FinTech business to increase its headcount by a third

Banking-as-a-Service provider, Contis, has revealed plans to increase its headcount by more than 33% over the next six months.

The Skipton-headquartered firm plans to recruit 123 additional roles across the UK, Lithuania and India in line with its growth plans to increase market share in Europe.

Contis, part of the Solaris group has also committed to increase its HR focused investment in current employees by 150% over the next 12 months.

Kate Laidlow

This includes an investment of more than £150,000 into a growth and development programme. It will enable all current 210 employees to access an allowance of £750 each to spend on individual training courses, event attendance and mentoring to help further their careers.

In addition, Contis recently opened a larger London office in Paddington with a capacity of 40 people and will soon be opening a new bigger premises in Ahmedabad, India, to support growth in its workforce.

Kate Laidlow, head of people and culture said: “It’s vital that as the company continues to expand across geographies, we increase investment in our people to help grow and retain the fantastic talent we have here at Contis.

“With so many different specialisms in the business, from highly technical roles to client service facing positions we want to ensure people can develop new skills and get access to training that supports them on their own individual career journey.”

Lee Johnstone, managing director, added: “Our people are essential to the success of Contis to date and will continue to be as we grow.

Lee Johnstone

“We are fortunate to have so many great minds across all four regions which ensures a collaborative and diverse atmosphere.

“The investment we are making across the next 12 months will be crucial to help people grow within the business while also ensure we continue to recruit some of the best talent in the sector.”

Contis is currently hiring for a mixture of roles, including software development, quality assurance, client care and marketing