Metro Bank store colleagues have a 3 day break thanks to new 4 day shifts

LONDON, UK - JULY 31th 2018: Metro bank shop signage in central London. Metro bank was founded in 2010

Metro Bank store colleagues can now enjoy a three day break thanks to the introduction of a new optional shift pattern.

Metro Bank is famous for the convenience of its extended opening hours to enable its customers to experience face to face banking during the evenings and weekends. To manage these opening hours, store colleagues have worked a traditional five day shift pattern.

Flexible working benefits people and the business

Now, existing and new colleagues will have the choice between either the existing five day or the new four day working week. Regardless of the shift pattern chosen, all store colleagues will work the same hours depending on whether they are full or part time.

Metro Bank was recently voted in the top ten of 2022’s U.K.’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® based on a survey of more than 1.4 million employees across the UK. The Bank also ranks consistently ranking as the top high street bank for service in the Competition and Market Authority’s independent assessments.

Carol Frost, Chief People Officer, Metro Bank explains:

“We are famous for our culture and the focus we bring on recruiting the right people for our business and we believe this new shift pattern will be very appealing for those who need more flexibility in their working life.”

“We trialled the new shift pattern in nine stores last year and it works really well for colleagues who need more flexibility in their working week.  The new shift pattern is totally optional and nearly two thirds (64%) our existing store colleagues will move to this new four day week from February.”

Carol Frost will be joining us as a speaker at our sister event the Watercooler on April 25th and 26th, 2023. She will be speaking as part of a panel focused on “Supporting Line Managers to Support Their Teams and Manage their Own Mental Health”

The Watercooler, named in recognition of those crucial moments of connection between employees, is a free to attend conference and exhibition which demonstrates that wellbeing IS the future of work.

Taking place at Excel London, The Watercooler event is where you can gather to join ideas together, make connections, learn from peers’ experiences and find the right solutions for your organisation – whatever its size and shape. 

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