Our Technology Development Programme (TDP) is a 18 months, specialist IT training course that’s also a full-time job within Nationwide’s IT Community. This unique, hands-on learning and development opportunity is designed to equip you with the skills, experience, qualifications and technical knowledge that will help you launch a successful and rewarding career in IT.
There are lots of reasons to choose the TDP, but perhaps the most compelling is the peace of mind and balance it gives you; you’re learning and developing, while having the backing of a secure, well-paid job. It’s not untypical to view traditional grad schemes as risky, or to feel torn between taking the leap into employment and continuing your personal and professional development. On the TDP you can do both, alongside like-minded people from diverse backgrounds, and within your own teams through the relationships you build with work colleagues in your specialist areas.
We welcome applications from graduates young and old, non-grads, career changers, frustrated techies stuck in the wrong job and even part time candidates. We think this mix helps create a richer environment, where new ideas can take interesting turns – and we find it adds spice socially, too. Because your two-year contract will be open ended, it’s in our interests to make sure you’re progressing well, and always well prepped for that next opportunity, or that next step up the career ladder. To date, over 90% of our intake have gone on to bigger and better things within Nationwide.
Once you’ve told us a bit about who you are, and successfully completed our online tests, you’ll more than likely be called to our Assessment Centre. This is your opportunity to show us what you can do, and tell us what fires your enthusiasm for technology. The TDP is based in Swindon, Wiltshire, just an hour on the train from London. If successfully enrolled, we can provide relocation assistance to support a smooth transition.
You’ll be given a first-hand view on how technical teams work together in a large organisation, and will:
The Technology Development Programme services Nationwide’s IT and Technology areas, which include everything from running our product operations to ensuring all our processes and systems are resilient, as well as working closely with our Transformation Community to bring to life exciting IT innovations.
We'll offer you a first-hand view on how the parts of our business work together, providing great personal development as well as professional qualifications. Or aim is to give you exposure to a breadth of experience early in your career to help you reach your full potential and build your technical experience.
You’ll start on £28,000 (+ bonus) with access to £3,000 for relocation costs, clear pathways to promotion, a personal career mentor, healthcare benefits, a pension scheme and the chance to take up to 34 days’ holiday every year. You'll also enjoy a permanent real role from day one, and work towards professional qualifications - these are specific to your role and business area but some examples of the foundation courses are BCS Systems Design Techniques, CompTIA Network + and Security +.