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Industry placements

Industry placements form part of a student's degree course and involve working in a role related to their degree subject for 12 months. Industry placements are more common in degree areas such as engineering, applied sciences and technology.

Overview of the year in industry scheme

Our industry placements are a chance for degree-level students to get in-depth experience and a chance to complete a larger project to support their degree course. You’ll join a team in our national delivery centre where you'll get to contribute to solutions that really help our users and create significant value and opportunities for clinicians and patients across the whole of England.

Professions you can apply for

There are a number of professions you can apply to undertake a year in industry placement in

Be part of a team delivering high-quality software that can make a real difference to patients.   You could be working on systems which handle thousands of transactions a second, or on websites which handle millions of visitors a day.   Your software skills will be put to great use, and you'll know that your work helps everyone in the country.

NHS Digital is all about data, and data science means that the NHS can make better decisions.   There is no data science challenge bigger than health, and we need talented data scientists who can use data to transform how health and social care work.   There is no shortage of data, and your challenges are on the biggest scale. 

The people that I've been working with, have given me space to learn the different technologies required for the project. I've learnt so much and have been able to implement what I've learnt in the project, such that I've had plenty of practice and am more confident going into my final year next year.

How to apply

All our roles are advertised on our careers pages.

Most of our trainee adverts are live in October and November for the following September starts. Some roles are advertised throughout the year.

You can sign up to job alerts to be one of the first to know when our adverts are live.

Further information

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    The Academy at NHS Digital

    The Academy at NHS Digital gives exciting ways to join the forefront of digital health, whilst learning new skills as part of one of our structured schemes.

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    Graduate scheme

    The graduate scheme is a two year training programme, run by NHS Digital, to develop our workforce to meet the future needs of our business.

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    Apprenticeship scheme

    An apprenticeship combines a practical job with study. The standards are designed by industry organisations and end with a qualification, ranging from GSCE to degree level.

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    Summer internships

    Summer internships are an eight week fixed-term paid opportunity. Interns are usually undergraduates or further education students looking for industry experience in their summer vacation.

Last edited: 17 September 2019 2:11 pm