Transformation Development Programme

Broaden your experience with Nationwide's Transformation Development Programme

Our Transformation Development Programme is ideal if you're looking to put your change management, communication, influencing and planning skills into practice. 

The aim of the Transformation Development Programme is to give you the development and support needed to fulfill your potential, and provide you with the opportunity to become a valued member of our change delivery community. 

We welcome both graduate and non-graduate applications.

Why choose our Transformation Development Programme?

Transformation is pivotal to the delivery of Nationwide's wider strategic plan - meaning a career with us could help you to quickly gain a greater insight and understanding of every aspect of the business. This includes seeing first hand how the projects and programmes we deliver have a positive impact on both Nationwide customers and colleagues alike.

You'll be part of a business area responsible for all large change programmes across the Society, with a portfolio expected to total half a million pounds over this financial year alone. Some of our major achievements have included the launch of ApplePay, contactless cards, and our mobile banking app.

With over 1000 people working on the delivery of around 150 projects at any one time, this fast paced and dynamic team will provide you with a great deal of variety and offer plenty of opportunity to grow and develop your long term career.

To see why graduates choose this program, read Tulsi's story.

“ I studied Politics at University and prior to Nationwide I had worked in Marketing and Social Policy Research. I had no formal experience of Project Management but found it easy to pick up and run with by applying logic and common sense. ”

Jenni, PMO Analyst

What would I be doing?

You will be joining the Division aligned to either Project Management (PM), Business Analysis (BA) or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Practice.

  • Project Management: take overall accountability for delivery of work streams, projects and programmes
  • Business Analysis: enable change by defining business needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders
  • Portfolio Management Office: ensure that change activity is managed in a controlled manner, and that valuable resources are used in the best possible way

Each of these Practices offer successful candidates experience of a range of projects, which vary in strategic theme, size, scale and complexity over the course of 2 years.

“ At Nationwide, I enjoy the fact that no day is ever the same. Every day throws a different challenge that you have to try and overcome and I love trying to solve them. I also love interacting with lots of different people across the business. The BA practice is a great place to get to know how things work around here. ”

Tom, Business Analyst

Career progression & salary

There will be plenty of support on hand to assist you during your journey; as well as a structured development programme, your line manager will be a Senior Manager within the practice community. You'll also be partnered with a mentor to help you achieve your career goals, and a buddy to help you settle in and answer any of the questions you might have on a day to day basis.

  • A competitive starting salary (£28,000 p.a)
  • Performance based annual bonus and benefits
  • A permanent contract
  • Private healthcare membership
  • 24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • A company pension
  • Relocation assistance where applicable

Want to know where the Transformation Programme could lead you? Take a look here to get an idea of roles and salary packages you could progress on to.

Applying for our transformation programme

The application window for 2018 is now closed. If you're interested in our transformation programme then keep an eye out for our 2019 vacancies in the autumn.

Find out more about our application process here.

If you have any specific queries, you can contact the team at: