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Early Careers

Your Early Career is only the beginning

Whether you're just starting out, or kickstarting a career change, we know how important it is to make the right choice. Our purpose built Early Careers programmes give you the skills, knowledge and supporting network to set you up for your whole career, not just the start of it.

Explore our programmes

We have a whole range of programmes to choose from. So no matter what stage of life you’re at, there’ll be something to suit you.

Internships

Use your Summer to join a paid internship at Nationwide. You'll build your skills, gain new knowledge and expand your network.

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Skills Development Programmes

Whether you're a graduate looking for a structured programme, or looking to change your career into something more purposeful. We'll provide you with the skills, knowledge and network for your next step.

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Apprenticeships

With the opportunity to earn while you learn, an Apprenticeship is a great way to get your career off to a great start.

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Technology Development Programme (TDP)

As we embrace and expand new tech innovations there's never been a more exciting time to join us in kick-starting your career in tech. We're not just looking for skills, we're looking for potential.

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Industrial Placements

Join our Industrial Placement programmes and you'll spend the year as part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match.

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Change Development Programme (CDP)

Join our Change Development Programme and become a change management professional. Our Programme is currently closed for applications but register your interest below and we'll keep you up to date.

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What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

Find out what makes us different.

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A highly competitive range of benefits

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match.

Benefits

Application FAQs for Early Careers Candidates.

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.

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

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

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 at the UK Home Office website.

Nationwide holds a Skilled Worker Sponsor License which allows for visa sponsorship if the requirements of the Skilled Worker route are met. Any offer of employment is subject to providing the appropriate proof of right-to-work status within the UK prior to your start date. If you require visa sponsorship to lawfully work in the UK you will not be prevented from applying for a role at Nationwide, however, the ability to sponsor visas is determined by the relevant UK immigration laws at the time of application. The Skilled Worker route is points-based and there are specific requirements relating to skill level of the role and minimum salary expectations. Further information can be found here on the current eligibility requirements for the Skilled Worker route.

Unfortunately, Nationwide are unable to advise or confirm whether you will meet the eligibility for visa sponsorship or other immigration routes.

We normally advertise for our Early Career programmes in mid-October time, check the Early Careers pages for more details and closing dates, these will also be clearly stated in all our job adverts. Generally our programmes are open for applications throughout October and 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 normally advertised during National Apprenticeship Week which runs in early February.

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 Emerging.Talent@nationwide.co.uk 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 www.disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk.

For our 2024 entry campaign, all of our assessments will be completed virtually, you will not be asked to travel and attend assessment centres in person.

Rewarding career experiences

Positively impacting communities

Nationwide has a huge positive impact on communities and lives across the UK. We use 1% of pre-tax profits to do good for society and this report summarises the difference we make to the lives of our customers and communities.