Lloyds TSB are part of the Lloyds Banking Group recruit many of their managers through their Graduate Leadership Programmes.
The organisations goal is for each of their brands, Lloyds TSB, Bank of Scotland and Halifax, to be the best banks for their customers, and Scottish Widows to sustain their position offering a leading range of insurance and investment products.
The applications close at the end of the year, so make sure you get your applications in within plenty of time, and courses commence in September.
The Graduate Schemes are two years long and include a variety of challenges and the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills in leading teams as well as the technical skills you’ll need to complete the tasks. The available programmes include:
- Corporate Markets – provides you with hands-on experience in Capital Markets, Structured Finance and derivatives.
- Finance – receive exposure to business areas and opportunities.
- Business Technology – develop your understanding of improving technical and service whilst increasing your commercial awareness and leadership.
- Human Resources – gives you the chance to extend your commercial knowledge and leadership skills whilst working towards professional CIPD qualifications.
- General Management – you’ll be exposed to a range of different business environments to challenge you and provide you with the necessary skills you will need to lead teams.
What is the recruitment process?
If you think that a graduate scheme for Lloyds would be a good career move for you, then it may be worth completing the Lloyds Self Selection tool http://www.lloydsbankinggrouptalent.com/ which gives you an indication of whether you will be suitable in just 5-10 minutes.
If you consider one of the Graduate Programmes are suitable to you, apply via the online application process which will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Questions refer to you previous work experience, capabilities, knowledge and why you think you would be a suitable candidate.
You will then be redirected to complete a psychometric test online which is aimed at better understanding how you behave in circumstances, and therefore predicting how you will respond in the Lloyds environment.
If your application and psychometric tests prove successful, you will be contacted to arrange a telephone interview so the HR team can get a better knowledge of your background and further discuss why you would like to join the Lloyds team.
The final step is to attend the Assessment Centre where candidates complete a range of tasks whilst being observed. The tasks are both individual and group exercises, as well as a competency based interview where the questions refer to how you have reacted in previous circumstances.
What do I need to apply?
You will need to have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant course, plus 300 UCAS points from three A-levels. (Business Technology Leadership Programme requires only 260 UCAS points at application).
You will also need to be prepared to travel throughout the UK as the courses are undertaken nationwide in different cities.