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Yorkshire FinTech Contis has revealed plans to increase its headcount by more than 33% over the next six months.

The banking-as-a-service provider, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, is recruiting for 123 additional roles across the UK, Lithuania and India in line with its ambitious growth plans to increase market share in Europe.

Contis, part of the Solaris group, has also committed to increase its HR-focused investment in current employees by 150% over the next 12 months, which includes more than a £150,000 investment into a growth and development programme that enables all current 210 employees to access an allowance of £750 each to spend on individual training courses, event attendance and mentoring to help further their careers.

In addition, Contis recently opened a larger new London office in Kingdom Street, Paddington with a capacity of 40 people and will soon be opening a new larger premises in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India to support the growth in workforce.

“It’s vital that as the company continues to expand across geographies, we increase investment in our people to help grow and retain the fantastic talent we have here at Contis,” said Kate Laidlow, head of people and culture. 

“With so many different specialisms in the business, from highly technical roles to client service facing positions we want to ensure people can develop new skills and get access to training that supports them on their own individual career journey.”

The FinTech firm also recently invested in partnering with a mental health app Thrive to give employees access to emotional and wellbeing support, while granting employees employer-supported volunteering leave for one day per quarter in a bid to help people give back to a cause important to them.

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Lee Johnstone, MD at Contis, said: “Our people are essential to the success of Contis to date and will continue to be as we grow. We are fortunate to have so many great minds across all four regions which ensures a collaborative and diverse atmosphere. 

“The investment we are making across the next 12 months will be crucial to help people grow within the business while also ensuring we continue to recruit some of the best talent in the sector.”