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Booking.com Compass

Helping students and recent graduates navigate their early and evolving careers

Pave your own career path

Booking.com Compass is an internal framework for all current and future apprenticeship, internship, and graduate opportunities at Booking.com and represents our vision for developing and retaining the best talent to shape the future of travel technology.

Our Booking.com Compass programmes

Graduate Data Science & Analytics Programme – Amsterdam

15-month programme in Amsterdam. Recruitment for students graduating in 2023 – 2024 will start in January 2024 with roles starting in September 2024.

Graduate Software Engineering Programme – Amsterdam

15-month rotational programme in Amsterdam. Recruitment for students graduating in 2023 – 2024 will start in January 2024 with roles starting in September 2024.

Graduate Software Engineering Programme - Manchester

15-month rotational programme in Manchester. Recruitment for students graduating in 2023-2024 will start in January 2024 with roles starting in September 2024.

Software Engineering Apprenticeship Programme - Manchester

3-year, Level 6 Apprenticeship programme in Manchester. Recruitment for 2024 will start in November 2023 with roles starting in April 2024.

Software Engineering Internship Programme - Amsterdam

Summer Software Engineering Intern programme in Amsterdam. Recruitment for Summer 2024 will start in October/November 2023.

Find your place at Booking.com

Our graduate programmes, based in Amsterdam or Manchester, are a chance to develop great technical principles and working practices from talented mentors. You’ll be offered a permanent role with a clear pathway to step into your next career level.

If you have questions about our programmes, please reach out to graduates@booking.com

Our interview process

Everything you need to know when preparing for an interview.

Application

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

Technical assessments

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

Recruiter interview

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

Assessment centres

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

What excites me most about the graduate software engineering program is how Booking.com explains the technology and working culture within the company.

Chenxu

Junior Software Engineer

Selection & Supply Tech

I’m working on features that have a huge impact on millions of travellers around the world. And I love that.

Paula

Junior Software Engineer

Fraud Team

I really like the structure of the program. The first week we’re given an introduction to the methodologies the software engineers use and there have been some new methodologies that I’ve never used before.

Biko

Junior Software Engineer

Rides Customer Group

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