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The Festival of Benefits: Celebrating our diverse range of benefits on offer

Last week, we held a ‘Festival of Benefits’ roadshow at our Swindon head office. The event was organised by our Proposition, Recognition and Benefits team and was an opportunity for our benefit suppliers to showcase their offerings and guide our employees through the diverse range of benefits available to them. 

Every November, Nationwide employees have the opportunity to choose and customise the benefits they wish to take advantage of for the following calendar year, whether that be buying products, accessing services or enhancing their well-being.

Sandra Gomes who works in our Bereavement team spoke to us about the savings she’s made so far. “I’ve been using Nationwide’s ‘MyReward’ app for everyday purchases and have saved around £400 since May, by saving on tax and NI, it’s made a real difference.  I’m also interested in the tech 'buy now pay later' scheme as I need a new laptop.” Her team regularly share tips on how to save money and advice on where they can make sizeable savings on things like holidays and household appliances.

One of our benefits specialists Jo Williams showcased one of our newer benefits ‘Gympass’ - which gives heavily discounted gym memberships as well as free access to numerous health and well-being apps. “As colleagues, we don’t always necessarily know all of the great benefits that Nationwide offers, and events like this give the opportunity to ask questions in person to the provider whilst they’re here”.

Benefits relating to pension and health checks were of particular interest to Clare Crowley – who works in Regulatory Relations and took time out to visit the festival - she said “It’s an excellent opportunity to give people the chance to learn more and ask specific questions tailored to their circumstances. In a busy world, we’re bombarded with information, so meeting suppliers face to face is really useful”.

Find out more about the range of benefits we offer here.