Working With Us
People like working for Newbury Building Society because they benefit from working in an open and friendly environment. Our members are important to us, so we employ staff who are sensitive to their needs and train and develop them so that they can give excellent personal service.
When you join us, we will give you a personal development plan, so you can manage your own learning and development. Your line manager will work with you to give you the training you need. This may incorporate any of the following training methods:
Self-study learning programs
Computer based training packages
Branch/department training sessions
In-house group development activities
External group or individual learning and development
We have an intranet, which is your reference to procedural manuals and our monthly staff newsletter, "My Society".
Whatever your role in the Society, your personal development plan will help you focus on your career direction and manage your own progress.
We encourage you to take on more responsibility and participate in projects and initiatives, to further your experience. Ultimately, your career progression is up to you but your line manager will guide you in the right direction.
We are keen for staff to become both academically and professionally qualified. We have a strong partnership with Newbury College, and other local learning and development specialists. We have a large proportion of staff qualified or working towards the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), which is the industry's recognised professional qualification for mortgage advice.
National Skills Academy
Newbury Building Society have an accreditation from the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, recognising our high standards of training and development.
The Skills Academy’s accreditation programme is specifically designed for financial services training to recognise excellent training opportunities offered by employers. Accreditation involves assessing a company’s performance in five key areas, including Leadership, People & Strategy, Resources & Processes, Products & Services and Outcomes. A company has to meet these standards in each area to win its accreditation.