Atom Bank is a new company which hopes to open as a bank in October 2015, and aims to employ 450 employees over the next five years. Located in Durham, Atom Bank describes itself as “designed for digital” and wants to offer the customer a new, innovative experience in banking, for those who engage with new ideas and new technologies.
Teachers: this is a great example to share with pupils to highlight career possibilities within the financial sector, which combine banking with digital and business roles. In Atom bank, and companies like it, there will be careers in:
- People and customer experience
- Marketing and propositions
- Finance and risk
Job titles include: marketing, business analysts, solutions architects, technical architects, credit risk manager and financial crime (though we think that means preventing crime, not carrying it out).
Post 16 subject choices: Combinations of Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Further Maths, Business Studies, and ICT will be useful for students aiming for careers in this sector.