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Help us map the future of our Society


Why Digital at Nationwide?

There’s never been a better time to join Nationwide, the world’s largest Building Society. Right now is when we're investing £4.1 billion in technology and creating up to a 1000 new tech jobs.


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Innovating for a better future

We’re no strangers to innovation. We were the first in the UK to launch an internet bank, we launched Apple Pay on day one and have a mobile banking app our members love, plus leading-edge video call technology in our branches. We know we can do more though, and we’re up for the challenge.

We’re building our Digital community with new perspectives, diverse backgrounds, and richly varied experience. And that’s where you come in.

The exponential rate of advances in digital technology means we’re constantly scanning the horizon, looking to the future, and figuring out how to offer our members and colleagues the best service.


Grow, learn and develop

We love people who are future orientated, early adopters with a passion for technology.

You’ll help shape, plan, build, deliver and support the experience which our members receive when using our digital services, such as our Mobile Banking app, Internet Bank, website and online product applications.

You’ll be creative and analytical, to imagine what’s possible and make recommendations to stakeholders on the right course of action. Using your sound knowledge of the digital environment and benefits of technology to our society, you’ll make good decisions in a fast-paced, agile environment focused on continuous improvement.

Placements in different teams will help you build and maintain the strong working relationships you’ll need to source the right solutions across the Society.

Words and phrases that describe you

Confident, accountable, curious, proactive, service-orientated, high performing, outcome focused, pragmatic, digitally savvy, positive, tenacious, ambitious and collaborative.

Explore other Graduate Development Programmes


Develop your understanding of change management and project methodologies.

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Finance, Treasury & Procurement

Our finance placement will allow you to see how our business is run across different teams.

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Learn how our specialised teams ensure we manage our risks effectively.

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Customer & Employee Experience

Help us put the plans in place to provide the very best for our members and colleagues.

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Analyst & Data Science

Use data to inform critical decisions across the Society.

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Product & Marketing

Identifying needs and creating solutions

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Application process

The infographic below shows the four stages to go through from application to final assessment centre.

Wanting to ensure post-university life gets off to a flying start?

Applications are now open for our graduate schemes that offer the opportunity of varied and challenging placements within a wide range of different business areas. At the same time, you get structured training and development to enable fast career progression.

This is Lowri’s story of how she launched her career at Nationwide:

Ever since I graduated from university four years ago I had always wanted to pursue a graduate career that offered a structured development pathway, but hadn't quite managed to find the right fit for me yet. Determined to finally achieve my professional goals, I decided to make one last attempt at securing the role that I had always dreamed of.

After spending an afternoon researching a number of different graduate programmes, I had my heart set on applying to just one company – Nationwide. The Nationwide ethos really resonated with me and I could already really see myself working there.

The prospect of working for a company who hold customers at the heart of everything they do was particularly appealing.

What’s more, the future career possibilities there seemed to be endless and I felt I wouldn't be restricted by my degree background in the placements that I carried out.

My recruitment process experience was very positive; I was made to feel really comfortable throughout each stage of the application process, which made it an enjoyable experience rather than a daunting one, allowing me to shine. I left my assessment day full of anticipation regarding the outcome; now, more than ever, I really wanted to return to Nationwide as an employee.

Well, here I am, and I absolutely love it.

Diversity is something that Nationwide really embraces and celebrates. As well as there being a wide age range among my colleagues, I learnt that the team was made up of individuals from different academic and professional backgrounds.

Development is one of Nationwide’s top priorities

I have always had the impression that my colleagues and managers have always been really interested in and committed to helping me reach my career goals. It is the continuous support and mentorship offered to you that I believe sets Nationwide’s graduate scheme apart from so many others.

Having studied Law at University, I certainly never envisaged working in Financial Services but I can say that I have completely enjoyed my time here. 

I'm really looking forward to a long and rewarding career with Nationwide. No two days are the same here, and thanks to the support I receive on all levels, I feel confident enough to be able to step outside of my comfort zone and take on new and exciting challenges.

With three more placements to go, I am not only excited to see where my next project will take me, but how my career at Nationwide will progress.