Degree Apprenticeship - Trainee Software Engineer

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 3 year period. This programme is carefully planned out to enable you to study at Swansea University alongside working at GoCompare; you will be expected to attend on-campus study days every Wednesday 1pm – 8pm (travel expenses paid) in this blended learning approach to a degree.

Throughout your degree you will work as part of our inspiring 1Tech 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 people everywhere time and money, 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 will be conducting Assessment Centres in our Newport office from week commencing 8th July and into 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 (but not essential) 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 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

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after a great utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings great energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

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 truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants 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.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
Go for it

£17,500 per annum plus extensive benefits



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Closing date:

31st July 2019

Contract type:

Full time

Contract details:


Working hours:

up to 37.5 hours per week

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