As part of the Provident Financial Group, Vanquis has been a top employer in Bradford for more than 15 years. It’s home to over 400 of our colleagues across our Customer Contact, Tech & Change, Quality, HR teams and more.
But what makes our Bradford office a great place to work? We asked Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jayne, to share her five favourite things about working here …
1.The people and the energy
Although it may sound cheesy, we are like a family here in Bradford. Everyone here is so friendly and gets on really well which creates a brilliant energy in the office. It’s a really diverse group of people which promotes a positive culture and a professional environment to work in.
2. The area – “it’s lovely up north”
In terms of location, working in Bradford is a big plus. Our office is less than a 10 minute walk from both Bradford Interchange and Forster Square train stations and there are many bus routes nearby. I live in Leeds and it’s so easy for me to get to work. There is also the option to use the Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway for the cyclists among us. I can’t say I have used that, but I know some people that do! We’re also surrounded by Yorkshire Countryside so if you enjoy a long walk and a country pub then you’ll do well here!
3. Work in the community
We have lots of opportunities to get involved in Provident Financial’s Social Impact Programme and support our local communities, with a focus on areas more likely to face social and financial exclusion.
As a large employer in the area, PFG takes on a significant responsibility to help uplift and encourage young people into work. I recently got involved in a Career Carousel event at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. We showcased our roles at Vanquis to over 70 high school/sixth form students – they were able to ask us, and other employers, questions about available careers and how to help them get into work. It was a really great experience.
4. The facilities
We’re extremely lucky to have our on-site restaurant “Our Street” that offers subsidised food and drink, and there is always lots of options choose from. Every month, all colleagues receive a free lunch, and free tea, coffee and fruit is available everyday. Apart from food (!) there is a Nuffield gym onsite again at a subsidised rate that offers classes Monday – Friday.
5. The social side
We’re a very social office. There are constantly social events been arranged, whether it be drinks and going out for food, or charity fundraisers and bake offs! Sunbridge Wells is a new favourite among colleagues. It’s a new underground retail complex with shops, restaurants and bars, all built in the tunnels in Bradford. You’ll often find people there having after work drinks on a Friday!
We're always on the lookout for ambitious and committed people to come and build a thriving career with us. Check out our current vacancies here.