Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. By 1996, they had built a search engine that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. Today, Google engineers use technology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
It’s really the people who make Google the kind of company it is. Google hires people who are smart and determined, and favour ability over experience. Google has always aimed to be a place that brought together smart, talented people from a diversity of backgrounds, who felt comfortable bringing their whole self to work.
Google hires graduates from all disciplines. The ideal candidate is someone who can demonstrate a passion for the web, and someone who has made the most of their time at university through involvement in clubs, societies, and internships. They hire graduates who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets, though for technical roles within engineering teams, specific skills will be required.
There are opportunities for graduates right across Google's business, but primarily in software engineering. Google hires bright, talented computer scientists who'll get to work on cool projects that matter, at enormous scale.