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As the country's central bank, we play a fundamental role in the UK's economy and financial system.
Whether it's setting interest rates, issuing banknotes or devising economic policy, our work touches the lives of everyone in the country. Joining the Bank of England means getting involved in complex, high profile and truly fascinating projects.
From responding to the global financial crisis to supporting the UK recovery, we're not driven by profit, but by delivering solutions that maintain the monetary and financial stability of the UK economy.
The Bank of England IT Graduate Scheme is designed to nurture the next generation of software engineers, infrastructure architects, data scientists, business analysts and testers to design, build and maintain applications at the heart of the Bank.
You’ll be part of a team working to ensure the Bank delivers against its core purposes – from keeping payment systems running, supporting systems that enable the Bank’s economists to perform analysis for the Financial Stability and Monetary Policy Committees to delivering systems at pace as was demanded in the financial crisis of 2008. Underpinning all of this is the need to ensure that what we deliver is done in a secure way.
Every graduate on the Bank’s programme is part of the same Bank graduate scheme with the same structure and development opportunities. Within IT there are five paths – on applying you’ll be asked for your preference and will be discussed with you at the interview to help us understand which path is the best fit for you. The IT programme is flexible – if you are a good performer and find the path you are on is not a good fit, we’ll endeavour to move you to the right path.
You’ll join a path from day one but you will get exposure to the wider IT areas to see how we deliver IT at the Bank and learn the way we operate and deliver services. This may be through rotations, work shadowing and seminars.
Your first year will be focussed on giving you a breadth of knowledge in the path you join – plans will be developed based on business needs, however you should expect to be involved in project and support work giving you the opportunity to work with a cross section of teams across the Plan, Build and Maintain areas of the IT department.
You’ll have the opportunity to train across a variety of technologies and languages, and where appropriate pursue industry qualifications.