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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Starting salaries: Competitive
  • Regions: London; Ireland, and multiple EMEA locations
  • Industries: Technology, Science, Engineering
  • Website: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/about.html
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: 020 7031 3000
  • Address: London office:

Google UK Ltd
Belgrave House
76 Buckingham Palace Road

What is Google?

Google is possibly the most well known and widely used internet search engine, and, for those of us too lazy to change our homepage, is the first thing we see everytime we turn the internet on. Google's toolbar has even made it possible for people to search from anywhere on the web. But Google isn't just about making internet searches fast and easy to use, it helps businesses gain exposure through advertising and sponsorship, while committing itself to the development of new technologies. Google therefore has many opportunities for graduates in a range of fields.

What roles are available at Google?

Google advises graduates to apply for internships with a view to employing new staff, rather than encouraging graduates to apply for entry level jobs.

Application process for Google

Online applications, followed by telephone interview and then onsite interview.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Google.

Applicants from any academic background can apply for roles with Google. Suitable applicants should have good problem solving skills, be creative and forward thinking, have an enthusiasm for technology and good communication skills.

Future prospects and training at Google.

Google provides practical and financial assistance to those applicants who are successful in applying for internships in other countries. Google offers many training programmes and development initiatives for all employees. Its continued growth means successful applicants can expect to work in a wide range of fields with good performance-related promotion prospects.

Other comments about Google.


If you have applied to Google, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

Position applied for:
Year of Application:
Educational Background:

What were your experiences of the application process?

What is it like working for Google?

How has it compared to your expectations?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Finally, any advice you would give to potential applicants?

Position applied for: Software Engineer Intern (summer intern 2013)
Year of Application: 2012 and 2013
Region: EMEA
Educational Background: two years into a computer science and maths degree at Uni of Bath

What were your experiences of the application process?
Long. I lost track of the number of telephone interviews I had. I think I was unlucky though, I hear they try to keep it to 4 interviews usually. This started with two technical phone interviews, where I had to code on a Google doc during the interview. Then came interviews for specific projects. The first year I applied I passed the technical interviews but didn't get picked for a project, so they encouraged me to try again the following year. The second year I only had to have one technical phone interview.

What is it like working for Google?
Pretty cool. It's a huge company, so you do feel a bit like a tiny cog in a huge machine, but there are a ton of opportunities that come with working there.

How has it compared to your expectations?
About as I expected, although I guess I was worried about being good enough amongst a bunch of incredibly smart people, and about them all being complete workaholics. Turns out some of them are, but I didn't feel intimidated or pressured to work late. (having dinner at work every night did encourage this though!)

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Working for a tech company as a software developer

Finally, any advice you would give to potential applicants?
Apply early in the cycle. That will give you the best chance of being matched to a project which matches your skills and interests.

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