Graduate Programme 2021
Our two-year programme makes sure you experience many parts of the Society, so you can see how it all works together, as well as gaining in-depth knowledge of teams specific to your chosen career path. We’re offering graduate roles within 5 different business areas: Payments; Change & Digital; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources and Product & Marketing.
At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.
We need graduates who are go-getters; ambitious, driven, and full of curiosity. And we promise to give you all the opportunities you can handle to continue learning and developing to achieve your career goals.
Please ensure you apply early, due to the popularity of our Graduate Programme we will close adverts before the application deadline if sufficient application numbers have been reached.
What you’ll be doing
On-the-job learning is crucial to understanding the skills and expertise required in any role so from the day you start, and on each of your rotations, you'll be doing a real job with clear expectations and targets. On each scheme, you’ll choose and complete several placements within your specialism.
Location is flexible, however there may be a requirement to be in Swindon or London office for some days a week depending on your placements.
We’re all about the power of the collective, so you’ll be using your good communication skills to build strong and lasting working relationships. You’ll be a quick learner, inquisitive, always focused on solutions and have the tenacity to bring them to life. In this digital age, we need people who are familiar with all the apps and devices that make our world go around too.
Our members are at the heart of everything we do, so a passion for providing excellent customer service is a must. The path to the right result is rarely straightforward so you’ll have to be comfortable navigating challenges and managing ambiguity. As a high performing, ambitious deliverer, we’ll rely on you to be decisive, organised and proactive.
We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about your values, what makes you who you are and how you’d make a difference to our members in this role.
The extras you’ll get
As well as a permanent contract and a competitive starting salary (£28,000 pa), as a valued member of the team we offer you:
- Access to an annual performance related bonus
- Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
- A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
- Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
- Life assurance worth 8x your salary
- A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
- 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
- The option to 'buy' up to 10 days more holiday
- And a warm glow from helping our members
Why work at Nationwide
We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.
If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.
What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.
What to do next
If you’d like to apply, just click the ‘Apply now’ button. You can choose up to two Graduate schemes. You’ll need to attach your CV and answer a few questions.
We’ll send you our online assessments to complete and there will also be a short video interview to find out more about you. If you are successful, you’ll then be invited to attend one of our Virtual assessment centres which run from mid-November through to December, with some also taking place early in the New Year. More details on our five Graduate schemes can be found here!