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Now, banks must increase the recruitment of persons with immigrant background

– It is a classic rekryteringslucka. We are looking for people with the right skills that we know are on the market and they are looking for us – but we can't find each other, " says Malin Pellborn, director of sustainability at SBAB.

It is in a recent survey by the bank SBAB notes that the new arrivals do not reach the bankjobben to a sufficient extent. Several of the respondents said that they do not believe themselves to be qualified, despite the fact that they have the right training and experience in banking and finance.

The other that is qualified for the job and knows it, has not a clue about how to search the services.

– In cases where they still succeed and get a job, there have so far been few examples where the person landed on the right level, " says Malin Pellborn.

with Swedbank, Handelsbanken, Danske Bank, Icabanken, Nordea, Skandia and SEB collected in a joint effort to find new ways to get more foreign-born graduates to the banking sector.

the Success of the project has not only contributed to the diversity in the offices and integration. There is also a commercial aspect of it all.

the Foundation of how we build our business is that we meet our customers in the right way. Then we also need to represent the customer base we have in the right way.

– Then, we are in constant need of the skills that we know that this audience possesses and can help us to fill in, but , says Malin Pellborn.

up at the initial meeting, was the issue of the language barrier, and how great the obstacles it really is. According to Pellborn, there are several ways to get around it, and the banks are now discussing the possibility of putting together an industry-wide language training.

the Focus of the targeted training, for example, would be able to be on the customer contact and the different licensproven needed to get to work with advice, mortgages, or similar. Something that was also brought to the Employment interest.

– Where there are good opportunities for us to join forces and create training programs that are yrkesrelevanta. So that you can focus on the parts of language that are important for the job and then get, says Pernilla Deshayes, the Employment advisors who were also at the meeting.

initially as a consultative support in the project, but in the future it is hoped that the authority should also help out with other things, like training courses or to develop the right candidates.

"we Get in addition to it here with the language, there are great opportunities to make a difference," says Pernilla Deshayes.

There are several projects in which companies and authorities help each other to get the new arrivals into the work, both in the banking sector and in other industries. Among other things, Swedbank and the employment service initiative ”Finally job” together, where the applicant is offered a six months long training period, together with the supervisor.

by the employment service and around 70 per cent of those who completed the practice has been employed at Swedbank. Apart from it, there is plenty of room for self-criticism regarding the banks ' use of interns, according to Malin Pellborn.

– Internships in itself is not a bad thing – on the contrary. However, there is much we can do to ensure that they really lead to jobs, and, above all, to the person gets a job, at the right level based on their education, " she says.

the Banks and the employment service, to meet again in January. The hope is then that they should have worked out more concrete proposals, which they can then present to the bankers ' Association.

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