It all depends on the programme level you're interested in.
For Level 2/Intermediate and Level 3/Advanced apprenticeships we don’t have any specific GCSE requirements, but you must be proficient in English and Maths.
For Higher Level apprenticeships (i.e., Level 4 and above) we’ll expect you to be educated to A level standard and/or have successfully completed a Level 3 apprenticeship.
We offer a wide range of apprenticeships from Level 2/Intermediate right up to degree level (Level 6/Higher) and also an IT ‘degree apprenticeship’.
Each apprenticeship is designed for a specific role, so finding the right apprenticeship for you, means asking the questions, ‘What do I enjoy doing? What am I naturally good at? What are my strengths?’
If you can’t see the right role for you to apply for at the moment, you can register your interest for an apprenticeship, or for a specific location, here.
We’ll keep your details to hand and get in touch when a role that suits your preferences becomes available.
Each apprenticeship is different but you can see how long each one runs below:
- Level 2/Intermediate – 12 months
- Level 3/Advanced – 18 months
- Level 4/Higher – 2 years
- Level 5–6/Higher – 3 years
You’ll have a permanent job from the moment you start your apprenticeship with us. And, we pay you the full salary for the job you are doing, not an ‘apprentice pay rate’.
Everyone on our apprenticeships gets a nationally recognised qualification and a ‘graduation’ certificate from Lloyds Banking Group.
Successfully complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2), and you’ll have the equivalent qualification of five good GCSE passes. And, you can continue studying too, if you like, because those are the entry requirements of an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Those who successfully complete an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) receive the equivalent to two A-level passes, which is the entry requirements of a Higher Apprenticeship or degree level qualification.
You can see there are lots of opportunities to continuing learning and developing, even after your apprenticeship.
PAY & BENEFITS
We pay our apprentices for the work they do, not an ‘apprentice pay rate’ like other organisations. So it depends on the job you are doing, and you’ll be paid the full rate for that role. Based on a 35hr working week, this would range from £336 - £480 per week, and you can find the exact salary information on all our vacancies.
This depends on the job you are doing, but you can find out by checking each vacancy’s hours and working pattern.
Holiday entitlement is linked to the type of the job you are doing and to the length of service.
Some jobs start on 22 days’ holiday, which rises to 27 days, with 5 years’ service. For others, you start on 24 days’ holiday and this rises to 28 days, with 5 years’ service.
We recruit over 1,000 apprentices each year but when, depends on each apprenticeship:
- At Level 2/Intermediate and Level 3/Advanced we recruit throughout the year, with start dates all year round.
- At Level 4/Higher and above, we recruit all year round, for apprentices to start with us in September or October.
We recruit across the UK (in England, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) in our Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches. We also have vacancies in many of our larger business ‘hubs’ which include Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff/Newport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Halifax, Liverpool, London, and Manchester.
You can search for apprenticeships by location, on our Job Search page.
You can find all of the details for our apprenticeship application process, here.
The assessment centre is where we invite candidates to spend either half a day or a full day showing us their strengths and talents as they perform tasks and activities that might occur in a workplace.
These would include all, or some, of the following:
- a face to face interview
- a team exercise
- a presentation (on a subject prepared in advance); and
- a written exercise.
If you’re invited to one, we’ll assess you against the criteria we’ve set for the role, so it’s not a competition between candidates. Instead, we want to see how well you work together and on your own. And, depending on the number of vacancies we have for the apprenticeship you’ve applied for – all or none of the candidates may be successful.
We're looking for people with a real passion for what they want to do – and for Lloyds Banking Group too. You’ll stand out if you can show us that you know about our business – our different brands, our vision and even who our competitors are. It’s also really important that you can explain in your application and at an interview, why you’d really like to do the type of work and apprenticeship you’ve applied for.
Take a look at our corporate website to find out more about us: http://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/
Previous work experience isn’t essential but we’ll still need to assess if you have the right attitude and ‘passion’ for Lloyds Banking Group and the apprenticeship you’ve applied for. You’ll need to show us what other things you’ve done, and the skills and experience you’ve gained from other activities – whether it’s volunteering or captaining a sports team.
For example, if you play sport you may be able to talk about being a team player or managing a team or having to commit to train and attend practice, and managing your school/college work alongside your sport. If you’ve done a Duke of Edinburgh Award or any volunteering work, you can talk about your experience doing this. If you’ve had a part-time or summer job, you can talk about what this has taught you. The job itself isn’t important.
What we’re interested in, is if you can transfer the skills, knowledge and experience you’ve gained to working in a professional environment like ours. It’s who you are and what you can offer that matters.