Is a Career in Banking Exclusive to Finance?

Looking for a rewarding and exciting career? Look no further than banking! With endless opportunities for professional growth, competitive salaries and a dynamic work environment, banking is the perfect choice for driven individuals looking to make a difference.

At APS Bank, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are committed to our values of excellence, authenticity, passion, inclusiveness, and contemporary thinking. In this article, we will explore the highly diverse range of career opportunities available within the banking sector, the reasons why a career in banking could be the right fit for you, and the benefits of working for APS Bank.

A Career in Banking: A Spectrum of Opportunities

When you think of a career in the banking sector, finance might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, banking is not just about finance – it’s an entire ecosystem consisting of various departments and individuals in different functions working together across different disciplines. Many employees work behind the scenes, contributing to the smooth operation and success of the bank as an entity.

The great news is that not only those who have a passion for finance, an ambition to become an investment banker or even a specific banking degree can pursue a career in banking. In fact, banking offers a wide spectrum of career opportunities that cater for an array of disciplines, qualifications and experience. Gone are the days when banking was limited to being a banker or working in a branch.

Today, the banking industry requires a diverse range of professionals, having expertise in different fields, reaching beyond the specific banking products and services offered by the bank. Whether you’re an IT specialist with knowledge of cloud banking solutions, a compliance expert ensuring regulatory adherence, a risk management professional mitigating potential threats, a marketer promoting banking products and services, an ESG specialist driving sustainability initiatives, an HR professional focusing on training and career development, or a legal expert handling complex financial matters, there is a place for you in the world of banking.

Keep in mind that a combination of qualifications and experience is valuable in this industry. Don’t let a lack of specific qualifications hold you back. With a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, you can start your banking journey as a junior professional and work your way up, gaining valuable on-the-job training and experience along the way. You can even start your carrier in banking in a senior position having gained knowledge and experience in a different sector.

So, if you’re looking for a career that offers a broad range of opportunities beyond traditional finance roles, banking is the perfect fit for you! Embrace the spectrum of possibilities, leverage your unique skills and qualifications, and embark on a rewarding career in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of banking.

Why You Should Consider a Career in Banking

As we’ve covered so far, banking is a highly dynamic industry that offers a variety of career opportunities for individuals of diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, whether their field of interest lies in finance, technology, compliance, risk management, marketing, legal, ESG, human resources or customer support.

All that is needed is a desire to work in a fast-paced environment and an eagerness to join one of the most relevant industries within our society. To be sure, if you are looking for a career that offers stability, growth, and a chance to make an impact, then it is highly probable that banking may be the right fit for you. Here are some reasons why you should consider a career in banking:

  • Diverse career paths: the banking sector offers diverse opportunities for individuals looking to build a successful career. After all, a bank is a dynamic company which requires several talented individuals with a range of skillsets to work smoothly and maintain its impeccable standards. IT professionals, compliance specialists, risk management experts, HR personnel, ESG specialists, legal experts and customer support staff are all able to find their place in the banking industry.
  • Career growth: there are numerous opportunities for career advancement in banking, with many paths leading to management and executive-level positions. Employees have the possibility of starting from entry-level positions and gradually climbing the career ladder, gaining valuable experience and skills along the way or enter at a senior level in both a specialist or managing role.
  • Attractive compensation: the banking industry typically offers competitive salaries and benefits, performance-based bonuses, and other incentives that mark it as a financially rewarding sector.
  • Job security: as an essential industry that plays a significant role in the economy, banking has established itself as a stable and secure career choice that offers attractive opportunities and long-term advancement.
  • Skill development: with new technologies and regulations, the banking industry is always evolving, providing opportunities for individuals to learn and develop their skills. Working in banking can help individuals develop valuable skills such as financial analysis, risk management, and client relationship management, amongst various others.
  • Build professional connections: banking provides the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, including individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations.
  • Social impact: careers in banking often provide a sense of purpose. Banking plays a critical role in driving economic growth, and by working in this industry, you can make a positive impact on society.
  • Global opportunities: last but not least, banking is a global industry, providing opportunities for individuals to travel beyond the borders of Malta, and gain exposure to diverse cultures and working environments.

The Culture at APS Bank

Our culture is centred around our vision to be the community Bank in Malta. We take pride in being part of the local community and strive to provide a banking experience that is more personal and simpler for our customers. Our commitment to social, economic, and environmental progress remains the driving force behind our mission, with the goal of providing all our stakeholders with an opportunity to grow. Here is an in-depth view of our values and how these have helped to set us apart from our competitors:

  • Excellence: through a focus on quality, accuracy, and attention to detail, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of service to our customers, shareholders, and employees.
  • Authenticity: we strive to be genuine and transparent in all our interactions, building trust with our customers and colleagues.
  • Passion: we are passionate about what we do, taking pride in our work and continuously seeking ways to improve.
  • Inclusiveness: we value diversity and believe that inclusiveness creates a stronger and more vibrant workplace.
  • Contemporary:  we believe in being innovative and forward-thinking, and we strive to be at the forefront of the latest banking technologies and trends so that we may offer our customers the best possible banking experience.

The Benefits of Working with APS Bank

At APS Bank, we are committed to providing our employees with the support, tools, and resources they need to succeed. That is why working with us comes attached to a host of benefits, designed to ensure the well-being and growth of our employees. Here are some of the many benefits of becoming part of our team:

  • Preferential interest rates on home and personal loans: as an APS Bank employee, you will enjoy special rates on loans for your personal and professional needs.
  • Health insurance: we offer health insurance coverage to all our employees, ensuring that they have access to quality healthcare when they need it.
  • Private pension plan: we offer an occupational pension plan to help our employees plan for their financial future and enjoy a comfortable retirement.
  • Sport and fitness activities’ subsidy: we believe in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and offer a subsidy for sport and fitness activities to our employees.
  • Free gym facilities at the APS Centre: our employees have access to free gym facilities at our APS Centre, making it easy for them to stay active and healthy.
  • Ongoing professional training: we believe in investing in our employees and offer regular training opportunities to help them develop new skills and stay up to date with industry trends.
  • Opportunities for career growth: At APS Bank, we are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential. We offer a wide range of opportunities for career growth and development.
  • A dynamic and friendly work environment: we believe that a positive work environment is essential to employee satisfaction and success. Our workplace culture is friendly, collaborative, and supportive, with a focus on teamwork and open communication.
  • Ongoing support from your team: when you join APS Bank, you become part of a team that is committed to your overall well-being. We understand that work-life balance and personal well-being are crucial for your success and happiness. That’s why we invest in a dedicated fund and offer ongoing support to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, manage stress, and prioritise self-care.  

Start Your Career in Banking at APS Bank 

Interested in joining our team? Look at our list of vacancies and apply today for a rewarding career with APS Bank. If you’re looking for something specific, you can even subscribe to receive regular email updates of our new vacancies. So, start exploring our job opportunities today – your dream career may be well within your reach!

APS Bank plc is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority as a Credit Institution under the Banking Act 1994 and to carry out Investment Services activities under the Investment Services Act 1994. The Bank is also registered as a Tied Insurance Intermediary under the Insurance Distribution Act 2018.

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