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IT Industrial Placement

IT Industrial Placement

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £17,682 - £17,682
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00ET00277
  • Closing Date: 01 January 2021

An Industrial Placement with a difference - Technology Development Programme

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. You could be placed in any of the following areas - Engineering, Security or Data and Analytics.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

Please ensure you apply early, due to the popularity of our Industrial Placements we will close adverts before the application deadline if sufficient application numbers have been reached.

What you’ll be doing

During your IT Industrial Placement, you’ll be aligned to one of our key technical areas. We’re investing more than ever in the future pipeline of engineers, so we can keep Nationwide at the forefront of innovative leading-edge technology.

We view our IT Industrial Placement as a potential feed into our Technology Development Programme so if you want further development and a career after university this is a good place to start.

Location is flexible, however there may be a requirement to be in Swindon or London office for some days a week depending on your placement.

About you

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.

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about your values, what makes you who you are and how you’d make a difference to our members in this role.

The extras you’ll get

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

  • A 12-month placement from Sept 2021 until Sept 2022
  • A real job – you’ll be contributing to the organisation while you learn
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your skills and career, for example, the technology learning platform for IT professionals – Pluralsight
  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • And a warm glow from helping our members

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

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.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

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 assessments to complete and there will also be a short video interview to find out more about you. If you are successful, you’ll then be invited to attend one of our Virtual assessment centres which will take place early in the New Year. More details of our Industrial Placement schemes can be found at

For more information on our application process and useful hints and tips, please visit

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Good luck!

IT Industrial Placement

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