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Graduate Programme 2020

Graduate Programme 2020

  • Location: UK Wide, UK Wide
  • Salary: £28,000 - £28,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00ET00213
  • Closing Date: 30 November 2019

Job description

Our two-year programme makes sure you experience many parts of the Society, so you can see how it all works together, as well as gaining in depth knowledge of teams specific to your chosen career path.

We’re offering schemes in seven different disciplines: Change; Finance (3 years) Treasury & Procurement; Customer & Employee Experience; Digital; Analyst & Data Science; Risk; and Product & Marketing. In addition to this, we also offer an 18-month Technology Development Programme for graduates who want to fast-track their way to becoming technical specialists.

Who we're looking for

We’re all about the power of the collective, so you’ll be using your good communication skills to build strong and lasting working relationships. You’ll be a quick learner, inquisitive, always focused on solutions and have the tenacity to bring them to life. In this digital age, we need people who are familiar with all the apps and devices that make our world go around too.

Our members are at the heart of everything we do, so a passion for providing excellent customer service is a must. The path to the right result is rarely straightforward so you’ll have to be comfortable navigating challenges and managing ambiguity. As a high performing, ambitious deliverer, we’ll rely on you to be decisive, organised and proactive.

What you'll be doing

We need graduates who are go-getters; ambitious, driven, and full of curiosity. And we promise to give you all the opportunities you can handle to continue learning and developing to achieve your career goals.

On-the-job learning is crucial to understanding the skills and expertise required in any role so from the day you start, and on each of your rotations, you'll be doing a real job with clear expectations and targets. On each scheme, you’ll choose and complete several placements within your specialism.

The extras you'll get

As well as a permanent contract and a competitive starting salary (£28,000 pa), as a valued member of the team we offer you:

• An annual discretionary bonus based on us meeting our objectives
• Access to training to help you progress and develop your skills
• 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
• The option to 'buy' up to 10 days more holiday
• A company pension where if you pay 7% we'll top it up to 23%
• Relocation assistance where applicable
• And a warm glow from helping our members

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

We’re different. Very different. Because at Nationwide, as well as having the enormous scope of a top financial services provider, we’re a mutual, here to provide the best for our 15 million members. That means investing in people and technology, researching and innovating to deliver the products and services our members deserve.

And we’ve remained true to our roots. ‘Building society, nationwide’ is more than providing mortgages – it’s supporting our local communities, funding housing initiatives, doing the right thing. So, on our Graduate programme, you really can have it all. Head and heart. Leading edge careers and social purpose.

At Nationwide we also have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other as well as our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. Here you’ll be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured and you feel empowered to contribute.

If you’d like to apply, just click the ‘Apply now’ button. You can choose up to two schemes. You’ll need to attach your CV and answer a few questions.

We’ll send you our online tests to complete and, once you’ve passed them, we’ll arrange a 20-minute telephone interview. You’ll then be invited to one of our assessment centres which run from mid-November but are mostly in January and February next year. More details of the application process and our seven schemes are on Good luck!