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Out of the office and into the community

Out of the office and into the community

We caught up with Leanne who runs our Volunteering Programme, to hear what volunteering means to Virgin Money, and the benefits it brings… It goes without saying that our Volunteering Programme aligns completely with our commitment to making Everyone Better Off.   In my role I get to engage with local charities and community programmes to see where Virgin Money can …

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Inspiring Black Asian and Minority Ethnic role models at all levels

We are delighted to share the news that our colleague Ugo has been included in the Top 30 Future Ethnic Minority Business Leaders (EMpower) as presented by the Financial Times . EMpower is a professional membership organisation, helping corporate members drive greater BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) inclusion at all levels of their organisations. Founded this year, it provides powerful network connections, …

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Virgin Money support “This is me in the City” Campaign

Virgin Money support "This is me in the City" Campaign

This week, over 135 London City firms wore green ribbons in a drive to end the stigma of talking about mental health in the workplace. Banks, insurers, asset managers, law firms, mental health charities and professional services firms make up some of the companies coming together to show their people it is important to talk about mental health. Staff throughout the …

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Getting back to work with our ReCareer Programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of our “ReCareer” programme, a programme that will support, develop and inspire people who have taken a break from working for whatever reason, give them practical help and an opportunity to get into the career they want. What? The ReCareer Programme is a thirteen week  professional internship that is designed to provide a supported route …

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101 Objects to see in Edinburgh

101 Objects to see in Edinburgh

Alongside Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG), Marketing Edinburgh, Edinburgh World Heritage and 44 object owners, we are delighted support Edinburgh’s 101 Objects. Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new experience that will bring the city’s past to life through some of its most treasured objects and curiosities. Each item has been carefully chosen for both their personal intrigue and wider role …

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Goes Live

VM Colleagues talking meeting learning

New government regulations come into effect today on Gender Pay Gap Reporting.  The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap reporting, following the government’s commitment to introduce the requirement at the last general election. Although the gender pay gap across the economy is at a record low of 18.1% according to Office …

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Virgin Money sign the Armed Forces Covenant

This week our CEO, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, visited the Ministry of Defence in London where she met with Mark Lancaster -Under Secretary for Defence Personnel and Veterans- to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, solidifying Virgin Money’s commitment to honour the Armed Forces Community. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that acknowledges and understand that those who serve or who have …

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Lights, Camera… Action at Virgin Money

Virgin Money Lounges… what’s the catch? As the manager of the first ever Virgin Money Lounge this was a question I was asked time and time again. We were a new bank that was introducing a new concept to the high-street, it made perfect sense to us but for those outside the business it was a tricky concept. We were offering …

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Life savers on the move sponsored by Virgin Money

At Virgin Money we love to contribute to our local communities and have recently collaborated with St John Scotland and Edinburgh Trams on the new initiative to bring public defibrillators to Edinburgh.  Through funds raised by  St John Scotland and further funding provided by local businesses, Edinburgh now has access to these life saving machines. Initially, the defibrillators were to be placed at tram stops …

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Everyone’s Better Off at Virgin Money

You may have noticed in some of our articles we have been mentioning our company ethos of making “Everyone Better Off” or “EBO” for short. Making everyone better off is what we at Virgin Money aim to achieve – every one of us, every day in the work we do. We believe a bank should be about more than just money; …

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