The Co-operative Bank boosts its North West workforce creating more than 100 new roles for IT and digital specialists
02 May 2019
Manchester-based employer The Co-operative Bank has announced more than 100 new jobs for IT and digital specialists as it moves forward with plans to develop its online and digital propositions for customers, from its base in the North West of England.
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 a special ‘open doors’ event will be held on Wednesday 8 May in the centre of Manchester, where prospective candidates can 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.”
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Notes to editors:
The IT and Change careers open door event will be held 6-8pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at The Federation Building in Manchester. No registration is required.
Further information and details of the event visit:
The Co-operative Bank
Tel: 0161 201 1590 Email: email@example.com
About The Co-operative Bank
The Co-operative Bank plc provides a full range of banking products and services to around four million retail and SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) customers and is committed to values and ethics in line with the principles of the co-operative movement.
The Co-operative Bank is the only high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy which gives customers a say in how their money is used. Launched in 1992, the Policy has been updated on five occasions, with new commitments added in January 2015 to cover how the Bank operates its business, products and services, workplace and culture, relationships with suppliers and other stakeholders and campaigning