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Project Mercury

Our colleagues are what makes Tesco Bank. Without them we couldn’t deliver the products and services that our customers have come to expect and demand.

We work hard to ensure that our colleagues have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and experience to make the right career choices and reach their full potential.

One of the ways we do this is through our Project Mercury programme, a unique collaboration between the University of Edinburgh Centre of Design Informatics and Tesco Bank designed to explore Fintech, develop talent and foster innovation and creative thinking.

Through Project Mercury, Tesco Bank designers, software engineers, data scientists and programmers worked in partnership with both students and lecturers from the University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics School.

The partnership facilitated a lecture series open to all colleagues with topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and data ethics; exploring both current and future applications of these technologies and the impacts that these could have on society.

Alongside the lecture series, project participants have the opportunity to put their learnings into practice, through the research and development of team projects. In 2019, the output of this was displayed as part of the Edinburgh International Arts Festival at the specifically built Design Informatics Pavilion.