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Metro Bank to recruit an extra 250 employees this year, following surge in applications


Metro Bank, Britain’s newest high street bank, has unveiled plans to recruit 250 positions this year, and to grow to 200 stores by 2020.

The company has revealed it has received more than 40,000 applications for the 475 roles it has created in its 13 stores since its July 2010 launch. This number is set to increase as Metro Bank

This number represents roles spanning from store staff to senior management. These figures highlight Metro Bank's growing reputation as an excellent employer, and the demand to work at the UK's most customer-centric and revolutionary retail bank.

The bank recruits confident and resourceful individuals with a can do attitude and a passion for delivering outstanding customer service.

Metro Bank is committed to creating a diverse workforce that represents the communities it serves, and giving opportunities to staff looking to build a career with the bank. 51% of Metro Bank's staff are female, and 45% are under 25.

Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank said: "Metro Bank is recruiting to grow as other banks are cutting costs and shutting down branches. In our customer facing roles, we recruit for attitude and style just as much as we do for banking experience - so we're looking for staff who love interacting with people, providing fantastic service and never saying 'I can't do that'.

"We develop our own talent by providing a well-established training and development programme which will lead to excellent career opportunities. Metro Bank promotes equality by giving opportunities to people from all walks of life".