Starling Bank has confirmed its new location in the North with the creation of 1,000 new hires in ops, engineering, data science and cybersecurity.

The challenger bank has signed a 10-year lease on 14,000 sq ft at the Landmark building in Manchester city centre.

Anne Boden, Starling’s founder and CEO, said: “Manchester is one of the most important tech hubs in the UK. London’s success as a global FinTech hub enables it to spread wealth and jobs throughout the UK and the wider economy. That’s exactly what we’re doing with this office in Manchester.”

Starling Bank say hiring to fill the 1,000 new roles is already well underway and says positions are available for seasoned tech professionals and new graduates.

Susanna Yallop, chief people officer at at Starling Bank, said: “We’ve had some outstanding applications for our roles in Manchester already, affirming the city’s place as the tech capital of the North.

Starling Bank to hire 1,000 people at new Manchester base

“We want to offer our talent the best of the best; the facilities at Landmark made it the obvious choice for us.”

The neobank say Landmark’s sustainable design aligns with their own position as a net-zero bank, and was a key factor in our decision.

The office runs on green energy, is built with sustainable materials, encourages employees to make greener transport decisions, and is home to two bee hives which each contain approximately 80,000 worker bees during the summer.

The strategic move follows Starling’s first full year of profitability, reaching the milestone of three million accounts and launching Engine by Starling, a software-as-a-service offering.

The new Manchester base will complement existing offices in London, Cardiff, Southampton and Dublin, which currently house more than 2,000 employees.

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