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2 years


£45,000 plus benefits


London, Southwest (Bristol & Cardiff), West Yorkshire and Edinburgh but some placements may be elsewhere in the UK.

You will be hired into a specific location for the duration of the scheme but would have the option to rotate elsewhere if desired.


Various options available based on graduate development requirements.

Help us shape solutions from data

Every time a customer uses our apps, makes a purchase, or chooses a product, they generate data. This data is incredibly important, but how can it help us grow, transform, and prepare for whatever the future brings? That’s where our Data Science teams come in.

We're experts in collecting and analysing large data sets, and we use this knowledge to help teams across the business spot and understand opportunities and challenges. We design software, integrate machine learning and more, to create data-led solutions, predict customer outcomes and model risks. It means there’s no shortage of interesting problems to solve or ways to make an impact on our 26 million customers.

Right now, we're looking for more new talent join us. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind and a good grasp of coding in Python, we want to hear from you.

Is our Data Science graduate scheme for you?

If you want to work in data, wouldn’t you want to work where the scale of data is almost unrivalled? Somewhere with established processes and production systems you can learn from? Somewhere that will give you the structure and support you need to excel?

That’s exactly what our scheme offers. As well as the vast amounts of data you’ll be working with and problems you’ll be solving, you’ll do it as part of an extremely experienced and supportive team. As individuals, we're incredibly diverse – in attitude, skills and ways of thinking – but we share an appreciation for innovation and learning. It takes drive and resilience to keep discovering new solutions, but you won’t do it on your own. We know that collaborating to solve a problem makes for a stronger solution and everyone, at every level, is here to help you learn.

And to ensure you become a data scientist with deep understanding of how to impact change, our scheme pairs you with different business areas – from Risk through to Commercial. Our flexible working policy means you can balance working from home with time in the office.

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What you'll learn on the Data Science graduate scheme

Over two years, you’ll learn to solve all kinds of business problems and become a skilled data scientist within an inclusive, diverse and collaborative team of people.

We want to give you broad experience with diverse challenges. Throughout your three placements, you’ll work with other data scientists and data engineers in multi-disciplinary teams to understand client and business problems. You’ll find solutions that improve the way we work and the way customers bank. And through it, build a well-rounded skillset and understanding of the disciplines that lead to successful data science delivery.

As well as helping you develop agile ways of working, we’ll encourage you to work to your strengths and grow beyond them through training and networking opportunities. And at the end of the scheme, you’ll have a portfolio of tried and tested data-led solutions that show your skills, and could lead to a varied and successful career across the Group.

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The work you could be doing

  • Creating analysis and models to establish patterns and strengthen business strategies
  • Running quantitative analysis, modelling user behaviours and building recommender systems
  • Building risk management tools to provide insights into risk positions, support prudential requirement, assess impact of new product lines and improve controls and oversights
  • Building end-to-end solutions with Python that could help thousands of customers to have a more streamlined mortgage experience
  • Working on our cloud infrastructure to develop and deploy ML solutions at scale

The programme structure

You’ll start with a bootcamp, fast-tracking your understanding of the Group and data science

Across three eight-month placements you’ll develop core data science, data engineering and software engineering skills

Regular touchpoints with dedicated mentors, events and ongoing support will ensure you’re getting the most out of the scheme

After two years, you’ll be ready to find your permanent role in our Group with well-rounded data science experience and in-depth understanding of 1–2 business areas

Is this for you?

What you need to apply

A 2:2 degree or above in any discipline from any university. PhD and master’s students are welcome.

Due to the technical nature of this scheme, you’ll also need a strong understanding of Python coding techniques and the mathematical ability to analyse data and statistics using methods like modelling and probabilities.


London, Southwest (Bristol & Cardiff), West Yorkshire and Edinburgh but some placements may be elsewhere in the UK.

You will be hired into a specific location for the duration of the scheme but would have the option to rotate elsewhere if desired.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2023. Our graduate schemes may close early if we receive a high number of applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as you can.

The application process

Our application process is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to excel. You’ll find everything you need to know, including stages of the process and tips to help you succeed, on our how to apply page.

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