NRG to handle Atom bank's recruitment

Newcastle-based recruitment agency will be seeking to fill hundreds of vacancies in Durham-based digital bank

IANMACPHOTOS.CO.UK Atom Bank chairman Anthony Thomson
Atom Bank chairman Anthony Thomson

The UK’s first truly digital bank, set to be established in Durham, has appointed a partner to handle its recruitment.

The Newcastle-based NRG will take care of everything from assessment to management referencing and vetting for the bank.

Atom, the brainchild of Metro Bank founder Anthony Thomson, Atom will not have any physical branches, but will focus on offering the highest quality of customer service.

Launching with 170 staff, the plan is to grow the team to around 420 within a few years.

A series of high profile appointments have already been made, while investment has been secured from the likes of Middleton Enterprises in Newcastle.

NRG managing director Therese Liddle said: “We are delighted to be working with Atom.

“For anyone interested in financial services, digital and customer services, Atom represents one of the most exciting opportunities in the country.

“We are finding high quality people from across the North East and the rest of the UK wanting to be part of the team as it builds to full mobilisation and launch over the next year.”

Director of people and customer experience at Atom, Stewart Bromley said: “As a start-up business we know that every appointment we make is critical.

“Great people are at the heart of every great business, so the quality of the team is our first concern.

“NRG are going to be making this a reality with us, and with posts being filled on a weekly basis from now on through to 2015 I’m looking forward to meeting more great candidates looking to make Atom a reality.”

Recruitment is being carried out in staged phases, with start dates scheduled throughout 2014 and 2015 for core roles in everything from finance to customer engagement.

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