BBVA has launched a recruitment website as it expands its technology teams worldwide, with the Spanish bank seeking another 2,600 IT professionals this year.
The website will promote fresh openings and highlight the opportunities available to those with a variety of STEM skills.
"We have segmented value propositions that are allowing us to provide our candidates what they expect to find in large companies like ours. We offer a long career path, with a flexible work model, a training program at the highest level and a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the physical and mental well-being of our professionals," explained Pedro J. Méndez Vega, Global Head of Talent and Culture in the Engineering area at BBVA. "We also know that there are aspects that are important specifically for tech talent, such as participating in challenging projects or working with the latest technologies," he added.
The Group intended to recruit approximately 2,600 STEM experts through the website by 2023, with 1,000 of them based in Spain. So far this year, 1,200 people have joined the bank out of the entire amount planned for 2023 (including 500 people in Spain).
"The profiles that we need the most for the Engineering area are software developers and data engineers, followed by experts in security, infrastructure and architecture," Méndez added. The Data area's accessible profiles belong to the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
To reach to these objectives for technical expansion, BBVA initiated an internal referral program in which staff members can recommend others for technical openings. The referred applicant participates in the selection process on an equal footing with all other candidates, and if they finally join the employer, the employee who recommended the candidate might be reimbursed with up to €2,000 per recommendation.
"It is a way to involve all of our professionals in the bank’s objectives. Therefore, the employees participate in addressing one of the Group’s priorities to build the best, most committed team,," Méndez said.