Booking.com Compass

Your journey begins here

Welcome to Booking.com Compass. We know you’ve just started navigating your career journey. And we’re here to help. We promise it’s going to be wild (in a good way). We’re 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 join 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.

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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.
Software Engineering Internship
6-8 week summer internships in Amsterdam for students who are still pursuing their studies.
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 our Booking.com Compass programs are 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

1.Application

Craft a CV that demonstrates your love of learning and your interest in developing your technical skills.

2.Technical Assesments

This is your opportunity to shine and showcase your technical abilities and access if they are a good match for the role.

3.Recruiter Interview

We want to learn more about your experience, expectations and motivations - what makes you, you.

4.Final
Assesments

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.

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.

Stage 1: Application

Craft a CV that demonstrates your love of learning and your interest in developing your technical skills.

Stage 2: Technical Assessment

This is your opportunity to shine and showcase your technical abilities and access if they are a good match for the role.

Stage 3: Recruiter Interview

We want to learn more about your experience, expectations and motivations - what makes you, you.

Stage 4: Final Assessment

A fun-filled day to get to know Booking.com, explore our culture and meet the team through 1:1 interviews and group activities.

Our people's perspective

Check out our Early Careers Events

Our team is hitting the road. Check out the upcoming events we will be participating in and join us on our journey.
  • November 9 – Manchester: University of Manchester Computer Science Career Fair
  • November 12-13 – Manchester: Great Uni Hack
  • November 15 – Delft: TU Delft Lunch Lecture
  • November 22 – Virtual: IE University
  • November 24 – Leiden: Career Orientation Days
  • November 25 – Virtual: IT Online Job Fair
  • November 30 – Eindhoven: CelerIT
  • November 30 – Manchester: University of Manchester lecture
  • December 6 – Eindhoven: TU Eindhoven Lunch Lecture
  • December 7 – Virtual: Code First Girls Presentation
  • February 9 – Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Lecture
  • February 13 – Manchester: IT’s Not Just For the Boys event
  • February 17 – London: Bright Network Women in TEC event
  • February 24 – Leiden: University of Leiden Lecture
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