The afternoon event is designed to let the pupils explore future career options. Metro Bank attended last year and fielded a number of prepared questions from the students about life working in a bank with colleagues describing their individual roles.
Metro Bank is famous for its recruitment ethos – hire for attitude, train for skills and the Bank also offers a number of apprenticeship schemes. Metro Bank was recently voted in the top ten of 2022’s U.K.’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® based on a survey of more than 1.4 million employees across the UK as well as consistently ranking as the top high street bank for service in the Competition and Market Authority’s independent assessments.
“As a community bank, we are passionate about recruiting from our local community,” explains Peterborough Metro Bank store manager, Matt Johnson. “We are looking for the right personality types – people who love people which is more important to us than exam results or even previous experience. If you don’t know anyone who works in a bank, then you are unlikely to consider it as a career, but banking is a gateway to lots of different types of career opportunities from IT, finance, risk, marketing and communications to name a few. It’s great to be able to give a small insight into what a career in banking looks like and help inspire the students.”
Metro Bank is one of the few banks expanding on the high street and will open 11 more stores between 2024 and 2025 – primarily in the north of England.
Peterborough Metro Bank is located at 29 Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Peterborough Metro Bank is also part of the Safe Space scheme – the store is available to anyone experiencing, or at risk of domestic abuse, providing the opportunity to safely call a helpline, support service or loved one.