News : Metro Bank to Generate 3300 More Jobs by 2020
London, UK, April 16, 2015 -- Metro Bank recently announced its intentions to generate 3,300 new jobs by 2020 after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, visited a branch in Kingston-upon-Thames last week.
Metro Bank has managed to generate 1,700 jobs within five years. This has been done via the unveiling of a total of thirty four branches throughout the South East of England.
There are many positive examples of employees that have benefited from the growth of Metro Bank. AJ Islam, for instance, started working for them in 2011, starting his progression within customer services for the branch in High Street Kensington.
Mr Islam succeeded to become a contact centre support manager and eventually an assistant manager at branches in Hounslow, Holborn and also Tottenham Court Road. This trajectory took only one year. He is an illustration of the opportunity Metro Bank gives their employees if they are willing to work hard and take on new skills.
AJ Islam spoke enthusiastically about working for the company, stating: "I have a smile on my face every morning when I come into work."
Metro Bank has a university where their employees can go and use the intranet they provide to join courses that they believe will enhance their prospects. Further to this, managers often suggest courses for their employees in order to improve their productivity and address certain deficits in their knowledge.
Metro Bank provide additional programmes that lead to reputable qualifications in their own right. One course is called the "Licence to be a Banking Professional" and gives their employees the chance to acquire a certificate as a "Professional Banker", recognized by the Chartered Banker Institute. The programme teaches a great amount of banking information, including risk assessment, legal and regulatory measures as well as broader economic skills.
If an employee achieves this certificate, they will receive a guaranteed £100 pay rise for each month. Metro Bank have stated their intention to eventually have every member of staff with this qualification under their belt.
The chief executive officer at Metro Bank, Craig Donaldson, commented on the courses they provide. He stated: "We pride ourselves on recruiting for attitude and training for skill, and will continue to invest in the careers of our colleagues as the bank grows."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Metro Bank PLC is a retail bank operating in the United Kingdom founded by Vernon Hill, with the aim of creating a revolution in British banking.
Published: Monday, April 20, 2015