Working at Principality What's it really like?
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For a building society that’s been around for over 160 years, Principality remains firmly focused on the future…
We are currently the UK’s sixth largest building society, with 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and over the border. We are a mutual building society, which means we’re owned by – and run for – the benefit of our 500,000 members: the savers and borrowers. We exist to help people prosper in their homes, at every stage of life. We are focused on growing the Society; this is our principal strategy.
This year we've been officially recognised as one of the best large workplaces in the UK at the Great Place to Work™ awards! Lorna Kerr, our Chief People Officer says: ‘We are big enough to have large ambition, but small enough to value, respect and engage everyone as an individual. We are firmly connected into the communities that all our colleagues live and work in, and we strive to have a diverse workforce that are representative of our members.
As a business, we are keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although we have been established for over 160 years, we pride ourselves on our progressive environment, which encourages our colleagues to thrive. Our culture is renowned for being friendly, open and inclusive where we actively encourage everyone to bring themselves to work. If you choose to work for us, you’ll find a great workplace with a family atmosphere and lots of opportunities to develop and grow. We are currently on an exciting transformative journey, with a strong vision of a brighter future with continued growth.
Our Chief Executive Officer Julie-Ann Haines says: "Wow! I am absolutely thrilled to report that in spite of one of our most challenging year to date – for both colleagues and the business – following our latest Great Place to Work survey and culture audit submission we’ve been able to surpass last year’s ranking in the Super Large Workplaces category and leap to 8th position on the list, up from 11th in 2020"
At Principality, our people are our most important asset and our biggest differentiator. They’re the driving force behind our success and we’re committed to creating a great place to work.