by Heidi Riley
At a recent Job and Career Fair hosted by UPEI’s Experiential Education department, Luke Fury, Recruiter for Scotiabank, said the bank has both part-time and full-time opportunities available for students.
Why should students consider working for the Scotiabank?
- Student development – Scotiabank values young talent. Where you start is not where you will end up. You could start as a Bank Teller or a Financial Advisor, and as you grow with the bank and learn new skills, you may move into a role as a Small Business Advisor, Assistant Manager, or Customer Experience Supervisor. The sky is the limit in this kind of branch environment.
- Culture – Scotiabank has a very supportive culture. In my time with Scotiabank, the focus has always been on learning and supporting my career growth.
- Opportunities – Scotiabank has nearly 100,000 employees worldwide. There are many opportunities and jobs in such areas as IT, Marketing, Human Resources, Loans or on the small business side. The opportunities are limitless. You just need to have a conversation with your supervisor or manager and they will make sure you grow towards the career you want.
- Technology – Scotiabank is an organization that prioritizes technology. Even if you don’t work directly in tech, every role at Scotiabank is affected by technology.
- Inclusive – There are many employee resource groups at Scotiabank, and diversity and inclusion are some of our top priorities.
- International exposure – We are a global company expanding our presence in Latin America. As your career grows, there are opportunities to be transferred somewhere else in the world.
Two types of roles at Scotiabank
- Service roles help customers with their day-to-day banking. These roles go beyond a bank teller role with more duties than in the past, such as helping people open new accounts. This is a great opportunity for post-secondary students looking for a part-time role before growing into other roles down the road.
- Advisory roles take a long-term approach, building relationships and helping customers with financial planning. Advisors are able to connect with people in a relatable way, discovering customers’ needs and matching them with the bank’s products and services to help them reach their goals. It is an asset to have a financial background, but it is not necessary.
“You will be given a clear roadmap of your career growth,” says Luke. “As you succeed in your role and are able to meet your targets over six months, you are able to elevate into the next position. This typically comes with a salary increase.
“At Scotiabank, we see your potential and help you grow your skills to other roles in the future. If you don’t check all the boxes in the job description, don’t be afraid to apply anyway.”