Nationwide interview

17 December 2008 - 11:35pm


I have an interview with Nationwide Building Society on the 7th of January, I was just wondering if anyone has any information about their interview techniques? Has anyone had an interview with them before? I used to work in a contact centre for Nationwide last summer, so I have worked there before, but it was nowhere near as good as having an internship. Still I performed very well so hopefully that will help me!

Any information on their assessment day would be great too as that would be the next stage.

Thank you!


Latest comments

  • 9 April 2012 - 2:53pm
    • tito.augustine

    i have a verbal test to do, i am sure i will pass and after that there is telephonic interview to go.
    i am really tensed about that as i never had one before. what could be the questions, if anyone did it and it could be easy or not,
    i have applied for it and change management

  • 21 March 2012 - 6:38am
    • SequinsAndAbsinthe

    Hi Guys, how long after your online tests did were you notified about your progression. Or even whether you were successful with the tests or not.

    I have not been recieving my emails from Nationwide, even after changing my preferred email with them.

    I was invited to complete numerical tests (but did not recieve the emails). I recieved an 'application withdrawn' email though which confused me a little. I rang them and explained what had happen. At first the lady did not sound convinced but she allowed me sit the test. Its now been a couple of days after and I don't know if I failed or not.

    Did you guys have an immediate response? Thanks.

  • 21 March 2012 - 2:24pm
    • grad1990


  • 20 March 2012 - 2:49pm
    • phili14

    Hi grad1990,

    What programme did you apply for and when is your assessment day?

  • 20 March 2012 - 1:22pm
    • grad1990


    Anyone have any tips on Assessment Centre?


  • 8 March 2012 - 3:51pm
    • grad1990

    Hi all,

    Has anyone been to an assessment centre? I've got one coming up!

    How was your assessment day Smithy90?


  • 7 March 2012 - 3:46pm
    • Gannicus

    Hi everyone!

    I have to write my numerical test for nationwide but when I login into the SHL page, it keeps giving me compatibility issues saying that my browser is not supported. I have tried other browsers such as chrome,internet explorer and firefox and yet still have the same issue. trying test on different computers has also proved futile.

    I have also take care to disable my pop up blocker and yet I do not seem to be getting anywhere. I was wondering if anyone has experienced similar problems and how they were able to overcome it. Tips on the numerical test & what to expect will also be appreciated.


  • 16 February 2012 - 9:15am
    • phili14

    Hi Smithy90

    How was your assessment day on the 10th?

  • 6 February 2012 - 6:03pm
    • smithy90

    Product management, oh sorry about that, im sure you'll be fine though it seems like this is one of the first ACs if not the first so dont worry too much, good luck! x

  • 5 February 2012 - 7:33pm
    • chronk

    smithy90, what post you applying for? i been told i have to wait until march, but its too late im afraid places would have been filled by then

  • 5 February 2012 - 11:56am
    • smithy90

    Hi! anyone going to the AC on friday (10th) in swindon? x

  • 1 February 2012 - 6:14pm
    • chronk

    and GL with your interview

  • 1 February 2012 - 6:14pm
    • chronk

    yes they said i am through to next round but i cnt do this friday, it was such a short notice. They said next ACs will be in March

  • 27 January 2012 - 11:10am
    • gutimarley

    @ Chronk; Thanks..wish you all the best

  • 1 February 2012 - 1:52pm
    • gutimarley

    hey Chronk I had my two days ago and it was similar questions. Have they got bak to you now?

  • 27 January 2012 - 12:17am
    • chronk

    The interviewer i had was very friendly, one of the best experience i had.

  • 9 April 2012 - 2:55pm
    • tito.augustine

    did u get through the tel. interview and what was ur next stage went, if?

  • 28 June 2013 - 10:52pm
    • bumi

    I have a telephone interview with nationwide for CR position.
    Please I need help

  • 27 January 2012 - 12:17am
    • chronk

    hi yes, the questions are:
    Why nationwide?
    Why the financial services industry?
    Why nationwide not other banks/building society?
    What skills you can bring?

    A time you persuaded someone to your viewpoint?
    A time you completed a project?
    A time how you responded to constructive feedback?


  • 26 January 2012 - 1:27pm
    • gutimarley

    Hi @chronk I assume you have had your telephone interview now..Please can you share your experience.


  • 17 January 2012 - 10:45pm
    • chronk

    Hi anyone can share their questions for telephone interview for the graduate programs?
    I am going to have mine on the 25th Jan.
    Any help will be appreciated.

  • 23 July 2011 - 8:58pm
    • maddy7869


    Any one been to the Nationwide Building Society assessment centre as I have mine on the 28 of July, any insights would be really appreciated,


  • 24 August 2010 - 1:38am
    • wickedwiki

    hi guys...theres an recruitment open day at nationwide in leicester...any idea abt it?

  • 11 February 2009 - 3:28pm
    • ryanjaiswal

    Hey guys, how did your assessment days go? any tips? Hope that the day went well for you!

  • 3 January 2009 - 4:59pm
    • sarah137

    Mines in oxford as well, on 20th jan. I applied for group strategy and planning, but they said that was full so i applied for treasury. I had my interview on 11th dec, got told i would know in 5 days, but i didnt find out till 29th! could be because of christmas though. Good luck with your interview/assessment centre!

  • 3 January 2009 - 3:16pm
    • ryanjaiswal

    ok, thanks for that Sarah, How long did they take to tell you that you were through to the assessment centre?

  • 3 January 2009 - 1:44am
    • uybert


    Which programme has you applied for?

  • 3 January 2009 - 1:25am
    • uybert

    When is your A/C guys?

    I have booked mine for 28th January in Oxfordshire

  • 2 January 2009 - 9:54pm
    • sarah137

    don't worry!! it said this on mine as well, but mine wasn't a group assessment, it was a one to one interview, lasted about 20-30 mins. They asked me why i chose my degree course, what i enjoyed about it, how's the credit crunch affecting nationwide, and a few competency questions. I got through to the assessment centre, so if anyone has had one, if they could let me know what happens?! Thanks

  • 18 December 2008 - 5:52pm
    • ryanjaiswal

    I'm slightly confused by it now,

    I passed their competency test and numerical/verbal tests. According to the website the next stage should be the interview stage, however on their website i've booked my interview and it now says this.

    Interview type
    Graduate and Industrial Placement schemes 08/01/09 14:00 Group Assessment

    Group assessment should be the final stage according to the website though, that should come after the interview. I have previously worked at Nationwide, just in a contact centre not an internship. So I don't know if maybe they have moved me forward because I did perform well there.

    Has anyone else had this with Nationwide?


  • 18 December 2008 - 9:49am
    • ryanjaiswal

    I applied to the generalist, graduate and industrial placement scheme.

  • 18 December 2008 - 1:35am
    • uybert

    Which programme have you applied for?