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Considering a move into retail banking?

Two years ago, the retail banks realised that they could not grow organically fast enough through internal promotions to keep up with market demands. Visualising the 'banking floor' as a retail environment, key retailer staff were induced to bring their experience into a number of the biggest players in the retail banking arena. With transferable skills in sales, customer service and people management, retailer staff continue to be a good fit for these organisations

Why move into financial services?

Candidates move from retail into financial services for various reasons that normally include the following:
  • The opportunity to work in a different arena but utilising their current skills
  • To broaden their experience in a retail service environment from a product retailing environment
  • Opportunity at a late date to move into other areas outside of branch/area type roles
  • To benefit from a more 'Sunday to Thursday' work environment

Opportunities remain

If you are currently working in a retail environment and have excellent communication skills, a proven track record in either people management or sales you may want to join the other retailer staff moving to banks. Opportunities exist on a number of levels; from cashiers, through to sales advisors, branch managers and beyond. 
The recruitment processes are challenging but the rewards are certainly worth the effort. If you want to succeed in a corporate environment, and are looking for a career that encourages training and development, then you may want to browse the job opportunities online to see if there are jobs in your area.