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2022 IT Industrial Placements

2022 IT Industrial Placements

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: £18,200 - £18,200
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00ET00363
  • Closing Date: 08 November 2021

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.


We recently announced that from now on we’ll be recruiting where the talent is as opposed to where our offices are and therefore, we are flexible on location. With all of our Early Career opportunities you will not need to relocate. You can work from anywhere. You choose your location based on your working day.


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.

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 (£18,200 pa), as a valued member of the team we offer you:

  • A 12 month placement from Sept 2022 – Sept 2023
  • A real job – you’ll be contributing to the organisation while you learn
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your skills and career, for example, the technology learning platform for IT professionals – Pluralsight
  • 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re different from other financial service providers. We’re a building society, owned by our members. And for over 130 years, we’ve supported those members to make the most of their money and achieve what they want from life. That’s reflected in the way we work here at Nationwide. We come together to make sure we’re doing things in the best way possible, both for each other and for our members. If you join us, you’ll be part of that. You’ll be able to help us build something really quite special. And you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference. On top of that, we always want you to be yourself. To use your skills and experience to make our Society stronger. To feel valued for who you are, not just what you do. Because here at Nationwide, we understand that we can do more together than we ever could alone.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.


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 run from mid-November through to December, with some also taking place early in the New Year.
More details of our Industrial Placement schemes can be found at https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/early-careers/


We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.
For more information on our application process and useful hints and tips, please visit: https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/application-hints-and-tips/


If you have any further questions, please contact us at Emerging.Talent@nationwide.co.uk

Good luck!

2022 IT Industrial Placements

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