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Technology Development Programme - Industrial Placement 2020

Technology Development Programme - Industrial Placement 2020

  • Location: Swindon, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00ET00215
  • Closing Date: 20 December 2019

Job description

Our 12-month placement gives you a valuable first look at what it’s like to work here, with real responsibility and accountability. We’re looking for undergraduates to join our IT Industrial Placement where you’ll be aligned to one of our key technical areas. Areas that we are currently recruiting for include Software Engineering, Security and IT Operations.

More information about our IT Industrial Placements and the Technology Development Programme can be found at

Who we're looking for

We’re all about the power of the collective, so you’ll be using your good communication skills to build strong and lasting working relationships. You’ll be a quick learner, inquisitive, always focused on solutions and have the tenacity to bring them to life. In this digital age, we need people who are familiar with all the apps and devices that make our world go around too.

You’ll thrive in this Industrial Placement if you have:

  • Studied for a STEAM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Maths)
  • A keen interest in computer science and information systems
  • Drive to learn and improve and are looking for a challenge
  • A positive, tenacious and solution focused mindset

Our members are at the heart of everything we do, so a passion for providing excellent customer service is a must. The path to the right result is rarely straightforward so you’ll have to be comfortable navigating challenges and managing ambiguity. As a high performing, ambitious deliverer, we’ll rely on you to be decisive, organised and proactive.

What you'll be doing

During your Industrial Placement you’ll be aligned to one of our key technical areas. We’re investing more than ever in the future pipeline of technology specialists, so we can keep Nationwide at the forefront of innovative leading edge technology. We view our Industrial Placements as a potential feed into our Technology Development Programme so after university if you want further development and a career this is a good place to start.

The extras you'll get

As well as a fixed-term contract and a competitive starting salary (£17,682pa), as a valued member of the team we offer you: 

  • A 12-month placement from Sept 2020 until Sept 2021
  • A real job – you’ll be contributing to the organisation while you learn
  • An annual discretionary bonus based on us meeting our objectives
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • A company pension where if you pay 7% we’ll top up to 23%
  • Give you access to training to help you progress and develop your skills and career, for example, the technology learning platform for IT professionals – Pluralsight
  • Relocation assistance where applicable
  • And a warm glow from helping our members.

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
TDP Mark Bates

Why work for us?

We’re different. Very different. Because at Nationwide, as well as having the enormous scope of a top financial services provider, we’re a mutual, here to provide the best for our 15 million members. That means investing in people and technology, researching and innovating to deliver the products and services our members deserve. We’ve been at the forefront of technological breakthroughs in financial services – first in the UK to launch an internet bank, joint first with Apple pay and introduction of Cisco leading-edge technology in our branches.

And we’ve remained true to our roots. ‘Building society, nationwide’ is more than providing mortgages – it’s supporting our local communities, funding housing initiatives, doing the right thing.

The world of financial technology is changing; smart about what we invest in, aware that innovation is the only way to protect and serve the financial needs of our members in an ever-evolving market. We’re on the brink of something big. Which is why we’re looking for technically minded talent to help us reshape the way technology is defined in the financial world.

At Nationwide we also have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other as well as our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. Here you’ll be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured and you feel empowered to contribute.

If you’d like to apply, just click the ‘Apply now’ button. You’ll need to attach your CV and answer a few questions.

We’ll send you our online tests to complete and, once you’ve passed them, we’ll arrange a 20-minute Engagement Call. You’ll then be invited to one of our assessment centres which run in January and February next year. Good luck!