Help us transform the world of banking

Interested in working for one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe? Join us as we shake up banking, help entrepreneurs realise their ambitions and connect savers with the tools to fast-track their future.

When we’re told 'you can’t' – we turn that into can’t not

Our mission

Banking should be barrier-free. It’s a belief at our very core, inspired by our entrepreneurial spirit, driven by the unmet financial needs of millions, and delivered by our data-driven tools.

But we go beyond finance, to empower our people, encourage professional growth and create an environment where everyone can thrive.

We pride ourselves on having a flat organisational structure, where every single employee feels empowered to speak up, share ideas, and challenge the norm. It’s what gives us the passion to excel together.

Our values

One team

We work together to achieve our goals, whether it’s across teams, countries, departments or people in a room.

Right ambition

Success is better shared. We channel the right ambition as individuals to meet our collective goals.

Customer delight

Our customers drive everything we do. We don’t stop at satisfaction, we deliver delight at every opportunity.


Better is good, ten times better is great. We set ambitious goals and work to deliver outsized results.


We’re go-getters so we take decisive action, at pace. It helps us turn ambition into accomplishments.

Zero base

We always start with a blank sheet of paper, building from the ground up to produce the best solutions.

“I’ve never worked anywhere like it, we really are a family here. The OakNorth values we live by make it such a fun and comfortable place to work. Every single person lives and breathes the #oneteam spirit which means no matter what challenges we face, we always work together to achieve the highest standards for our customers.” 
Jodie Miller
Executive Support and UK Office Manager
“I started off interning, and now, four years later, I help close multi-million pound deals as a banking lawyer! OakNorth gave me the qualification opportunities, experience, training and most importantly, the confidence to achieve my ambitions.”
Numaira Choudhary
Associate, Legal and Transaction Management
“Innovation and momentum are at the core of who we are, but our customers are the reason we exist. Providing delightful experiences to them strives us to think from first principles and do better every day.” 
Kristjan Kaar
Head of Product
"Our customers drive everything we do – they’re at the front and centre of everyone’s minds, which gives us real purpose and drive. We’re fighting for all of the businesses that have unmet financial needs in the UK – and there’s no better feeling than when we collaborate to make that happen."
Naythran Thayakaran
Associate Director, Product and Design
"I was one of the bank’s first employees, back when Rishi and Joel were still in the process of acquiring their banking license. Their passion as entrepreneurs is what made – and what still makes OakNorth today, a cut above the rest. I’ve had the opportunity to back some of the brightest and most innovative businesses in the UK, despite a global pandemic. We’re putting people first and removing the barriers from banking so UK business owners can thrive!"  
Ben Barbanel
Head of Debt Finance
Ben Barbanel

Why are we different?

We’ve helped create tens of thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK by getting behind the businesses that are driving the economy forward. Here’s how we’re doing it:

Entrepreneurial spirit

We know what it takes to help entrepreneurs be successful – because we’re founded and run by them.

Supporting businesses

We’re supporting the UK’s most ambitious businesses, across a whole range of industry sectors.

Tech enabled, people driven

We harness the power of tech to help people make the right decisions and tools for business owners and savers.

Why work at OakNorth?

We're mission-driven

We’re helping the UK’s fastest-growing and most ambitious businesses, creating new jobs and homes in the process.

We're founder-led

This means less red tape, faster decision-making, more autonomy, and a willingness to test and experiment.

Our customers love us

We’re offering something truly different – that delights customers. At OakNorth, you can create real impact.

You're surrounded by talented people

From graduate trainees to senior executives, our flat structure means you’ll rub shoulders with other talented people at every level.

We're a uniquely successful bank

We’re performing among the top 1% of commercial banks globally, with the Financial Times naming us Europe’s fastest-growing business in 2020.

You'll have skin in the game

You’ll get the chance to have equity in the business, which means as we grow, you could grow too.

Be part of the future

Our Co-founders met at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where their mentors and advisors helped cultivate their confidence and grow their knowledge. To give back to the budding business minds of the future, OakNorth has partnered with LSE Generate to create our Mentorpreneurship programme that connects students from across the UK with dedicated mentors.

Our journey so far

We’ve grown exponentially in the face of a pandemic and an ever-changing economy.


We became the third new UK bank in over 150 years.


From 2018 to date we donate 1% of our annual profits to charitable causes.


We’ve lent over £10bn and have over 160,000 savings customers.

Looking for your next engineering role?

We’re looking for hands-on engineers that want to build a new way of banking. Sound interesting? Find out what it’s like to be on the OakNorth tech team.

Don’t see a role that fits?

We’re always on the lookout for talented and bold individuals that want to join our mission. If you don’t see an obvious role that fits you, drop your details down and we’ll keep you in mind.

Frequently asked questions

At OakNorth you can develop your skills, move your career forward and make a real impact on society.

It’s a fast-paced, exciting place to work, where you’ll have both autonomy and the chance to interact with people at all levels of the business.

We’ve made great strides in recent years, helping ambitious businesses maximise their growth potential and keen savers reach their goals.

Right now, we’re working to expand our reach and continue to build out our technology, so that we can provide even better, data-driven support.

As part of our wider company goal-setting, each member of the OakNorth team sets their own personal objectives.

They’ll have the full support of their manager, with the freedom to take on projects that interest them, as they work to achieve their personal and professional goals.