At First West, we work together to create a culture that enables employees to thrive, to grow professionally and to lead in our communities. Through this approach and the First West business model, we’re keeping jobs in communities across B.C. and creating meaningful career opportunities.

57,810 hours
dedicated to learning


employees reached new levels of Lean certification, representing 6,950 hours of Lean training across First West

374 growth opportunities taken

128 employees attained new roles of similar responsibility and 246 employees were promoted into roles with greater responsibility

Flourishing careers, remarkable banking experiences

Flourishing careers, remarkable banking experiences

Our commitment to learning creates opportunities for employees to grow their careers, grow professionally and master the art of providing remarkable service.

Through a combination of on-the-job learning, certification and coaching, we help employees become their best, equipping them to simplify the lives of our members.

1,741 days volunteered
First West employees spent 13,060 hours helping those in need and building our communities in 2017

2 certifications launched

New banking and insurance certification programs bring our internal certification line-up to eight programs for helping employees sharpen their financial services knowledge and skills.

91 referrals hired

The launch of our new talent acquisition platform allowed us to reach even more prospective candidates. 91 of 607 employee referrals were hired into First West career opportunities