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Tech Industrial Placement

Get the experience you need to succeed in IT

Tech Industrial Placement

Developing your tech career

This is designed for third year University students who are keen to learn about IT in Financial Services, who are interested in a career at Nationwide and wish to boost their employability after university. As well as a competitive salary, performance-based bonus and employee benefits, you get first-hand experience of life in a major Financial Services institution, real responsibility and accountability, plus access to development opportunities. If you like working collaboratively and are logically minded, you’ll fit right in. Find out more below.


What you’ll do

The scope is wide and we’ll work with you to find what best suits your interests and abilities. You could be dealing with the Cyber Security opportunities and challenges presented by Open Banking and new technologies, or enhancing user experience or dealing with live incidents. Equally you might find yourself supporting ongoing innovation, working with Data & Analytics or improving your coding skills to improve our service and build new applications.

Introducing the Tech Industrial Placement

Get real world experience in a large organisation and apply your university learning on the job.

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Our employee benefits


Competitive salary

And a range of special offers to reward employees who pay their salary into a Nationwide current account.


Generous holiday allowance

24 days, increasing to 30 days per year. We also give our employees the option to ‘buy’ up to an extra 10 days holiday.


Flexible working

This can include options such as flexi-time, part-time, job sharing and term-time working.


Where could it lead?

Impress us and we may offer you a place on one of our graduate programmes, which would start when you finish your degree. Or you could even step straight into a role following university.

As well as a competitive salary, performance-based bonus and employee benefits, you get:

  • First-hand experience of life in a major Financial services institution
  • Real responsibility and accountability – you will be contributing to the organisation while you learn
  • Access to development opportunities.

All the TDP schemes are designed to give:

  • Involvement with real business projects that have stretching goals
  • Exposure to senior business leaders through mentoring relationships
  • Online technical training with access to over 6,000 courses on Pluralsight
  • Depending on the area, work towards professional certification in areas such as CompTIA+, Network+, Security+ and more
  • Leadership training courses
  • An increase in commercial and strategic awareness through on-the-job learning
  • The possibility of working towards a future position or promotion at Nationwide

Why Nationwide?

The world of financial technology is changing so we need to be smart about what we invest in, and how we work. We’re looking for technically minded talent to help us reshape the way technology is defined in the financial world.

We are:

  • Re-platforming our digital assets and making operating model changes, driven by Agile adoption, DevOps standards and Cloud exploitation
  • Creating new jobs and opening a new UK technology hub
  • Driving UK service leadership through digitisation and multi-channel technology integration
  • Establishing a £50m FinTech venture fund and planning the launch of Open Banking aggregation services

So yes, we’re growing fast, but we’re also holding firm to our values: commitment to our members, our people, and to building society.


About you

We’re looking for people who want to develop a career in IT, and have the passion and determination to grow, develop and learn. Ideally, candidates also:

Have a background in a STEM subject

Can pay attention to detail while understanding the bigger picture

Are natural problem solvers

Have what it takes to build and maintain strong working relationships

About the application process

Most applications will go through four key stages before we make a decision. The process is broadly as below although we sometimes tweak it so this is a guide:

Step 1 Submit your CV and complete an online application form. You’ll have the opportunity to select your chosen intake.

Step 2 Complete 2 Digital Readiness online tests. These consist of a working memory ability assessment and a personality assessment.

Step 3 If you’re shortlisted after the online tests, we’ll arrange a 20-minute engagement call to ask you about your motivation for applying, your interest in Technology and your IT role preference.

Step 4 The final stage is an assessment centre with assessors from the business. This comprises an interview and individual exercise.

We keep you updated throughout the recruitment process on what will happen next to your application.