The Co-operative Bank boosts its North West workforce creating more than 100 new roles for IT and digital specialists

2 May 2019

2 min read

Roles are open to applicants with all levels of experience, from graduates to seasoned professionals, prior experience in IT or financial services is not essential for all roles. The Bank is encouraging applications from a wide variety of backgrounds and held a special ‘open doors’ event on Wednesday 8 May in the centre of Manchester, where prospective candidates could find out more and chat with current employees and leaders in the Bank. This is the first of a series of events where people can get more information and detail of the opportunities available.

The Co-operative Bank is transforming its IT and digital capabilities, as part of a multi-million pound five year investment plan. The Bank has also recently launched a new marketing campaign, “For People with Purpose”. This campaign is not just about advertising The Co-operative Bank to future customers but also describes the workplace culture at the Bank and its commitment to the values and ethics of the co-operative movement. Building a skilled and focused workforce is key to delivering the future success of the Bank.


Mark Record, IT and Change Director at The Co-operative Bank said: “Our heritage as part of the co-operative movement here in the heart of Manchester, and our customer-led ethical policy sets us apart from other banks and financial service providers. Building a market-leading online and digital proposition for our customers is key to the future success of the Bank and we need the right people and skills to help us deliver this. Aside from competitive pay and benefits we offer comprehensive flexible working policies, along with initiatives to help colleagues develop their careers and ensure the right work-life balance, for example a mentoring scheme for new parents.

“We’re excited to be able to open our doors to both fresh talent and seasoned professionals with a range of backgrounds and skill sets who may not have worked in IT or financial services before. We are at the start of our transformation journey and with our series of recruitment events we want to bring in the best and the brightest from across the North West and beyond. We’ll be investing in our people for the long term to help us achieve our vision. Our purpose is to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers and communities and we believe that gives us the edge with job seekers who align to the values and ethics we share with our customers.”

To find out more about the roles available and register your interest, visit:


Notes to Editors:

About the Co-operative Bank

the Co-operative Bank plc provide a full range of banking products and services to almost 5 million retail and SME (Small and Medium Sizes Enterprises) customers. The Bank is fully committed to values and ethics in line with the principles of the co-operative movement.

For further information please contact

Nicki Parry, Head of Media Relations

The Co-operative Bank Press Office

Tel: 07734 002 983


Twitter: @CooperativeBank


Head of External Communications & Sustainability

Dan Chadwick

Mobile: 07724 701319

The Co-operative Bank Press Office

Landline: 0151 271 1985

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