Starling Bank bolsters business with 551 hires since March 2020

Financial Services | Growth | South East | Wales

Anne Boden

Starling has made a net hire of 551 people since 23 March 2020. The digital bank has undergone a period of rapid growth, doubling customer account numbers and receiving an additional £322m in funding which has created employment demand.

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Cardiff is now the highest staffed Starling office as it has had the most roles recruited for followed by Southampton, London and Dublin.

The sectors which Starling has recruited in are Operations (71%), Banking (16%) and Technology (8%). Cardiff received the highest number of new starters (491) followed by Southampton (38) and London (17) with 1% working on remote contracts.

Looking to the future Starling is hiring in all of its UK office locations. We anticipate Customer Service to be the leading sector with roles to hire (75) followed by Engineering (55) and Onboarding (45).

Commenting on this growth, Susanna Yallop, Chief People Officer said: “The pandemic has accelerated a shift in digital banking. This trend will continue apace, even when the pandemic is behind us. By bringing new talent into the sector, including those from industries which have been impacted by the recession and have transferable skills, we can better support people with our simple, ethical and intelligent banking services.”

At the end of May, Starling had around 580 people working in Cardiff, 561 in London, 239 in Southampton and 6 in Dublin.

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