Metro Bank is just one of many local companies hoping to inspire Hertsmere school leavers and beyond to consider a career in banking at Generation Hertsmere being held on Wednesday 16 November at The Double Tree Hilton, Borehamwood.
The event will run from 8.30am to 6pm and is specifically for those attending schools in the Borough of Hertsmere and is designed to help inspire and inform about career opportunities and potentially influence next steps to employment.
Recently named the number 7 company in the top 100 of the UK’s Most Loved Workplaces, Metro Bank believes its hire for attitude and train for skill ethos combined with its strong company culture will help attract those who have never considered a career in banking before.
Local resident Jack Humberstone recently joined Metro Bank direct from Hertswood Academy. “Having just started my journey with Metro Bank I have been delighted with the support I have received. The recruitment process was straightforward and I felt part of the team from my first day. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first four months with Metro Bank and hope for many more to come.”
“People often believe there is a need for a raft of qualifications and lots of barriers to enter banking, but at Metro Bank this is not the case as we hire for attitude and train for skill,” explains Grace Pressland, Recruitment Manager, Metro Bank. “We are constantly feted for our customer service and that correlates directly with the type of colleagues we hire. We want people who love to work in teams and we look for zest, enthusiasm and empathy more than GCSEs, A Levels, degrees, or even past banking or financial services experience.”
Metro Bank also offers a number of apprenticeship schemes which help fast track colleagues onto the next stage of their career. “Our apprenticeship schemes encourage everyone to consider a career in banking and build a career in the sector,” explains Carol Frost, chief people officer, Metro Bank. “We will be offering more apprenticeships than ever before in 2023.”