The company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and employs 1000 people across the UK, plans to hire 50 roles in 2021 and at least another 50 new roles in 2022 across the firm, as part of our continued focus on technology and data.
Current and upcoming vacancies will include Product & Customer Experience designers, Cloud & Data engineers, and Developers. Roles are based flexibly in line with Shawbrook’s move to permanent hybrid working with office locations in Brentwood, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Redhill.
The recruitment campaign will further deepen the tech-focused expertise of the team at Shawbrook as well as our leading specialist underwriting capabilities, which together allow us to take advantage of opportunities arising from rapidly changing customer needs and our expanding total addressable markets. We currently help 300,000 small and mid-sized companies and individuals to look for new growth opportunities.
It will also support the Group as it invests in new technologies to continually improve its service and speed of delivery for brokers and customers. New innovations include MyShawbrook – a portal for its buy-to-let property broker community, the development of Shawbrook’s new cloud-based ‘platform for growth’ solution for its SME lending, and the integration of Open Banking data sources within the Group’s API-led digital consumer lending and savings platform.
The move comes 8 weeks after the Group announced growth in its loan book of £923m to £8bn during the six months ended 30 June 2021, up 13 per cent year-on-year, driven by the Group’s core SME and property markets. It saw originations of £2bn during the same period. Continued investment in technology during the pandemic had also supported an increase in profits to £92.8m (2020 H1: £5.9m) for the period.
Marcelino Castrillo, Chief Executive Officer at Shawbrook Group, said
“To support our specialist teams in providing the right decisions for our customers, Shawbrook has continued to invest in and deploy technology solutions to digitalise customer experience, enhance automation and improve speed of service. Our growth strategy brings together Technology and Talent, offering a fantastic opportunity for great people to join us and be part of our exciting journey”.