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Application FAQs

After you apply, we'll email you everything you need to know at each stage of the application process. In the meantime, we've included a few frequently asked questions below.

I’ve applied to an Emerging Talent Programme before. Can I re-apply?

Yes, as long as it was a minimum of 12 months ago.

I’m not a recent graduate and have some years work experience. Can I still apply?

Yes, we encourage applications from all ages, including individuals who already have some work experience.

I don’t have the right to work in the UK, can I still apply?

Employment at Nationwide is conditional upon you having the right to work lawfully in the UK in the role you are applying for. For further information on work permits, take a look on the UK Home Office website.

What qualifications do I need to apply for the Emerging Talent Programmes or Industrial Placements?

For our Emerging Talent Programmes, you'll need to check the individual adverts for the minimum entry requirements.

Our Graduate Programme will require a degree qualification (or equivalent) and for our Industrial Placements you must be a student at University looking for a year placement before returning to University for your final year.

What is the closing date for applications?

We advertise our Emerging Talent Graduate and Industrial Placement roles early October for a start date with us the following September. Closing dates will be clearly advertised however we generally open our adverts for applications throughout October and early November. We do recommend submitting your application as soon as possible as some adverts may close earlier if we receive a high volume of applications.

Apprenticeship opportunities are advertised during National Apprenticeship Week which runs in early February.

What provisions do Nationwide make for candidates with a disability?

At Nationwide, we're proud to be a Disability Confident employer and we consider all applicants on their abilities alone to ensure a fair recruitment process. If there are any reasonable adjustments you may need us to make, please contact us at so that we can work with you to ensure you are fully supported throughout our assessment process.

For more information about what being a disability confident employer means please visit

Are expenses incurred during the recruitment process reimbursed?

For our 2022 campaign all our assessments will be completed virtually, you will not be asked to travel and attend assessment centres in person.