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Here at BGL we're home to exceptional financial services brands including the famous comparethemarket.com as well as exciting start-ups like Beagle Street and LesFurets.com.
Our business is organised in two divisions: Price Comparison and Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO).
In price comparison, comparethemarket.com is one of the UK’s largest and best loved price comparison sites, and in France LesFurets.com is disrupting the traditional French market.
In IDO, online life insurer, Beaglestreet.com is making life insurance accessible to more people through its easy, fast, online process, and our partnerships business, Junction, is providing insurance through some of the UK’s most trusted brands including M&S Bank, O2, Lloyds and the Post Office. Our own insurance brands, Budget and Dial Direct continue to offer a range of market-leading products, tailored to our customers
We’re looking for talented graduates to join our business who can make a real impact in our Marketing, Finance and Technology capability. We provide a rigours development programme and a fantastic support network throughout the scheme that aims to develop you in to future leaders.
We live by four values that express who we are as a Group and underpin our strategic approach to making a difference for our customers, colleagues and communities
We work hard to make sure BGL Group really is a great place to work. We have a brilliant programme of activities designed to let everyone relax, have fun and celebrate. Annual fun days, awards ball, volunteering days are all great ways we come together across our six locations.
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- Name: Ryan Winstanley
- Role: Technology Graduate
- Joined: 2016
- University: Sheffield Hallam
Life as a technology graduate here at BGL Group really means every day is different. I have been in comparethemarket.com for eight months now, and have been involved in some of the most pioneering projects using the latest cutting edge technology.
In my short time here, I have helped build conversational chat bots, ran and taken part in hackathons and innovation days and presented at conferences. Opportunity is the key word here at BGL Group - you are encouraged to grasp it with both hands and develop your own future.
My highlight of the year so far has been seeing my work actively used by customers on the comparethemarket.com, specifically within the life journey. By listening to customers and not being afraid to try new things, we successfully designed and implemented a chat bot which has proven to be popular. Being part of this project enabled me to learn languages such as NodeJs, exposed me to concepts in natural language processing and has enabled me to attend the prestigious Microsoft: Future Decoded conference.
As a graduate, you are encouraged to experience all aspects of the business, which I am fully embracing having recently moved into the Business Intelligence Data team at comparethemarket.com. I am currently using technology such as PowerBI to empower the business to make more educated decisions by being proactive with consumer data and understanding their purchasing habits. All of this is made even more fascinating by the people, events and atmosphere.
The next few months are looking just as bright too! As part of the “Great Place to Work” programme, I’m off to see a private screening of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film with my colleagues, present our Million Makers proposition in a high-rise office in London and move on to starting my next placement.
Training & Profiles
All of our graduates will get a full development programme that will support their personal development supported with a career mentor and a graduate buddy.
Our Marketing graduates will be given full support to complete the Level 6 CIM Diploma whilst on the programme. It doesn’t stop there, from Marketing Masterclasses to sessions with our biggest agencies, you’ll get the opportunity to grow your own career.
Our Tech graduates will get plenty of support that’s specific to the tech route chosen. This could be from pair programming with our technical experts or accessing plural sight to teach you the latest code.
Our Finance graduates will receive full support to complete the Level 6 CIM Diploma whilst on the programme at the same as attending regular training to develop in role.