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Software Engineering Industrial Placement

Use your interest in technology and innovation to help create products and services for millions of people across the UK.

Our Software Engineering Industrial Placement is currently closed for applications.

If you would like to know more about this placement, and be notified when it re-opens, please register via the link below.

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1 year

From 27th June 2022 until Friday 30th June 2023


(£21,950 in London)


Edinburgh, London or West Yorkshire

Help us create technology for millions

With over 25 million customers – 17.4 million of them digitally active – we're far and away the largest UK digital and retail bank. And in 2020, Euromoney named us the Best Digital Bank in Western Europe.

All of this was made possible, of course, by our dedicated software engineers. And with the help of cloud technologies, advanced robotics, machine learning and whole raft of other ground-breaking innovations, they still have a crucial role to play in meeting our customers’ changing needs.

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Is our Software Engineering industrial placement for you?

Do you have an analytical mindset and an eye for detail? Do you enjoy coding? If you also love maths and technology, a Software Engineering Industrial Placement could be right for you.

Our software engineers work closely with teams across the Group, creating bespoke tools that help them solve ever-changing business issues. If you’re open-minded about learning and collaborating, this placement offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and kickstart your software engineering career.

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What you'll learn on the Software Engineering industrial placement

From the moment you start, you'll be working alongside experienced engineers to deliver exceptional services to our customers. You could be improving our internet or mobile banking apps. You could be learning to use JavaScript or C#. Or you could be helping to create a learning culture across the engineering community. Whatever you do, you’ll be given real responsibility and treated as a valued member of the team.

Along with structured training sessions, you’ll have opportunities to build a network of colleagues and peers who can help you with your development. We'll help you build your leadership skills and give you the chance to volunteer for extracurricular activities, like helping improve people’s digital skills or getting involved in hackathons. And if you do well, you could even score a fast-track assessment for our Software Engineering Graduate Scheme.

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The work you could be doing

Learning how to deliver software using languages like JavaScript, C# and Python

Supporting the automation of processes to save colleagues and customers time

Testing new software to make sure it provides a seamless customer experience

Looking at mortgage journeys and finding ways to improve them

Helping build customer service infrastructure that’s used in branch

Is this for you?

What you need to apply

You’ll need a basic understanding of at least one modern programming language or framework. You’ll also need a passion for learning and a strong desire to succeed.


Our Software Engineering Industrial Placements are based in either Edinburgh, London or West Yorkshire, and candidates should select one of these locations during their application.  Although you’ll be applying for one location hub, you will be asked to indicate your willingness to consider another location hub if the opportunity were to arise.

The application process

Our application process is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to excel. You’ll find everything you need to know, including stages of the process and tips to help you succeed, on our how to apply page.

Closing date

Our Software Engineering Industrial Placement is currently closed for applications.


Your development

From the moment you start this placement, you’ll work alongside engineers to deliver exceptional service to our customers. Learning languages such as Java or #C , you'll gain invaluable skills and on-the-job experience. You'll build a network of colleagues and peers who can help you in your development, too – and you could even benefit from a fast-track assessment for our graduate scheme.

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Rewards and benefits

No number can define the value of your strengths, but we appreciate what our people bring to work. That's why we've created a rewards and benefits package that covers everything from competitive salaries and flexible working arrangements to industry-recognised professional qualifications and medical care.


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