Your Apprenticeship journey
When you embark on an Apprenticeship at Nationwide, you become part of a network, with a whole host of people to consult and collaborate with. We’ll provide you with the knowledge, skills and network to help your career get off to a flying start.
The levels and disciplines we offer change each year, as these are real jobs and Nationwide's needs change each year too.
Our current programmes are closed for applications but please register your interest lower down the page and we'll let you know once our programmes open.
Our promise to you
One of the huge advantages of our apprenticeships is the network of other Early Careers colleagues you’ll be part of. A ready-made support system across the Society to team up with and build rewarding relationships.
Our dedicated Early Careers team will be watching out for your best interests too. As well as gaining a recognised qualification, we’ll help you build essential and relevant skills to future proof your career.
What we're looking for
You can join at any age from 16 years onwards (though you can apply at 15). The minimum requirements differ based on the type of Apprenticeship you're applying for and will be detailed in the job advert.
Unfortunately, we can't accept your application if you don't live in the UK.
Our Retail Apprenticeships are an exciting opportunity to join Nationwide and become a valued colleague in our Branch network. You'll work towards a Level 3 Senior Financial Customer Adviser Apprenticeship or in Scotland a Providing Financial Services at SCQF Level 6, whilst gaining invaluable experience of doing the right thing the right way for our members working as a Member Representative.
The great part about the Member Representative role is it’s so versatile. There are lots of opportunities ranging from; educating members on our digital services and easier ways to bank with us, helping them with their financial transactions, supporting them to be better off and much much more.
We invest in our people, offering coaching and mentoring programmes; technical and professional development and qualifications; and leadership development.
We want every employee to feel welcome and able to bring their whole selves to work. Employee Networks, and wellbeing benefits is just some of the support we offer.
We create success so we can share success. We've a comprehensive suite of rewards and recognition benefits.
Ben - CIMA and beyond
Ben joined as a Finance apprentice two and a half years ago. He started a University degree, believing it was the best route to the career he’d always wanted. Realising it wasn’t right for him, he applied for an apprenticeship - three teams and two promotions later, he hasn’t looked back:
'You get the best of both worlds. Equal to any other employee, you’re not restricted when it comes to applying for new roles or moving teams, and the work you are given is work that you can be proud of doing. With 20% of your time dedicated to the apprenticeship, you can make progress on both fronts.
'Alongside my work, I’ve completed my original level 4 apprenticeship and am continuing to study with my level 7 apprenticeship in Accountancy. Once this is finished, I will be a qualified accountant.'