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Launch your career - Graduate Software Engineering programme

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Your journey begins here

At Booking.com, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. The people are what make Booking.com a great place to work. We are a company of travel-obsessed, super smart, dedicated people who work to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Here’s why you should start your career journey with us:

  •  Make a real impact at the world’s number one travel technology company
  •  Develop great software engineering principles and working practices from talented mentors
  •  Explore your true passions and technical strengths through placement opportunities across a variety of teams
  •  Develop your network alongside a group of early career developers and participate in tons of social volunteering and learning activities

We’ve crafted a unique 15-month Graduate Software Engineering Program in our Amsterdam and Manchester offices. This is a permanent role with a clear career pathway to grow to a Software Engineer position. We will start recruiting graduates in December 2022 to join us in September 2023.

Join one of our programs

Graduate Software Engineering Program: 15-month rotational program in Amsterdam and Manchester for newly graduated students.

Graduate Data Science Program: 15-month rotational program in Amsterdam for newly graduated students.

How we hire

At Booking.com, we go beyond first glimpses and truly get to know our candidates. Experience and skill matters, but we want to know what makes you shine, and why you think Booking.com is the perfect match for you. To help put your thoughts into action, we’ve gathered some pointers that will help to set you on the path to success. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at graduates@booking.com.

  • Application: Craft a CV that demonstrates your love of learning and your interest in developing your technical skills.
  • Technical Assesment: This is your opportunity to shine and showcase your technical abilities and access if they are a good match for the role.
  • Recuriter Interview: We want to learn more about your experience, expectations and motivations - what makes you, you.
  • Final Assesment: A fun-filled day to get to know Booking.com, explore our culture and meet the team through 1:1 interviews and group activities.

Why we like you

We’re looking for curious innovators and energetic experimenters to join us on a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Here’s what you can bring to the table to help us succeed:

  • 2023 STEM Graduate: You are currently in your final year of a degree or Masters in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related STEM-field; or you are completing relevant third-level study (e.g. Coding Bootcamp, HBO).
  • Solid Technical Skills: You have an understanding of object-oriented code (Java, Python, C++) as we predominantly use Java on our back end and React in our front end.
  • Can Think Outside The Box: You can demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills and an aptitude to learn.

Our people's perspective

"At Booking.com, you'll join a multi-national, highly diverse engineering team, working on complex problems, at scale. There is a lot to learn, about business and tech, in a great team, in Amsterdam city centre".

GeorgeanaSenior Director - Software Development.

"One best thing I love about the graduate program is that it created a community from my day 1 in the company: a group of young professionals joining on the same day, learning and growing together in the company. Another valuable experience about the graduate program is that we had the chance to rotate in different departments of the company and learn the business from different angles."

Canran GouSenior Software Engineer

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