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Metro Bank To Create 500 UK Finance Jobs

20 Jan 2017

Metro Bank To Create 500 UK Finance Jobs

Metro Bank is to create 500 new finance jobs in the UK this year as it embarks on an expansion plan over the next twelve months.

The recruitment drive will see Metro Bank increase its headcount by around 20 per cent in the UK, taking its employee numbers to over 3,000 in the country.

The expansion will see Metro Bank increase its UK offering by 25 per cent as it moves from 48 current ‘stores’ to 60 outlets by the end of 2017. Currently, most branches of Metro Bank are in London and other parts of South East England, but some of the new dozen stores will be in new locations.

Three of the new Metro Bank stores will be in Canterbury, Oxford and Peterborough as the finance firm bucks the sector’s trend of closing branches and heads towards its goal of 110 locations before the end of 2020.

Metro Bank started out in 2010 but has built up a client base of 900,000 accounts with policies such as seven-day early-til-late opening hours, speedy account set up and allowing customers to bring their dogs to the branch for biscuit treats. Since it floated on the London Stock Exchange last year, shares in Metro Bank have surged by almost 50 per cent, even though the company is yet to post a profit in any financial year.

The 500 new jobs to be advertised by the bank will be a mix of customer service positions and support roles at the company’s head office in London.

Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, Craig Donaldson, said: “This year is already set to be another exciting one for Metro Bank and in order to support our ambitious plans we're looking for 500 new colleagues to join our growing team. We're proud to invest in the development of our people, with a dedicated university that supports colleagues in their career progression and promoting over 20 per cent of our workforce last year alone.”

“We're very much looking forward to welcoming new colleagues who are just as passionate about revolutionising banking as we are, “added Mr Donaldson.

You can find out more about roles at the bank and apply for current vacancies by visiting the Metro Bank Careers site. Likewise, you can apply for jobs in the finance sector which we are currently trying to fill by heading across to our Graduate Finance Jobs section now.

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