Graduate Scheme, NHS Digital


Location: Leeds and London

Salary: £24,907

Deadline: Feb 19

About the role

Over the two years, you will undergo 4 x 6 month rotations, including in Product Development, Cyber Security, IT Operations, Data Services or Platforms and Infrastructure teams as part of a multidisciplinary programme.

This scheme will broaden your wider knowledge of NHS Digital and give you the opportunity to work on key critical projects across a variety of technical and data driven areas within the business.

Our teams are responsible for the continuously expanding and enhancing patient-facing services, including NHS.UK, NHS 111 online and the NHS App, which are used by millions of citizens as a ‘digital front door’ to check symptoms, determine whether they needed in-person care and access the latest information on COVID-19 - at the height of the pandemic, our 111 Online service managed traffic at volumes ninety-five times our highest ever pre-Covid utilisation!


Role requirements 

  • You have a 2:1 or above standard in Computer Science or Maths or a closely related subject (proof of degree will be required). If you are educated to degree level at a 2:1 or above standard in a non-STEM related subject, a Masters degree within the relevant field will be acceptable.
  • You are proficient in business application software packages to an intermediate level such as: Microsoft Office 365 (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • You have the ability to use one (or more) development language and write working code under the direction and collaboration of others to achieve a well-engineered result. i.e. Java, SQL, Python, R, JavaScript, C++, .net etc.
  • Ideally, you'll also have the ability to design, test and maintain software to meet user needs.
  • Ideally, you'll also have basic knowledge of data structures, algorithms, unit testing / refactoring.


Company benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible working applications considered.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Annual leave starting at 27 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays rising to 33 days with service.
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme.
  • NHS Digital operates on a flexible assignment model allowing people to move between programmes and services to gain broader experience and delivery organisational priorities as such this role description is an initial assignment.

Application process

  • Online application – Fill in an application form, answer a few questions, and submit your CV.
  • Telephone interview – If you’re successful in the initial screening stage, we'll get in touch to talk through your interest in the scheme and what skills you can bring to NHS Digital.
  • Assessment Centre – At the assessment centre you'll be asked to complete individual and group tasks and have an opportunity to meet some of the people from our organisation.

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