We have a unique culture, and our colleagues love working here for lots of different reasons. Some think our people-first approach is the most exciting thing about us, while others say it’s our unstoppable enthusiasm for making Metro Bank the best place to be.
Whatever our magic ingredient, we’re very proud of who we are and what we do, as it’s completely different to anywhere else.
Ask anyone here what their favourite thing about Metro Bank is, and they’ll say: the people. Our culture is all about bringing the best out in our colleagues, and making sure everyone feels valued and respected, and finds friends for life.
Inclusive teams make the best teams, so we’ve made sure our people come from all backgrounds. And we’ve opened our stores in a huge variety of communities across the UK, so our customers are wonderfully diverse, too.
We want you to start work with a smile on your face and finish with a spring in your step. That’s why we make sure our colleague package comes with everything you need and deserve, plus plenty of extra perks.
At Metro Bank, we encourage our colleagues to work in flexible ways. We believe it’s important for work-life balance and overall wellbeing, and a reflection of our inclusive culture. You can find out more about how you can work flexibly here.
Competitive salary with guaranteed yearly reviews and discretionary cash bonuses based on your performance.
A mix of remote and office working built around your role and your home life wherever possible, and part-time roles available.
Access to Headspace, Vitality health insurance, gym discounts, Cycle to Work and more.
At least 31 days of annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing after two years. Not a Bank Holiday fan? You can ask to work, and use the extra day off another time.
Paid volunteer time every year with our Days to AMAZE, local networking events and charity fundraising.
A packed library of online courses, and access to the UK’s first fully-funded MBA for banking professionals.
At Metro Bank we’re all about community, and it’s really important to us that the diversity of our colleagues reflects the diversity of our customers. We want each and every one of our colleagues to feel seen and included – so we have a variety of colleague-led groups, partnerships and schemes to support everyone:
Our internal inclusion networks help us build our colleague community:
MBody – focusing on health and wellbeing in mind and body.
Women on Work –empowering our female colleagues and promoting gender equality.
MBrace – helping us celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity.
MPride – supporting equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
MFamily – providing working parents and carers with advice and support.
Our diversity partners provide extra support, and help us to participate in our wider communities:
We are on the register of apprenticeship training providers and we run two in-house apprenticeships:
Ofsted grades education providers in 5 specific areas, and also gives an ‘overall effectiveness’ rating.
Here are the ratings given to Metro Bank after our latest Ofsted inspection:
We’re all about finding ways to make life easier for our communities, so every year we give each colleague a Day to AMAZE, where they can take a paid day to volunteer with a charity or cause of their choosing. We also get involved in charity fundraising – in the past, we’ve had colleagues running, cycling, collecting foodbank donations and more.
We also work with small businesses to help them grow, through hosting regular networking events in store and holding CV and interview workshops for local partners.
Read more about our community and charity commitments here.
Personal and professional development is always a top priority for us, and we do what we can to make sure yours is moving in the direction you want.
We actively encourage colleagues to move between teams if they want to try something new or expand their skills. We can organise shadow days so they can get a taste before making their decision to apply, and we have a mentor program to support their development, too. Plus, we always promote from within where we can, before searching elsewhere – around 40% of our recruitment is from internal promotions.
And, thanks to our partnership with Cranfield University, you can study the UK’s first fully-funded masters-level apprenticeships for banking professionals. We can offer courses in human resources, learning and development, leadership, commercial banking and more.
The best people to tell you all about what it’s like to work here? Our award-winning people-people themselves.
"...if I had to pick one, it would be that we are always given the opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally."
"In one word? Variety. I deal with everyone from professional sports clubs and high street retailers to exciting young tech firms."
What I do:
I’m a Project Manager, so I work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to help deliver innovative products and services for our customers.
Here’s how I got there:
My first role at Metro Bank was in the contact centre, which was all about giving our customers the best service. After 15 months, I was promoted to Business and Commercial Support Team Leader, and my role became focused on inspiring and nurturing my team as they supported our business customers.
I then spotted an internal opening for a Change Analyst, and submitted my application. This role was a great opportunity to learn how our project management, business analysis and strategies help us help our customers, and welcome new ones. The hiring team at Metro Bank saw my skills and enthusiasm, and I got the job! Since then, I’ve moved into a Project Manager role, and now I work with fantastic colleagues every day to deliver fascinating initiatives that put our customers and communities first.
What I love about my job:
How long have you got? Each project has its own set of challenges which mean you need to adjust your approach, and I love the variety. There are many things I truly love about being a Project Manager here at Metro Bank, but if I had to pick one, it would be that we are always given the opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
What I do:
I’m a Commercial Banking Manager in Large Commercial & Specialist Sectors.
Here’s how I got there:
I started as an apprentice cashier in Guildford after finishing my A-Levels. I had a basic understanding of banking, but this is where I really learnt the ins and outs of what our customers need day to day. After completing my apprenticeship I moved on to be a Customer Service Representative, where I found a real passion for helping our business customers. I was nominated for the Local Business Manager fast-track programme, and spent two years in that role in our Reading store. I was then lucky enough to be nominated for the Local Director fast-track, which helped me perfect my management skills. Most recently, I was offered the opportunity to join our Large Trading Business team as a Commercial Banking Manager. The learning curve has been steep, but the support has been second to none.
What I love about my job:
In one word? Variety. I deal with everyone from professional sports clubs and high street retailers to exciting young tech firms. I love exploring how I can really support them and help them grow.
We make sure our core processes and controls are working effectively, and feed back to the CEO and the Board.
We make sure that everything we do builds our brand, grows the business and excites our customers.
We surprise and delight our customers with innovative and exciting new products.
We grow our unsecured personal lending to deliver profitable growth and meet the needs of more customers.
We’re the first point of contact for customers, and work to help and support them however we can.
We’re responsible for promoting and safeguarding the bank’s culture and reputation with its stakeholders.
We manage financial planning, reporting, tax, treasury and legal functions.
We look after everything to do with our people-people, like health and wellness, holidays and more.
We support our customers and colleagues by keeping our IT up to date and running smoothly.
We keep management up to date with new legislation and regulations.
We’re the engine room of Metro Bank with over 1,000 colleagues spread across 11 areas, supporting our colleagues and customers.
We make sure our contracts, costs, risk and quality are well managed.
We are responsible for all product, digital and customer analytics-related activities.
We make sure we lend safely and sustainably, and deliver customer-focused outcomes.
We deliver amazing projects, partner with key suppliers and implement stand-out customer experiences.
We manage the treasury portfolio, liquidity, capital, foreign exchange, and interest rate risks.