Embark Group (Embark), one of the UK’s leading retirement solution providers, has announced plans to hire more than 50 people in Dundee over the next few months, as it continues to build out its operations in the city.
There are a wide range of roles on offer, from entry level administrative roles to IT development, customer services, HR and marketing. Embark is seeking to hire individuals at all levels and stages of their career; whether just starting out, semi-retired with life experience and good IT skills, looking for a career change, currently not employed or a parental leave returner.
As an inclusive and progressive employer Embark offers forward-thinking policies to ensure these roles suit candidate needs. These include, part-time options, full training for entry level jobs, hybrid working, flexible working and family-friendly policies.
This announcement is part of Embark’s ambitious growth plans, following its acquisition by Lloyds Banking Group. As part of this, Embark will be focused on delivering an extensive technology roadmap for its investment platform, as well as supporting Lloyds Banking Group with its direct to consumer investment and robo-advice offerings. As a result, Embark is firmly establishing itself as a destination employer for people seeking a career with a blue chip organisation focused on financial services and technology.
Embark has a strong commitment to Dundee, having hired over 50 people in 2021, complementing the 110 existing colleagues located in the city since 2020. Embark is playing its part in turning the area into a destination for FinTech businesses with integral support and assistance from Scottish Enterprise, which is seeking to establish and grow Scotland as a leading European FinTech hub.
Embark has also provided sponsorship funding for Embark Dundee, Scotland’s largest e-bike scheme, as part of its commitment to supporting the local community. Embark Dundee had 15,987 users who saved an estimated 95,400m3 of carbon last year alone. The scheme is set to expand further this year.
Mark Hallan, Scottish Enterprise Director of Global Investment, said: “As part of our values-driven approach to attracting inward investment to Scotland, working with innovative and progressive companies such as Embark in key sectors such as fintech is a priority for Scottish Enterprise.
“We look forward to continuing to support Embark as it continues to grow its presence in Dundee to become a centre of innovation for fintech and further highlights Scotland’s strengths in the sector.”
Peter Docherty, CEO, Embark Platform, said: “This is a chance to join a fast-growing, dynamic, and progressive financial technology company with hundreds of employees in Dundee and across the UK, and tens of thousands of colleagues across Lloyds Banking Group. There are opportunities available for people at all levels, and at all stages of life, to play their part in driving Embark forward in this exciting new phase of our journey. We are excited by the diverse talent that Dundee has to offer and how it will contribute to our continued development.”
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About Embark Group
Embark Group is a fast growing, diversified, financial services business and one of the leading retirement solutions providers in the UK. The Group trades under the brands Embark, Advance, Horizon, Stocktrade, Vested and The Adviser Centre and operates a wide portfolio of white label services to the Wealth Management, D2C, Robo-Advice, Retail Banking and Workplace markets.
Providing a combination of deep pension expertise and leading technology integration that cover the areas of Investment Platform, Brokerage, SIPP, Multi-Asset Funds, Fund Research and Employee Benefit Consulting, Embark works closely with financial advisers and its intermediary distribution partners to deliver their retail savings and investment propositions to consumers of all levels of affluence.
The Group has more than £37bn in assets under administration on behalf of c354,000 consumer clients, operating across seven UK locations (London, Bolton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester and Swindon). Embark has been recognised as one of the most innovative Wealth Tech companies for the past three years.
In January 2022 Embark became part of Lloyds Banking Group, a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services.
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