These new employees are members of what we call our Emerging Talent Programme. It’s an area of recruitment which is becoming increasingly important as employers vie for the best talent, which is why we’ve decided to increase our intake this year, and why we plan to continue to raise the numbers.
As the largest building society in the UK, and an organisation which unlike the banks isn’t beholden to maximising profit for shareholders, we feel that we can offer our emerging talent recruits something a little different.
There’s no doubt about it, that as we continue to meet the needs of our consumers and adapt to the shifting, increasingly digital ways in which they wish to interact with us, we need people with a certain and very specific skill set. This is why we have introduced the Technical Development Programme, one of four programmes within our graduate scheme.