As part of The Co-Operative Banks five-year programme, they have announced they are transforming their IT department and digital capabilities. Millions of pounds are being invested into the transformation, including a recruitment drive for over 100 new IT roles. The bank said the IT and digital jobs will be based at its north-west England operations in Manchester.
The jobs will be open to a range of candidates, with recent graduates, as well as experienced, invited to an event in Manchester on 8 May. This event and others will showcase IT job opportunities.
No previous experience in IT or financial services is necessarily required by applicants as the bank seeks candidates from a variety of backgrounds.
The rapid take-up of digital banking services for consumers and businesses means banks must widen their searches and recruit people with experience in areas outside traditional banking. People with experience at retailers and internet companies like Google, for example, can bring value to an IT workforce.
Mark Record, IT and change director at Co-operative Bank, said the company needs the right people and skills to help it deliver its online and digital proposition.
The bank is hoping to attract candidates that look at other aspects of the role, beyond the salary. “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,” said Record.
“We are at the start of our transformation journey. With our series of recruitment events, we want to bring in the best and the brightest from across the north-west and beyond.”