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Our Benefits

Rewarding the people who help build our Society

Our Benefits

It’s not just our members we take care of

Recognising and rewarding those who put our members first matters to us. It’s you who makes the difference. So our benefits are designed with you in mind.

What you’ll get
As well as opportunities to learn, develop your skills and progress within our society, you can look forward to:
- A competitive salary
- An annual performance bonus
- A range of flexible benefits
- A generous pension scheme

Tailor our benefits to suit you, enjoy a bonus each year for work well done, and take advantage of a pension scheme which means that for every 7% you pay in, we’ll top it up to 23% – proving we look after you now, and in the future.

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Employee Rewards

Competitive salary + Personal Accident 3 x salary and Life Assurance 8 x salary.

  • Range of special offers for employees who pay their salary into a Nationwide Current account.
  • Rewards for Talent Referrals
  • Rewards and extra paid time off for career milestones

Generous holiday allowance

24 days, increasing to 30 days per year. We also give our employees the option to ‘buy’ up to an extra 10 days holiday.

Flexible working

Including options such as flexi-time, part-time, job sharing, remote working, and term-time contracts.

  • Relaxed dress code and free uniform for customer-facing roles

Pension scheme

With company contributions of up to 16% when you contribute 7%.

Flexible benefits

Including the option to buy private healthcare discounted for you and your family, reduced-price gym memberships, and dental plans.

Social responsibility

We invest 1% of our pre-tax profits in social responsibility and give all our employees 14 hours paid volunteering time to support causes that matter to them.

  • Charity donations through payroll
  • Matched charity fundraising
  • Opportunity to apply for a local charity grant up to £5k

Working with PRIDE

Our PRIDE values inform every business decision we make. Putting our members first. Rising to the challenge. Inspiring trust, Doing the right thing. Excelling at relationships.

  • PRIDE is also the measure for our highly-prized employee recognition schemes

Diversity & inclusion

We want every employee to feel welcome and able to bring their whole selves to work. Vibrant employee network groups support everyone.

Learning & development

We invest in our people, offering coaching and mentoring programmes; technical and professional development and qualifications; and leadership development.

  • Internal development programmes
  • Access to a range of learning solutions

Room to move

As the world’s largest building society, there’s plenty of scope to move your career in whatever direction you wish.

Family friendly policies

Including extra time off for parents and carers, 26 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave, extended leave for premature babies, six weeks paid paternity leave and four weeks paid bereavement leave.

Sharing in success

A discretionary bonus scheme rewarding our collective efforts to achieve the Society’s objectives.

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The secret life of a working carer

We’re doing what we can to make it easier to combine care and career by introducing a new leave type called ‘Family Support’, to provide working carers up to five days paid leave each year.

Did you know? In 3 years, the number of carers in the UK who juggle work with caring for a family member, has gone from 1 in 9 to 1 in 7.  And over 600 people, every day quit their jobs due to the demands of being a family carer.

Ben’s story
I have three children Freya, Rory and Gracie. My family is different because my daughters have a rare genetic disorders. My Eldest Freya aged 8 has Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome which is very rare effecting 1 in 25,000 births and my youngest Gracie aged 2 has extremely rare Pallister Kilian syndrome which effects 1 in 25million (roughly 300 people in the world diagnosed).

The odds of us having these two children are the same as winning the jackpot on the lottery twice, I know what you’re thinking… how lucky are we to have hit the jackpot twice.

I'm a father first but also a carer by default. My girls require 24-hour care. Their medical needs are extensive, they don’t eat, talk, walk and both require help with breathing and Gracie has epilepsy. Combined they have a drugs chart in double figures.

Being a carer for two disabled children is a challenge for many reasons but ultimately is hugely rewarding as the small steps feel like leaps.

Coming to work at Nationwide provides me with a focus and purpose. I’ve had some wonderful managers around me who’ve supported myself and my family in my time of need. They’ve been flexible with working hours, allowing me time to support my family, and made sure I maintain a good work-life balance.

At the beginning of this year, my youngest was in intensive care for couple of months. During this time my colleagues and my manager at the time would always keep a constant check on me, to see if I was coping alright.

I was allowed the flexibility of getting to work a little bit later so that I could make sure my other children were organised and ready for school and happy in themselves. Having the support of my colleagues to be able to do this made such a difference to me being able to survive through the difficult periods.

If you're working carer, you're not alone

We have a Working Carers Network, where you’ll meet other carers who share similar experiences and be a part of organised activities, such as the recently launched ‘Time for Tea, Time for Me’ sessions. 


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Choose benefits that work for you

As well as a wide range of development opportunities, we provide a total reward package that includes a competitive salary, performance bonus, pension schemes and flexible benefits.


Salary sacrifice scheme 

You can choose, for example, to make additional pension contributions, buy extra holiday, join the gym or take out dental and healthcare plans.


Access to a wide range of discounts on products and services, including leisure, legal services and health and wellbeing.

Employee Flexclusives

A range of special offers to reward employees who pay their salary into a Nationwide current account.

Generous holiday allowance

24 days, increasing to 30 days per year (pro rata for part-time workers). Option to 'buy' up to an extra 10 days holiday, with the approval of your line manager.


If you're over 16 and under 75, you automatically become a member of our contributory pension scheme. Pay the minimum contribution of 4% of your salary and we'll contribute 13%. Pay more than 4% and we'll match your additional contributions up to a maximum total of 16%. If you contribute 7% we'll contribute 16%. This means you'll receive 23% of your annual salary into your pension.


Either a core benefit (depending on your role and when you joined) or discounted for you and your family.

Free life insurance 

Worth eight times your salary.

Flexible working

Includes flexi-time, part-time, job sharing and term-time working.

Recognition awards

Make an extra-special contribution and you’ll be rewarded with gifts and vouchers.

A poem to explain our inclusive culture

This year we've participated in a number of Pride parades across the UK. See and hear through our people, why equality, diversity and inclusion is important to us.