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We love numbers. We want kids to love them too.

As a bank, we know the value of numbers. That’s why we support local primary schools in the Northwest and give pupils the opportunity to improve their confidence with numbers. Our colleague volunteers play specially designed board games with a small group of pupils, encouraging them to practice their mental arithmetic skills while they’re having fun.

Andrew, a Co-operative Bank IT Project Manager, has been volunteering at a local school since 2012. He’s helped loads of children to gain confidence with numbers over the years and is a valued member of the school community. He even gets invited to their summer fairs and open days.

By supporting colleagues who want to volunteer, we’re giving young people some extra help when they need it most – and we’re giving our colleagues a chance to make a difference and develop new skills. It’s all part of our ethical commitment to our communities and a reason why we think of ourselves as a modern, ethical workplace.

Our Ethical Policy includes a commitment to ensure that values and ethics are embedded into our workplace culture. One of the ways our colleagues demonstrate this is by volunteering to make a difference in their local community.

Our employer supported volunteering programme gives every colleague up to two days paid time per year, pro-rata, to take part in volunteering.

If you'd like to find out more about a career at The Co-operative Bank go to www.co‑operativebankjobs.co.uk.

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