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Armed Forces Careers

Supporting your transition into a civilian career

At Nationwide, we’re committed to supporting our Armed Forces. Whether you’re a veteran looking to reintegrate into a civilian career or a reservist looking for a successful career whilst serving, we recognise how your skills can help us deliver Simply brilliant service for our customers.

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Our commitment

In 2014 we signed the Armed Forces Covenant - Our commitment to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value of serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to Nationwide.

Since 2016 we've held the Gold Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which is the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour.

Your skills make an impact

Operating under pressure

We operate a high-performing culture. At times, you’d need to assess situations, think critically, and devise effective strategies in a pressured, timely manner so that we can respond to customer needs at pace.

Communication

Communicating effectively across your team and the wider business is crucial. At Nationwide we Say it straight, We are brave in speaking out and saying what we think – we’re honest and direct with good intent.

Leadership

Our leaders model, recognise and celebrate high performance, taking responsibility for embedding our Customer first behaviours and focusing every action on the needs of our customers.

Creativity

Creativity is the seed of innovation. Using characteristics such as questioning, observation and experimentation to solve problems is how we stand out.

Decision making

Making informed, rational and timely decisions leads to success. Prioritising what will have the greatest impact and taking accountability for delivering brilliant customer outcomes. We Get it done.

Building relationships

Creating deeper, broader, more rewarding relationships that provide the best value in banking helps us deliver better outcomes for our customers.

Meet some of our veterans and reservists

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Clive - Veteran

Clive, A Senior Compliance Manager within the Whistleblowing function spent 32 years in the Army and joined Nationwide in 2019. His military experience has proven to be invaluable in shaping his approach to leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making, allowing him to excel in his current role. Alongside Matt, Clive is the Co-Chair of our Veterans and Reservists Network.

Clive's story
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Matt - Reservist

Matt, Senior Risk Manager within Enterprise Data Governance, and Co-Chair of our Veterans and Reservists Network joined in 2025. For 27 days a year, Matt is a part-time Volunteer Reserve (PTVR) with the Royal Air Force, commissioned as a Flying Officer in the Intelligence branch.

Matt's story
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Emma - Veteran

Emma, an Engineer in the M365 Workplace team, joined Nationwide in 2023 after 10 years serving in the RAF. She spent her time in the RAF in a variety of roles - ground radio, ground support systems (servers for the Typhoon aircraft), telephony officer and IT support.

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Join our Network

Our military network aims to support our veterans and reservists to achieve their full potential during their time with us. For employees with serving family members, the network provides access to advice and support from military and other charity networks. 

They also ensure that as a Society, we continue to fulfil our obligations to the Armed Forces Covenant (Gold Award).

 

The opportunities are endless

We have a range of opportunities at Nationwide that benefit from the unique skillset that you hold. 

Take a look at some of the most popular areas that you will thrive in.

Financial Crime

Protect Nationwide and its members from all types of financial crime, including fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption.

Risk & Compliance

Use your expertise to protect our Society and its members by identifying risk and taking steps to mitigate against it.

Security

Our Security teams provide physical and building security across Nationwide's estate.

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Application and interview support

We want to make sure you feel supported throughout your recruitment journey with us. 

Have a read of our top tips for applications and interviews.

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What makes us different

Unlike the banks we are owned by our members, not shareholders. That’s anyone who banks, saves or has a mortgage with us. Which means we can always focus on what’s best for them.

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Your benefits

Be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match.

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Our other Networks

Our mission is to build an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, and for our society to reflect the diversity of the wider communities we serve. We thrive when we’re allowed to be ourselves.

Our Networks

You're here to GROW

GROW is our learning and opportunities platform that helps our Nationwide colleagues develop their skills now and the future.

GROW Learning is our one stop shop for learning functionality, keeping your skills fit for the future. A search engine for learning, giving you bite-sized content tailored to your needs. A place to learn from and share learning with colleagues from across Nationwide, and easy to follow learning pathways.

GROW Opportunities is a skills tool available to all Nationwide colleagues to help you find your next chance to develop. Using AI, the tool will match your skills to positions, projects, career pathways, learning and mentors across Nationwide. This gives you a better view of the opportunities across Nationwide and you'll receive personalised suggestions to develop in the right way for you, all to help you excel in your current role or prepare for the next one.

When you join Nationwide, you'll gain access to GROW to help you Push for better in your own growth and development.