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TDP Industrial Placement

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TDP Industrial Placement

Technology Development Programme Industrial Placement

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.

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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 TDP 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

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Competitive salary

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

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Generous holiday allowance

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

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Flexible working

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

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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
  • 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.


Our partnership with the Institute of Technology

Our Tech Apprenticeships will now be delivered in partnership with Swindon’s new Institute of Technology (IoT).

The IoT, based on the current site of Swindon College, has been developed with local employers to deliver timely, relevant and industry-based STEM learning to its students. It will offer a mix of remote and face-to-face learning to students and aims to bring new career opportunities to the region, with the aim of educating over 1,000 learners within five years of opening.

Our IT apprenticeships

This year’s Nationwide tech apprentice roles cover a range of disciplines including cybersecurity, software development and DevOps, for young people starting their careers in technology.

We’ll have an active role in shaping and delivering the curriculum the Institute of Technology offers, including hackathons, insight days at Nationwide House in Swindon, visits from specialist speakers and employability coaching. The Society has also committed to support the wellbeing of the students at the IoT and will make regular donations to provide high quality mental health and wellbeing support for students.

Patrick Eltridge, Chief Operating Officer, said: “These apprenticeships show what can be achieved when local businesses, government and education institutions come together to reimagine STEM education in this country. It was why Nationwide, alongside other local organisations, worked so hard to bring the IoT to Swindon in the first place.

"It’s the latest step in our early careers technology strategy which has already seen us partner with the likes of Code Club, Tech She Can and the NCCE to improve the quality, and availability, of STEM education to young people across the country. I cannot wait to welcome our first apprentices to the Society.”