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Back to IT Programme

From 22,720 p/a
Closing date
28 Feb 2021

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About the Back to IT Programme at Next

The programme offers successful applicants a paid placement of 6 months, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role. Roles available with this programme are based in the Leicester, Doncaster and South Elmsall areas. A range of flexible working options are available, dependent on the role.

Next has a range of mid to senior level IT roles available for experienced IT professionals. You will be placed in an area which matches your professional experience. To support you back into the workplace, you will receive coaching, a mentor from within Next and opportunities to network across the organisation. You will receive a competitive package of pay and benefits during the programme.

About Next IT

We have a dedicated team of over 850 people in IT, working across three state-of the-art locations. We've helped create one of the most-visited retail websites in Europe, seen by millions of people across 72 countries and have committed to staying ahead. Most of our IT solutions are developed in-house which gives us that competitive edge. We’re an always changing, fast-paced industry, and we invest in both brilliant people and the latest technology to help them define what's next.

We’re not only retail: We’re creative and aspire to achieve the best we can in whatever we do. Our values are at the forefront of everything we do (Customers, People, Quality, Teamwork, and Innovation). These define who we are and the way we approach IT at Next. We encourage communication across the entire IT department to ensure our values are more than words. They are what we live by, every day.

From developing in .NET to using emerging technologies, embracing change with MVC and adapting through agile ways of working, we’re focused on delivery and driving the business forward. We’re currently investing in expanding our credit system, Next Pay and making sure our cyber security function is world class. We’re also moving our data to the Cloud. At the same time, we’re constantly improving logistics and warehouse processes as well as our use of big data and always evolving our website. Whatever your area of interest, you can bring your ideas to life at Next!

Who we’re looking for:

We’re keen to hear from candidates who have had a career break of at least two years, and keen to get back to an IT role, in particular:

Developer (C#, .NET)

Test Analyst (Manual, automation, SQL, C#)

Systems Engineer (Windows, Linux, Networking, scripting, automation)

There are flexible working options available with this role, including home working


Have been out of the IT field for two or more years and are looking to return to an IT role

Drive, commitment and a can-do attitude

A strong aptitude and interest in learning new skills and technologies


  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff Discount
  • On-site Nursery
  • Flexible working and working from home options
  • Training and Development

About Next

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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