FinTrU Covid-19 Strategy
The events brought on by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic are unprecedented and the effects are being felt by communities and businesses across the globe. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted.
Our response to Covid-19 was initiated with the health and wellbeing of our employees and the local community at the forefront of our thoughts. We were in the fortunate position to be able to facilitate 100% of our employees to begin working from home on Monday 16 March – ahead of the Government’s officially mandated lockdown. Our clients supported us fully with this transition and have been greatly appreciative that our productivity has been maintained. It a credit to our people that our client delivery has maintained its high standards during this lockdown period.
With regards to recruitment, it is business as usual at FinTrU. We are utilising video conferencing solutions to allow us to continue to hire and fulfil client requirements. We have welcomed over 100 new colleagues since March 2020. All new employees are provided with any hardware they may require to ensure a seamless transition into life at FinTrU.
We have also welcomed North West Financial Services Academy V as FinTrU employees upon successful completion of their virtual training. This was our first Academy delivered via this method and we have been very impressed by the candidates' attitude and application throughout this period. We welcomed our new colleagues from Belfast Financial Services Academy XIV to FinTrU on Monday 8 June.
We closed applications for Belfast Financial Services Academy XV on Friday 10 July and will welcome our new colleagues to FinTrU on Tuesday 1 September following their training. On Monday 6 July, we launched applications for our first Legal Academy in an exciting step that allows applicants to train in the Legal aspects of Financial Services prior to embarking on a career at FinTrU. Applications closed for our Legal Academy closed on Friday 31 July and we will welcome our new colleagues on Monday 5 October.
We launched applications for our sixth North West Financial Services Academy on Monday 20 July. The deadline to apply is Friday 21 August with the Training Academy beginning on Monday 14 September. Successful completion of the training will result in employment with FinTrU on Monday 12 October.
We have made the strategic decision to not avail of any Covid-19 Government sponsored support initiatives. We are in the very fortunate position to still be experiencing growth and will continue with our business as usual approach in these unprecedented times.
We are very proud of the positivity and adaptability shown by every team member throughout this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with all those who are impacted by this pandemic and those key workers who are supporting the fight against this virus on the front line.
Founder & CEO
Irish News: Darragh McCarthy (CEO, FinTrU) - Growing through a global crisis - FinTrU boss reveals April was a record month for the financial services firm
BBC News NI: Sinead Carville (Chief Human Resources Officer, FinTrU) - Coronavirus: How do you hire during a pandemic?
Ulster Business Magazine Podcast: Darragh McCarthy (CEO, FinTrU) - Darragh McCarthy on the busiest month in FinTrU's history and heading towards 1,000 staff
Derry Journal: Greg McCann (Executive Director & Head of FinTrU North West) - FinTrU firm thriving despite lockdown
BBC Radio Foyle: Greg McCann (Executive Director & Head of FinTrU North West) - Growth and future plans in the North West (starts at 36 minutes 48 seconds)