According to the reports, UK-based relationship bank NatWest Group is planning to hire 3,000 candidates in India in the next three years for various engineering roles. Additionally, the company will be hiring 5,000 people globally.
The NatWest Group has GCCs in three locations in India – Bengaluru, Chennai, and Gurugram. The overall headcount of the company’s digital group stands at 22,000, 50% of which are in India.
“We will be on the lookout for candidates with AI, analytical and mathematical skills with expertise in UI (user interface) and UX (user experience), in addition to having capabilities in cloud engineering and cyber security,” said Scott Marcar, NatWest’s Chief Information Officer.
“We expect parts of our mobile and core banking applications to be built in India”, Scott Marcar added.
Citigroup plans to hire over 5K techies
A leading US banking major, Citigroup plans to hire over 5,000 professionals at its captive technology centres in India over the next two years.
“India is extremely important to Citi from a business standpoint and we will continue to grow our employee base at our solution centres in India,” Sara Wechter, Citi’s head of human resources, told ET’s Rica Bhattacharyya in an exclusive interview.
India will be the second biggest employee footprint outside of the US (post Mexico Banamex exit) and the largest CSC (Citi Solution Centre) outside of the US. The bank has about 29,000 people in India with approximately 27,000 people in our solutions centres.
The bank will see more leadership roles coming up in India as the country is one of the fastest areas of growth. Additionally, India is one of the largest countries in the bank franchise.
Sara Wechter Citi’s head of human resources has also informed that Artificial will impact the job market everywhere. She thinks AI will change the job. Additionally, the bank has spent a lot of time as a management team getting smart on AI.