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2022 Industrial Placements

2022 Industrial Placements

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: £18,200 - £18,200
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00ET00361
  • Closing Date: 08 November 2021

Our 12-month placement gives you a valuable first look at what it’s like to work here, with real responsibility and accountability. Choose which discipline best suits your interest and skill set from: Regulated Distribution & Servicing, Member Experience, HR, and Change. We also have our Finance and Treasury Industrial Placements which you will be able to find here 2022 Finance & Treasury Graduate & Industrial Placements job vacancy in United Kingdom, United Kingdom | Nationwide Jobs (nationwide-jobs.co.uk) along with our IT Industrial Placements found here 2022 TDP Industrial Placements job vacancy in United Kingdom, United Kingdom | Nationwide Jobs (nationwide-jobs.co.uk)


You’ll be based within one business area throughout your time with us, developing your experience and knowledge. We view our Industrial Placements as a pipeline into our Graduate Programmes.


We recently announced that from now on we’ll be recruiting where the talent is as opposed to where our offices are and therefore, we are flexible on location. With all of our Early Career opportunities you will not need to relocate. You can work from anywhere. You choose your location based on your working day.

We don’t ask for you to be studying towards a certain degree subject for our Industrial Placements. However you must be at university and looking to complete this placement as part of your degree, returning to university for your final year once this placement is completed.

Please ensure you apply early, due to the popularity of our Industrial Placements we will close adverts before the application deadline if sufficient application numbers have been reached.

What you’ll be doing

We need placement students 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 in a challenging 12-months.
On-the-job learning is crucial to understanding the skills and expertise required in any role so from the day you start you'll be doing a real job with clear expectations and targets.

About you

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.

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:
• Your values, and what makes you who you are
• How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

The extras you’ll get

As well as a fixed-term contract and a competitive starting salary (£18,200 pa), as a valued member of the team we offer you:
• A 12 month placement from Sept 2022 – Sept 2023
• A real job – you’ll be contributing to the organisation while you learn
• A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
• Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
• Life assurance worth 8x your salary
• A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
• Access to an annual performance related bonus
• Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
• 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re different from other financial service providers. We’re a building society, owned by our members. And for over 130 years, we’ve supported those members to make the most of their money and achieve what they want from life. That’s reflected in the way we work here at Nationwide. We come together to make sure we’re doing things in the best way possible, both for each other and for our members. If you join us, you’ll be part of that. You’ll be able to help us build something really quite special. And you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference. On top of that, we always want you to be yourself. To use your skills and experience to make our Society stronger. To feel valued for who you are, not just what you do. Because here at Nationwide, we understand that we can do more together than we ever could alone.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.


We’ll send you our online assessments to complete and there will also be a short video interview to find out more about you. If you are successful, you’ll then be invited to attend one of our Virtual assessment centres which run from mid-November through to December, with some also taking place early in the New Year. More details on our Industrial Placement schemes can be found at https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/early-careers/industrial-placements/


We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.
For more information on our application process and useful hints and tips, please visit https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/application-hints-and-tips/


If you have any further questions, please contact us at Emerging.Talent@nationwide.co.uk

Good luck!

2022 Industrial Placements

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