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comparethemarket.com, one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites, is offering ten hopefuls the chance to embark upon a career within its highly successful IT team during a unique one day challenge; taking place on Friday 8th November 2013.
The company is looking to recruit a number of Software Engineers to work at their headquarters in Cambridgeshire.
Programming and code enthusiasts are being encouraged to enrol on the one day event, titled ‘Job in a Day’, which will see participants showcase their coding expertise during a day of fun and engaging IT challenges. At the end of the day, successful candidates will be offered a job on the spot.
Nick Jerman, HR Director at comparethemarket.com, said: “In today’s climate it is getting increasingly difficult for people, with limited work experience to get jobs, and this initiative will give recent graduates and, talented individuals in the Cambridgeshire area, a chance to accelerate their careers.
“No previous work experience is required; we are looking for a passion for code and programming. Our comprehensive training programme will enable successful candidates to be trained on the job using a clear and structured framework based on technical skills and behaviours.
“A Software Engineer can expect to start on a salary of £25k and could be promoted to Senior Software Engineer within just 18 months, earning in the region of £40k, depending on skills and experience.”
The ten shortlisted candidates will be selected following CV reviews and telephone interviews and will be invited to attend the open day, run by comparethemarket.com, in Cambridgeshire on Friday 8th November 2013.
The chosen ten will then have the chance of winning a job with comparethemarket.com and be given their own iPad as part of the offer, with all candidates receiving a Raspberry Pi, simply for attending.
James Lomas, IT Director for comparethemarket.com comments: “‘We call ourselves #CTMers and the way we work incorporates aspects of lean, XP and Agile. We are organised around Product Teams with each accountable for building and running software products that are used by many millions of customers every year. As a CTMer you’ll get hands on with some cool technology, but also develop the behavioural aspects that will make you a fully contributing member of a Product Team.
“At comparethemarket.com, we believe in providing the resources for talented people to follow a path to awesome and successful careers.
“We wanted our recruitment approach to mirror ‘The Way’ we work and so pair programming forms part of the day. Continuous feedback throughout the event allows us to make a job offer immediately and we hope that everyone learns and takes something away in addition to their gift of a Raspberry Pi!”
Applicants are invited to visit www.comparethemarket.com/coders to find out more and submit their CV and coding examples.
For more information please contact Olivia Hill, Gemma Watts or Harriet Saywell-Lee at Remarkable PR on 01962 893893 or email email@example.com
Notes to editors:
About Compare the Market (www.comparethemarket.com)
• comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites.
• comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
• comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.
comparethemarket.com is a trading name of BISL Limited. BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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