iSelect expansion creates 155 new jobs in Victoria

Published: 14 September 2018

Home-grown global tech leader iSelect will relocate its service centre operations from South Africa to Victoria and create a new Data Science Centre of Excellence, creating 155 new Victorian jobs.

The Victorian Government has worked with iSelect on the move, which will see 90 customer service roles return to Victoria, and 65 new high-skilled positions – including internships and exchange programs – created in the Data Science Centre.

The Data Science Centre of Excellence will further develop Victoria’s digital tech capabilities in areas such as machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence, and service both Australian and Asian markets. Both centres will be located at iSelect’s Cheltenham headquarters.

Established in 2000, iSelect’s web-based consumer comparison platform has grown rapidly to become a global pioneer in online comparative services for insurance, finance, energy, broadband and entertainment products.

iSelect joins a long list of global tech leaders such as Google, Amazon, LiveTiles, Square, Zendesk and MYOB either expanding or setting up headquarters in Victoria – strengthening the state’s reputation as Australia’s tech capital.