FCA-authorised challenger bank Starling Bank is looking to expand operations into Manchester, currently recruiting people to fill up 1,000 new roles in the region.
The positions vary across software engineering, data science, cyber security, operations, and customer service. A new Manchester Starling Bank office is expected to greet customers somewhere in the first half of 2023.
Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank, said: “What better place to set-up shop than in Manchester? As the world’s first industrial city, with three brilliant universities on its doorstep and a thriving technology scene, there was never any doubt that Manchester would house our first step into the North.”
The new branch will be part of a network spanning across London, Cardiff, Southampton, Dublin, and 2,000 staff, with the reason behind choosing Manchester cited as the city’s “deep pool of tech talent and rich cultural and creative heritage”.
Susanna Yallop, Chief People Officer at Starling Bank, added: “We’ve expanded our headcount by 20% this year and only continue to grow. Our sights are now firmly set on Manchester, where we can draw from its potential workforce of more than seven million, allowing us to grow our headcount even further with some of the North’s finest talent.”