Strengthening Vanquis Bank’s technical employer brand

Vanquis Bank, part of the Provident Financial Group is one of the leading providers of credit cards to people in the under-served market and helps people to establish or rebuild credit history. Along with their customers, Vanquis Bank embarked on a digital journey and for that, it was important to boost their internal capabilities around digital and technology skills.

Vanquis Bank partnered with eSynergy to boost their employer brand in that regard and attract and engage more talent as a result of it. The engagement kicked off with the development of Vanquis Bank’s story as an technology employer of choice, complemented by a stakeholder workshops around the implementation and use of this story for execution. Once this plan was in place, a range of activities followed; from webinars where senior stakeholders showcased work that was done internally to an external ideathon to speaking opportunities with communities like the .NET user group. Over 15,000 candidates were reached and more than 20 internal employees got involved.

Throughout the project, eSynergy monitored and measured all activities and provided metrics around talent pipeline and engagement to Vanquis Bank on a regular basis. Demonstrable ROI and cost savings were made through direct sourcing from the community programme.

The impression I got of Vanquis is it would be a great place to work, innovative, empathy to customers and interesting colleagues.”

—Attendee hired by Vanquis Bank

The eSynergy team brought true thought leadership and innovation to help promote our brand across diverse tech communities. We also had a lot of fun along way.”

—Lynn McSeveney, Director of Talent