Tue, 17 Sep 2013

BNP Paribas Personal Finance, the leading provider of consumer finance based in Solihull, will support 68 employees towards gaining either an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) or ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualification in the next 18 months.

The initiative will give supplementary training, skills and knowledge to BNP Paribas Personal Finance’s operational team members. Employees will receive monthly assessments to review their attainment in areas including customer service, sales, business administration and contact centre. BNP Paribas Personal Finance, one of Solihull’s largest employers with over 600 people based at its Chadwick House office, will partner with Intec Business Colleges to deliver this development programme.

Stephen Hunt, CEO, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, said, “Ours is a business that has a strong commitment to both investing in the development of its people, and to the community in which we operate. Our new partnership with Intec is the perfect illustration of both of these aspects coming together.

“Our NVQ and ILM schemes provide employees with the ideal opportunity to build on their many talents and complement their existing qualifications. For anyone with an ambition to excel within BNP Paribas Personal Finance, we are pleased to offer a development programme that gives people the right foundations for success.”

Darren Bunting, MD, Intec Business Colleges plc comments “Vocational qualifications can aid the growth and development of an organisation’s workforce as well as support individuals in the achievement of their personal goals and aspirations. Working with BNP Paribas Personal Finance is an exciting prospect and Intec look forward to developing a long and fruitful partnership.’

The new vocational programme marks the latest employment boost for BNP Paribas Personal Finance, which last year increased its headcount by over 100 people following a new deal with Asda. Last month, the business also took on its first apprentice, supportive of Lorely Burt MP’s campaign to find work for 100 Solihull young people within 100 days.