We're the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK.
We're also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. With around 15 million members, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK population.
Our customers can manage their finances in a branch, via a mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. We have around 17,000 employees with an increasing number of them working flexibly. Our head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. We also have a number of call centres in the UK.
At Nationwide, our values are underpinned by the need to put our customers first. It's a driving force in every area of our business, making it an essential requirement if you'd like to work for us.
Below are just a few of the reasons over 14 million members choose to bank with us - that's over a quarter of the UK population.
We're the world's largest building society
Over 160 years ago we opened our doors as a building society. Run for the benefit of our members, being a building society means that we're free to reinvest more of our profits to improve the products and services we offer.
Our members decide how we're run
Each year we ask our members to take part in our AGM and vote on key decisions about how we operate as a business. It's your Society, so it's only right that you help set the direction we take.
We support your local communities
We continue to take concrete steps to make our communities better places to live and work.
In 2007 our members voted to commit at least 1% of pre-tax profit to charitable activities each year. In 2018/19, we invested £10.6 million in community projects through the Nationwide Foundation (an independent charity which we fund), our own social investment strategy and a range of local initiatives.
We listen to what our members have to say
Our members told us that they wanted a greater choice of current accounts with a range of features, such as commission free cash withdrawals abroad and in-credit interest. So we launched FlexPlus and FlexDirect.
We're committed to being an ethical business
Every decision we make as a business is underpinned by our core values of decency, fairness and dependability. Doing the right thing for our members is at the heart of what we do.
We look for a number of graduates to work in specific business areas. This enables you to build on your expertise in one business area over 2 to 3 years.
You'll rotate within your chosen business area every 6-8 months, meaning you'll quickly get a broader understanding, and lots of variety in a short space of time.
In addition to your placement, we provide you with many opportunities to stretch and develop yourself further. As part of the scheme you can expect:
To give you an idea, we've listed the types of activities previous years' cohorts have been involved with and what you could expect as part of your time on the programme.
The majority of our programmes will be based in our Swindon offices, however we do have some also available in London at our Threadneedle Street Office and also in Northampton.
Graduate development programmes often offer excellent opportunities for fast career progression; you'll work in a series of placements, and we'll support you with structured training and development to help you reach your personal goals.
A career at Nationwide also offers enormous scope and UK wide opportunities; with new investments in technology and innovation as well as our established branch network.
To view our current opportunities and to find out more about Nationwide, visit our website https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/students-graduates/