Nationwide welcomes new recruits

15 September 2015

New recruits took centre stage this week as Nationwide Building Society welcomed the 2015 emerging talent cohort.

Graduates, apprentices and industrial placement employees will take up posts in business areas across the Society as part of a programme which has been expanded this year to more than 135 posts - up from 62 last year. A further Emerging Talent Programme intake is set to take place in January 2016 increasing the programme numbers further. All employees receive support, training and career development throughout the programme.

This week also sees the launch of a Technical Development Programme which is focused on new recruits and existing employees who wish to specialise in technology so Nationwide can continue to drive forward innovation and adapt to the needs of the customer.

As a Living Wage employer Nationwide pays its apprentices a minimum of £7.85 per hour. This compares to the UK minimum apprentice hourly wage which is set to rise to £3.30 in October this year.

Nationwide's HR Director Ann Brown said: "These new recruits are a real credit to Nationwide which is why we took the decision to increase this year's emerging talent intake. We're looking for talented people who share Nationwide's commitment to doing the right thing and our Emerging Talent Programme offers successful candidates training, development and an excellent kick-start to their Nationwide career. As well as these formal posts, we're also supporting young people who wish to gain experience in the workplace and this summer more than 100 school pupils took part in work experience placements at Nationwide where they gained valuable skills and an insight into working for the world's largest building society."

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About Nationwide

Nationwide is 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. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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