Future Tech. It's in your hands.


In 2015, we launched the Technology Development Programme (TDP), an 18-month specialist development course  based within our IT community, incorporating all aspects of the Society’s IT business areas. 

Test and learn. It’s our motto. It’s the only way to keep developing better technology to help the 15 million members of our Society. And we’re looking for ambitious, technically-minded people to join as we reshape the future of finance by joining our Technology Development Programme. Click here to apply

If you're an undergraduate, we also offer a 12 month IT Industrial Placement where you’ll be aligned to one of our key technical areas. Click here to learn more.

With a £28K starting salary, plus bonus the TDP will help to facilitate a clear career path while providing you with experience, support, qualifications and development necessary at the start of building a career within IT. You’ll also obtain professional qualifications based on your specialism and access to the technology learning platform Pluralsight.

What you'll be doing

We’ll work with you to find the best area suited to your skills, interests and potential. You could be working on:

  • Dealing with the Cyber Security opportunities and challenges presented by Open Banking, Cloud-based services and new technologies
  • Enhancing user experience, dealing with live incidents and supporting ongoing innovation in Software Engineering
  • Working with Data and Analytics, which underpins our refreshed strategy and represents an important opportunity for continued growth.
  • Improving your coding skills or learning from scratch in order to continually improve our service and build new applications.

Why choose the Technology Development Programme?

With our recently announced multi-billion technology investment. Nationwide is paving the way for technological transformation, so there’s no better time to join the TDP.

We’ll provide you with a first-hand view on how technical teams work together in a large organisation. As well as a Scheme Manager, you’ll also receive buddies and mentors to support you throughout your time on the programme.

While you will be based in one main business area throughout your programme, to develop your specialist skills and experience, we’ll make sure you get exposure to many of the change and run areas throughout the IT community that you’ll operate in.

The benefits

From day one you’ll benefit from a strong support system in terms of training, mentors and buddies. Successful applicants can also expect:

  • A starting salary of £28,000 p.a.
  • Performance based annual bonus and benefits
  • A permanent contract
  • 24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • The ability to ‘buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
  • Pension scheme where if you pay 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
  • Relocation assistance where applicable

“ Everyone on the programme looks out for each other – there’s such a range of people, ages and backgrounds it would be hard not to find someone you have something in common with. ”

Shana, TDP Analyst

Who we're looking for

TDP welcomes both graduates and non-graduates, those with a background in a STEM subject or who are looking to retrain into a career in tech. While previous IT experience is highly beneficial, the TDP is all about capability and potential. Regardless of background, what our inductees have in common is a passion to problem solve, logically and systematically, plus the ability to work collaboratively and create strong relationships around the business. Sound like you?

Where could it lead?

Within 18 months you could be promoted into a technical specialist role in areas such as software engineering, security, infrastructure or online/mobile banking. After the programme, you could become a senior technical specialist or move into a management role within the IT community.

Things are changing. We’re in. Are you? Click here to apply. 

“ The development has been amazing. I’ve been given all the tools to support my development, but the onus is still on me to drive it forward, so anything I’ve achieved, I can proudly say they are my own achievements. ”

Drew Technical Analyst