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Training and Development

We care about our employees benefiting from learning we want to enhance your skills and abilities, to help you reach your personal career goals. We want to create leadership and development opportunities that shape the potential of all staff.

Why Skipton could be right for you...

Skipton is a fast-growing company offering a competitive salary, generous annual bonus, free healthcare and a vibrant sports & social club. 

We are looking for school leavers who possess qualities such as; 

  • Enjoy meeting new people.
  • Great listening skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to learn.

You will need to be eligible to work in Guernsey and have a minimum of an A-Level or GNVQ qualification. 

"Skipton has given me the opportunity to earn a wage, gain experience in the working world and work towards my ACCA qualification."
- Michael Hancock

 

Talent Development Scheme

The Skipton Talent Development Scheme continues, with numerous staff members undertaking training and exams. In 2022, a total of 118 professional training courses were undertaken by Skipton staff. Eight staff received promotions across the company last year.

“My promotion was entirely unexpected, but a welcome surprise. I thoroughly enjoy meeting and supporting Skipton’s customers and being recognised for my hard work in this way means a great deal.” – Shirley Gardner, Senior Customer Service Representative

"I've been given numerous opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge and I love helping our customers to achieve their home owning ambitions." - Jean Whalley, Assistant Mortgage Services Manager.

Bursary Student

Guernsey student, Lauren Walsh is the current recipient of the Skipton's Bursary Scheme. Lauren is studying a three-year Business Management and Leadership degree at Winchester University. She was selected from five shortlisted applications to receive financial support towards her tuition fees as well as practical work experience and mentorship from the Channel Island bank.

This is the third student which Skipton has supported during their further learning, as the bank looks to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Lauren said: “The bursary scheme is a great opportunity to gain practical work experience in subjects that I will be covering in my university degree.”
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