Most of us use Google on a daily basis, so there won’t be a graduate out there who hasn’t heard of the search engine giant. With an aim to organise and monetise information on the web, it has a range of services available for businesses, such as AdWords and AdSense, as well as free services such as Maps and Gmail for internet users.
The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, though has operations all around the world, including in the UK, Australia, China, and India.
Google offers graduate schemes in Consulting, IT, Marketing, Media, and Sales. Salaries start at around £20,000 and go up to £35,000, based on the area that you wish to pursue.
Depending on location, graduates also have access to perks from massage therapy to video games. It’s unquestionably and exciting and innovative place to work, and this is evident in what the company offers its staff and how work is carried out on a day-to-day basis.
Whilst there is no set training programme, there are many options available for development. Learning@Google, for example, is the company’s main training facility, and offers a variety of courses.
It’s worth noting that Google suggests that graduates apply for an Internship with a view to growing within the company.
The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface.