hosts ‘Job in a Day’ to find new software engineers

News hosts ‘Job in a Day’ to find new software engineers

Kayleigh Bateman

Price comparison website has invited ten hopefuls to its offices today, to take place in the ‘Job in a Day’ challenge, which will see successful candidates bag themselves a job at the company.

The firm launched its competition as a way to recruit several software engineers to work at its headquarters.


The ten candidates will spend today showcasing their coding expertise, with the aim of securing a job and winning an iPad. All candidates will be given a Raspberry Pi for their attendance.

After reviewing CVs and conducting telephone interviews, the ten candidates were selected to attend the open day in Cambridgeshire.

James Lomas, IT director for, said: “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.”

Nick Jerman, HR director at, said it is increasingly difficult for people with limited work experience to secure jobs: “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."

Jerman said a software engineer at the company can expect a starting salary of £25k and could be promoted to senior software engineer within 18 months.

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