Newbury Building Society accredited by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Newbury Building Society is delighted to be re-accredited for a further two years by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services - recognition of its commitment to quality of training and development for employees.

The award of the accreditation acknowledges the Society’s effective training programme and the implementation of active and valuable in-house support to help all employees reach their potential. The membership will be valid until February 2020. 

Anne-Marie Goldsmith, HR Manager at Newbury Building Society said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the National Skills Academy as an institution which delivers excellence to financial services. This is an acknowledgement of the Society’s quality of training and continued professionally development of all employees. We pride ourselves on fostering a learning culture, and give those who wish to further grow their skills within the financial world the tools and support to be able to do so. This means that our staff are always top of their game, and on-hand to help members directly in-branch or behind the scenes to the best of their ability.”

The Society underwent an in-depth audit of its learning and development function, and had to provide evidence that the training and development programme supported both new and existing employees while, at the same time, help deliver wider business objectives.

Trevor Child, Head of Employer Engagement at the National Skills and Academy for Financial Services said: “Newbury Building Society has been awarded accreditation status with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, to confirm its training function is doing all the things expected of a Financial Services - and to a very high standard. The criterion to achieve accreditation status reflects both the needs of the Society and employees. Newbury Building Society’s achievement is now recognised on the Academy’s website.”

The Skills Academy’s accreditation programme is specifically designed for financial services and involved an assessment of performance in leadership and strategy, training and development needs, quality of training and development provision, and facilities and resource. An organisation has to meet standards in each to be successful.

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