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Students Bank on Career Options

5th October 2022

Borehamwood Metro Bank Attends Local School’s Career Fair

 On Wednesday 12 October, Metro Bank will be joining St Joan of Arc Catholic School’s career fair to chat with students and parents about a potential career in banking.

“Young people often think that there are lots of barriers to enter banking, but at Metro Bank this is not the case as we hire for attitude and train for skill,” says Benjamin Vis, Metro Bank’s Borehamwood Local Business Manager.  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 runs a number of apprenticeship schemes and more than half (52%) of our apprentices are from 40% of the most deprived communities in the UK.”

Benjamin Vis continued, “This career fair is an ideal opportunity to let everyone coming know more about the exciting career opportunities and options that are available within Metro Bank, The Bank has a fantastic culture and has just been independently accredited as a Most Loved Workplace.”

Financial education is a key skill Metro Bank wants to share with all children. During term time Metro Bank works with school teachers across England and Wales to deliver Money Zone – a series of financial education lessons that Metro Bank offers to school children – either virtually or in store. Money Zone comprises of four sessions – budgeting, saving, banking and the last session which takes place in store giving the children a behind the scenes look at the Bank including a visit to the vault. Metro Bank has delivered its Money Zone programme to over 250,000 children.

Any schools or groups interested in Money Zone can contact their local Metro Bank store for more information.

Metro Bank’s Borehamwood store is located at Borehamwood Shopping Park, 3E, Theobald St., Borehamwood WD6 4PR. The store is open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm and Sunday: 11am - 5pm.