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Nationwide Building Society – Why Work For Us?

We've been voted as the best Bank/Building Society to work for in the UK, so you'll be in good hands.

We're the world's largest building society as well as one of the UK's 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.

In the first half of 2013/2014 alone we helped 30,400 people buy their first home. Since the credit crunch began in 2007, we've remained profitable against a very difficult economic environment.

In the first half of the year 2013/14 we made a strong underlying profit of £332 million - up 25% from the previous year.

We've demonstrated, time and time again, that we will remain true to our core building society principles - helping people to save, helping them to buy their own homes and helping them to make the most of their money.

Best 25 Companies 2014

Nationwide does something funny for money Comic Relief 2013

Nationwide's corporate citizenship ethos is a fundamental part of delivering our vision - to be the UK's leading retail financial services provider. Doing what is right by our members and the communities in which they live goes to the heart of what it means to be a mutual. 

Our Living on your side strategy sets out three ambitious targets to be delivered by 2017:

  • Your Home: Our goal is to help 750,000 people to be in a home of their own by 2017
  • Your Money: Our goal is to empower 1 million people to start saving by 2017
  • Your Community: Our goal is to strengthen local communities by investing and unlocking £15 million by 2017

We strive to get employees involved in supporting the citizenship agenda as much as possible and we offer staff 14 hours paid leave each year to volunteer for local initiatives. You could be a part of delivering this agenda and join the largest building society in the world.

We have seen a four fold increase in the number of employees getting involved in citizenship activities this year, and we want to do even more in the coming year.

On Red Nose Day Nationwide employees across the country are getting involved in Citizenship by doing something fun for money including

  • Dressing down for the day and paying £1 for the privilege
  • National bake off competitions
  • In branch treadmill challenges
  • Branch managers shaving and waxing their heads and legs
  • 'Disco lifts' in the major administration sites

Nationwide is also providing call centre support on the night where over 400 employees will be on hand to receive donations for this worthy cause.

When working for Nationwide you can expect enormous scope, variety and opportunity. If you are interested in a career at Nationwide and want to play a part in delivering our vision, click the links above to find out more about the opportunities we have to offer.

You get recognition for a job well done. 
We get more satisfied customers.

At Nationwide, we pride ourselves on offering rewards that actually feel rewarding. No wonder then, that when people join us, they tend to stay.

Over two-thirds have been with the business more than five years. Here's what you can expect.

A competitive salary

Reviewed annually.

Generous holiday allowance

24 days, increasing to 30 days per year. Pro rata for part-time workers


If you're over 16 and under 75, you automatically become a member of our contributory pension scheme when you join. We contribute 5% of your salary, rising to 9% after two years of service. If you decide to pay additional contributions we'll match them up to a maximum of 3% after two years of service. Under the scheme you can generally retire any time after age 55.

Free or subsidised healthcare

For you and your family.

Free life insurance

You have the peace of mind of life cover worth four times your notional salary

Flexible working

Options such as flexi-time, part-time, job sharing and term-time working may be available

Recognition awards

For extra-special contributions we reward our people with personal gifts and vouchers

Flexible benefits

Our acclaimed 'youchoose' scheme allows you to choose extra benefits and tailor your remuneration package

Employee Flexclusives

A range of special offers to reward employees who pay their salary into a FlexAccount

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Nationwide Building Society Reviews

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47 Reviews
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    I love working here, but it isn't without it's challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years


    The head office building is great. Everything you need is on site and there is a great buzz. Benefits are good, pension after 2yrs service is also really good. The people you work with are on the whole very helpful and willing to give you their time to help. Its not a place full of egos or people who are all me me me. Having had a number of jobs elsewhere this is by far the best place I've worked.


    Parking isn't great, get in early if you want a space! Depending on the business area things can get quite political, so like anywhere work out who you can trust and who you can't. It can be quite difficult to get things done at speed due to having to get things done by committee.

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    Don't listen to all the talk, look out for and reward the people who keep their head down and get the job done - we Ned more doers and less talkers!

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Nationwide Building Society Interviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
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    I applied online. The process took 9 months - interviewed at Nationwide Building Society in May 2012.

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    Interview process was the most shambolic process I have ever been through. Very slow and unprofessional. Did not want to proceed after first interview. Hiring manager did not answer emails in a timely manner. And when he finally did, he sent an email which was meant for another candidate to me

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Nationwide Building Society Awards & Accolades

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Top 25 Best Big Companies, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters Swindon, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1846
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Lloyds TSB, HBOS

Welcome to Nationwide, the world's largest building society. We're the UK's 2nd largest savings provider and 3rd largest mortgage provider in the UK. Our size means you can expect enormous scope, variety and opportunity. We're also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, insurance, investments, protection and personal loans.

As a mutual, our focus is our...

Mission: Nationwide is “On your side”, so it's our mission to help you make the right financial decisions. We aim to provide long-term good value for our customers so you can be... More

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