpin its drive to continually improve its proposition and leverage its strong position.

The Group is also an investor in, the leading comparison business in the Middle East; and in promising fintech start up MortgageGym, the mortgage robo-adviser.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We firmly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

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£17,000 plus benefits and expenses



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Closing date:

16th September 2018

Contract type:

Full time

Contract details:

Studying and working towards degree

Working hours:

Blended hours to cover working and studying

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