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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 through this brand new Emerging Talent offering.

This role is now closed for applications.


1 year

From 28 June 2021 until 1 July 2022


Edinburgh or Manchester

Our technology serves millions

Our software engineers are crucial to helping us achieve our goal to become the bank of the future. Their work helps us to meet customers’ changing needs, by developing software and services that improve people’s banking experiences. They use cutting-edge innovation like cloud technology, robotics, machine learning and more to improve our digital offering. Our products and services are used by 26 million customers and one million businesses – on their phones, online, at ATMs and in branches around the UK. And thanks to our commitment to modernising digital banking, we won Euromoney’s Best Digital Bank in Western Europe in 2020.

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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 using or learning about 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, you’ll be supported to grow as a software engineer on this placement.

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What you'll learn on the Software Engineering industrial placement

From the moment you start this placement, you’ll work alongside engineers to deliver exceptional service to our customers. You could be improving our internet banking or mobile banking services. You could be learning to use Java or C#. You could also be helping to create a learning culture across the engineering community, and more. Wherever you join, you’ll be given responsibility 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 in your development. You’ll build your leadership skills and have the chance to volunteer for extracurricular activities, such as helping improve people’s digital skills or getting involved in hackathons. And, if you do well within our teams, you could benefit from a fast-track assessment for our graduate scheme.

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The work you could be doing

Learning how to code in one or more technical languages including Java, C# and SAS, alongside others

Supporting the automation of processes to save colleagues and customers time

Helping to test new software to make sure it provides a seamless customer experience

Looking at mortgage journeys and finding ways to improve them for customers

Helping build customer service infrastructure that’s used in branch

Is this for you?

What you need to apply

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 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, which could be shown through excellent A-levels, a record of achievement and initiative beyond your studies.


Our industrial placements will be based in either Edinburgh or Manchester.

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

This role is now 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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