Teachers Building Society has been announced as a finalist in Rock Recruitment’s Rock Star Awards in the Star Company category.
The Star Company Award recognises companies that offer opportunities and rewards to Dorset's stars of the future: businesses that hire, train and promote from within, with a particular emphasis on the age bracket of 16-26 year olds.
Teachers Building Society is a finalist alongside AFC Bournemouth and Greendale Construction Ltd.
Jo Mclean, HR Manager at Teachers Building Society, said: “We are delighted to be finalists in this award. We work very hard to support young local students and we have a staff ratio of nearly 22% of younger employees – a direct result of an active drive to nurture young local talent after we recognised young people were underserved in financial roles.
“Two of these young employees we employed straight from a local school. We rolled out a development program to help develop their careers in the financial sector and we support all our employees with additional training programmes.
“In addition to our in-house support of younger employees, we are also proud partners in a series of workshops, carried out in partnership with Smart Development Solutions and AFC Bournemouth, that provide a focus on study skills, career choices, aspirations and confidence building for young local students – helping them develop a better understanding of the career and life choices they may face in the future.
“We are delighted that our hard work has been acknowledged by the awards and can’t wait to attend the awards ceremony in June.”
Angela Fletcher, Managing Director of Rock Recruitment, founded the awards. She says “In becoming finalists, each organisation has proved themselves as an impressive employer, who takes an active role in the development of young people. The standard of applications for this category continues to be very high which is a fantastic marker of employers in this area and the judges were very impressed by what each of the finalists is doing to support young people in their careers.”
The winners of all eight categories of the Rock Star Awards will be unveiled on 4 June at a black tie awards evening at The O2 Bournemouth.
This is one of three awards that Teachers Building Society is currently a finalist for. The others include the What Mortgage Best Local Building Society Award and the Moneyfacts Best No Notice Account Provider category.