GoCompare, the comparison website based in Newport, south Wales, has partnered with technology consultants, Kubrick Group, to launch a graduate challenge to find the data leaders of the future. Successful applicants will secure a fully-paid place on Kubrick’s coveted 18-week big data engineering training course, followed by the potential for a two-year data science development programme at GoCompare.
The challenge, which is open for applications until 10 July, forms part of GoCompare’s ambitions to become the tech employer of choice in the region.
Jackson Hull, chief technology officer at GoCompare, said: “We’re committed to developing world-class talent in Wales, and through this challenge we want to inject a bit of fun into the recruitment process, with the significant incentive of a paid-for training course and the chance to secure a position at GoCompare for the successful applicant or applicants.
“The challenge is open to recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career who want to pursue a new opportunity. Anyone who is confident with mathematics, and is familiar with data and how it can be used in real-life applications to make people’s lives easier, is encouraged to take part in the challenge.”
Jackson continued: “For those who make the cut, there’s a place on an in-demand 18-week course in London provided by Kubrick Group, the technology consultants, who will pay them a salary while they train. And we’ll even contribute to their living expenses on top of this.
“Successful candidates will be employed as consultants by Kubrick Group and will have the chance to join GoCompare on a two-year data science development programme, working on exciting and ground-breaking projects alongside a skilled, dedicated and supportive team.
“Top performers of the data science development programme will be offered a full time role at GoCompare and given the on-going support they need to pursue a hugely rewarding career at the cutting edge of data science.
“If this appeals to you, I’d encourage you to apply today.”
Simon Walker, managing partner at Kubrick Group, added: “It’s really exciting to work with GoCompare as they move to using data science to improve their customer experience. It’s great to see they are utilising Kubrick’s training to help them achieve this.”
Anyone interested in applying can do so here: www.gocompare.com/data-science/