Only 13% of NatWest staff to work in offices full time

NatWest Group is reportedly preparing for only 13 per cent of staff to work full-time across its offices.

According to a report from The Guardian, around 8,300 staff will be expected to commute to the bank’s offices and branches.

Roughly 64,000 employees will have to split their time between the home and office.

The newspaper said that one in three NatWest staff, amounting to over 20,000 employees, will be able to live and work anywhere in the UK and only need to attend an office in person two days a month.

“There is no ‘one size fits all’, as not every role is the same,” the NatWest chief executive, Alison Rose, told staff last week. “Some roles, and some people, will need to be back in the office 100% of the time – that’s just the nature of the role; they cannot be done from home.”

This she said, would include datacentre workers, traders, and some branch staff.

“Other people will be able to work remotely the majority of the time, and for others there will be a hybrid solution,” she added.

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