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.
Overview of the year in industry scheme
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
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.
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.
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.
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.