Software Engineering



Are you the Software Engineering Undergraduate of the Year

We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding Software Engineering Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for a curious and down-to-earth student who is passionate about technology and travel.

To enter you need to:

  • be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be in your penultimate year
  • be studying a software engineering/development, computer science or IT related degree
  • be able to accept the prize of a summer internship that will take place in Edinburgh


What could you win?

You could win a paid Skyscanner 12-week internship in Edinburgh, plus exclusive one-to-one networking opportunities with senior colleagues and £300 to spend on travel.


What makes an award winner?

At Skyscanner, an interest in technology and travel is an absolute must. If you have this in bucketloads, you could be the Software Engineering Undergraduate of the Year. You will need to sit a coding test as part of the application process but your technical skills aren’t the be all and end all as long as you have the ambition and drive to develop your skills, stretch yourself (even if that means failing at times) and become world-class with the guidance and support of Skyscanner.

Beyond this, Skyscanner wants to know about who you are as a person. Essentially, are you a kind human being who is curious and wants to help others? Our winner will be:

  • able to solve complex problems with ease
  • a strong collaborator
  • open to learning
  • able to take failures in their stride
  • able to make an impact from day one
  • able to offer a fresh perspective
  • willing to share ideas and do things differently.

It would be ideal if you have some previous work experience at a tech business. If you don’t have any formal work experience, how do your other experiences, interests and hobbies relate to the tech industry?

Last but not least, Skyscanner has put a lot of work into its fun, down-to-earth and supportive culture, so it’s safe to say the winner of this award will need to share its values. Find out more about what these values mean to Skyscanner on its careers website.


Skyscanner and the Software Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award

At Skyscanner, we're proud to do things differently. Travel is about trying new things and having fun. Working at Skyscanner is just the same. We're made up of 1,000 talented, passionate individuals around the world who want to make planning and booking travel better for everyone.

We've got amazing opportunities for people starting out in their professional lives and our winner will join us as a summer intern. We'll give you an awesome experience where you will be a valuable and contributing member to your tribe and squad. You will also benefit from on-the-job, online and classroom-based learning.

We pride ourselves on our open, honest and collaborative culture, including weekly Town Halls with our CxOs and in-person 'Ask me anything' sessions. Each and every employee is encouraged to collaborate, share knowledge and develop themselves and there is plenty of cross-location working. You could start your day on a call with colleagues in Singapore and end the day collaborating on a project with our Miami office. We may have over 1,000 colleagues all over the world, but Skyscanner still feels like a small, close-knit business.

More about Skyscanner

From flights to hotels and car hire, we work side-by-side with our industry partners to bring people all the options they need to plan and book their perfect trips.

When we started out in 2003, we wanted to create a simple alternative to the confusing sites that make travel feel like hard work. Fast forward to today and Skyscanner has gone from a simple spreadsheet for finding the best flight prices, to global leader in travel with millions of people across the world relying on us each month.

Now part of Ctrip, we're operationally independent and growing, with offices across Europe, North America and Asia. And we're not stopping there. It's our vision to “help every traveller explore our world effortlessly, for generations to come”.

Find out more about Skyscanner here.


How do I win?


Register your details online.


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Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 9am on Monday 27 January 2025

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2025


If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Skyscanner. Successful candidates will be invited to a telephone call, and then a Discovery Day

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 25 April 2025, where the award winners will be announced.

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