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Location: UK: Leicester, Doncaster and South Elmsall (Pontefract – West Yorkshire)
Programme: 
6-month returnship
Start Date: 
April / May 2022
Apply by: 16 February 2022

NEXT Back to IT is designed to support talented IT professionals back into work after an extended career break of two or more years.

About NEXT Technology

Technology drives what NEXT does – plain and simple! It’s helped NEXT become one of the UK’s most profitable retailers so they can invest in the latest technology and the greatest people.

They have a large talented team of over 1,000 people designing, developing and supporting all of their business applications and infrastructure in-house. It’s fundamental that their technology stays ahead of the competition, so they need the very best people to do just that.

About NEXT Back to IT

Back to IT will provide a supported transition to integrate into NEXT and the role, and to refresh professional skills and experience. The following support will be available to support a transition back into the workplace:

  • A detailed induction and a ‘buddy’ to help you settle in
  • ‘On the job’ learning
  • Regular Manager check-ins
  • Coaching sessions with Women Returners
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities

Line Managers will set clear, structured objectives which will challenge and stretch returners as they progress, in order to meet their full potential.

The programme offers successful applicants a paid placement of 6 months, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role. NEXT is happy to discuss flexible working too!

Who Back to IT is looking for

NEXT is keen to hear from individuals who have had a career break of two years or more and who are keen to get back into a tech role. In particular, they are looking for:

  • Developers (C#, .NET, COBOL, Adabas, DB2)
  • Test Analysts (Manual, automation, SQL, C#)
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts

You can read and hear about one of the previous Back to IT Returners here: Bhavna’s Story on the Career Returners Podcast

To Apply

To view the full job ad and to apply, click here

Please apply by latest 16 February 2022.

For any other questions about the programme, please don’t hesitate to email itcareers@next.co.uk using the subject header “Back to IT”.