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IT and Business Management Year in Industry placement

Exploring the future of IT matters 

If discovering different aspects of Information Technology, and which areas suit your interests matters to you. You matter to us.

Group of IT and business students doing a year in industry with Network Rail sit around a low table.

Our IT and Business Management placement offers you the chance to experience the various disciplines, activities and roles that are required to run the IT department of a national-scale organisation. With many innovations being rolled out as part of our ongoing digital transformation, expect plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, and gain practical insights that will support the theory you have learned at university.


  • Your starting salary is £17,000
  • The scheme lasts for one year.
  • Placement opportunities available in Milton Keynes

Who you are matters

We look for a passion for all things IT. People with an eye for detail, who enjoy getting into the nitty gritty of analysing data. You’ll be comfortable working in an innovative team, and even more comfortable coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems. And when it comes to presenting your ideas to others, you’ll have the confidence, and strong communication skills, to get your solutions and ideas across.

What you’ll be doing

As our organisation increases its digital reach, we rely on our IT department to support everything we do.

Whether you’re working with cutting-edge technologies and applications such as digital railway traffic management and accident prevention, or playing a leading part in delivering elements of business change, you can rest assured your placement will be both hands on, and offer plenty of valuable experience.

What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues, and receive coaching from senior staff.

Your benefits matter

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28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

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5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causes

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Access to our employee assistance program

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Up to 75% discount on rail and underground season tickets

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Discounted online shopping

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Healthcare club membership discount

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Childcare vouchers

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Two weeks paid reserve leave for members of our Armed Forces community

The opportunities it leads to

Do well on your placement, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme intake. Many former year in industry students go on to hold senior positions within our company.

The entry requirements

You’ll be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree.

We matter to millions. You could too.

Applications are now closed

Due to the high interest in this programme, we have received enough applications for this intake . We will be accepting applications for our 2023 schemes in October 2022. To be the first to find out please register your interest below.

Discover a different placement

If our IT and Business Management placement isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not take a look at some of the other placements we have available.

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