Metro Bank supports ex-prisoners into safe jobs

A new platform backed by Metro Bank has been launched to help secure prisoners starter roles in banks and fintechs on their release.

In a statement released this morning, the challenger bank revealed the initiative – StrongTomorrow – has been independently founded by Metro Bank’s chief commercial officer Paul Riseborough (pictured below) in partnership with UK charity Code 4000, which teaches prisoners to code.

Metro Bank further revealed it supporting the scheme by hiring at least one colleague trained via Code 4000 later this year.

Commenting on the bank’s involvement, chief people officer Danny Harmer said: “Metro Bank has a long track record of supporting social mobility initiatives – from the launch of our apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and signing up to the government’s social mobility pledge, to Metro Bank’s approach to ‘hiring for attitude and training for skill’ in customer facing roles. Our support for the Code 4000 and StrongTomorrow initiatives is another great example of this.”

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