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NATIONWIDE HOSTS NEW INSIGHT DAY FOR EX-MILITARY TALENT

NATIONWIDE HOSTS NEW INSIGHT DAY FOR EX-MILITARY TALENT

16 Dec 16:00 by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

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Nationwide Building Society is continuing to reinforce its commitment to providing jobs for ex-military personnel in the New Year with a New Insight Day on January 14.

The event will be held in Swindon, where the financial institution has its headquarters. The focus will be on careers in project management, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk to former service personnel who have joined Nationwide’s Military Transition Programme for Project Managers.

Simon Feaver is a former soldier who made the switch from military to civilian successfully. Now working as a Project Manager at Nationwide, he served in the Army for 17 years as an Infantry Officer. Alongside his ‘day job’ at Nationwide he is also a prominent Army Reservist, leading the Royal Wessex Yeomanry Squadron in Swindon.

He said: “I was attracted to project management at Nationwide as it promised to make use of many of the same skills that I had developed in the Army – these included managing people, leadership, prioritising tasks, managing and accessing risk and delivering results. The role places direct responsibility on you for the management and delivery of change, allowing you to see tangible results for the work you do and to directly affect the Society’s customers’ banking experience.”

Nationwide have already expressed a desire to attract service leavers into the organisation. The company signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in 2014, and the Military Transition Programme is designed to both attract top ex-Forces talent and to help them make the transition into civilian work successfully.

Nationwide’s Director of Human Resources, Ann Brown, commented: “We currently have more than 45 former service personnel working at Nationwide and because of their training, experience and skill-set they are a most welcome addition to our workforce."

For more information or to register your interest in attending, visit http://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/military.