Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has partnered with leading business school, Cranfield School of Management, to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking, which also provides the Chartered Banker Diploma on completion. Delivered initially to the bank’s colleagues, the university will offer the degree as part of its wider educational portfolio from next year.
Launching this month, over 30 colleagues from across the bank, including the Digital, Products and Finance teams, will become the first cohort to undertake the two-year part-time degree. Covering retail and digital banking, product management, financial markets and industry disruption, the course will provide students with training in concepts and theories, as well as their in-business application.
The degree is the bank’s second bespoke programme and the first master’s-level apprenticeship funded from the Apprenticeship Levy. As a certified employer provider, Metro Bank can deliver its own accredited apprenticeship training, and this year has already recruited around 70 entry-level apprentices onto its Cashier programme.
Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer at Metro Bank commented: “Investing in our colleagues and enabling them to be the very best they can be, is absolutely central to how we operate. At Metro Bank, we’re in a highly enviable position; redefining and disrupting retail banking. By partnering with a renowned organisation such as Cranfield School of Management, we’re able to combine our experience and expertise, to provide students with the knowledge and confidence they need to shake up banking.”