NHBC Business Graduate programme

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About the programme

Our Business Graduate programme is a fully funded two-year training and development programme. You’ll rotate every six months into a new business area to learn all sides of the business and gain invaluable experience.

Your rotations will be in Claims Operations, Standards, Innovation & Research (SIR), Underwriting and Commercial Services. We'll give you the tools, resources and support you need to learn and develop every step of the way.

Your future career

Following successful completion, you'll have a permanent role in one of the following business areas: Risk and Compliance, Claims, Data and Analytics, Commercial Services, Underwriting or Operational Business Support. You'll select your preferred area at the time of application.

In your permanent role, your career development will continue with a suitable, sponsored professional qualification. For example, if you're placed in an insurance-related role in Claims or Underwriting, you might study for a Chartered Insurance Industry (CII) apprenticeship.

Graduate programme timeline

1. Onboarding and induction

September 2024: Three week core induction.

2. Rotational placements 

October 2024 - September 2026: Six months in each of the four highlighted departments. 

3. Offboarding

October 2026: Start your new role in one of the six business function areas highlighted in the application. 

4. Continuous development

Continue to develop your skills via a sponsored professional qualification, appropriate to your new role.

Entry requirements

We welcome a broad range of people with varying degree qualifications, so it doesn’t matter what you chose to study at university as long as you have a degree or will be graduating this year and be able to start work in September 2024.

Where you'll be based

Our head office is based in Milton Keynes so you'll need to be able to commute here. If the placement you’re on can support it, there may be a chance to work from home for some of your time.

About NHBC

We are the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new-build homes. Our purpose is to raise standards in house building by championing high-quality homes and protecting homeowners.

We are focused and dedicated in our work, delivering excellent services to support the house-building industry to improve construction quality and provide consumer protection to new home buyers. 

Our four core values – Excellent, Connected, Human and Progressive – are at the heart of our business and unite us all in a common goal.


We aim to attract and retain a workforce that represents the communities in which we work. Our teams are a diverse mix of cultures, values and behaviours.

We support the communities in which we operate and live by organising activities and events, working with and fundraising for our charity partners. We also offer matched funding for money raised by our people for their own local causes and every colleague has two paid volunteering days to use each year.

Our employee networks were set up to encourage our people to bring their whole self to work and help to create an inclusive work environment.

What we can offer you

NHBC colleagues have access to a wide range of benefits.

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Health and wellbeing

Access to subsidised and comprehensive private medical insurance as well as funded eye and hearing tests and our benefits portal.

Competitive salary and bonus

We benchmark our salaries against the wider market and offer a yearly performance based bonus.

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Holiday and enhanced leave

27 days holiday plus bank holidays as well as equalised maternity, paternity, adoption leave and pay for all new parents.

Application process

Apply online

After clicking the apply button, you'll be directed to our online application form. You'll need to answer some questions, select your preferred business area for your future career with us and attach a copy of your CV.

Video interview

If your application is successful, you'll be contacted by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners for a video interview so that we can get to know you a bit better and see what you've learned from your studies.

Final interview

You will be invited to an in-person assessment centre for half a day, where you will meet a variety of people from different departments and take part in group and individual activities followed by a face-to-face interview.

Discover your path: hear from our people

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Standards, Innovation and Research

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Commercial Services

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Are you ready to start your career? Join our Business Graduate Programme. Applications are open until 31 May 2024.

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