Discover the answers to frequently asked questions.

ELIGIBILITY

I’M NOT SURE WHICH GRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME MY DEGREE IS SUITABLE FOR.

We accept a variety of individuals who are on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in ANY subject, from all universities. All you need to do now is decide which programme appeals most to your passions and interests. As far as selection criteria, we assess your strengths, drive and motivation for the specific programme you have applied to. 

Find out more about your strengths and the career path that best fits you, by playing our Discover What Matters game.

WHAT IF I DON’T MEET THE PROGRAMME’S MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

You must meet all of the entry requirements in order to qualify for the programme. It’s important that we have a consistent recruitment approach to ensure the process is as fair and effective as possible.

We also offer a range of direct hire career opportunities throughout Lloyds Banking Group, which you can find on our Job Search page.

DUE TO EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES I DON’T MEET THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. CAN I STILL APPLY?

We assess each case individually, so please get in touch by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

Typically, we would expect extenuating circumstances to be validated by an official letter from your university or a medical practitioner, confirming your circumstances.

CAN I APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE PROGRAMME?

We’ll only accept one application per recruitment campaign year. However, if the programme you applied for is full, and your skills and interests match programmes within the same job family, we’ll get in touch to talk about these other opportunities.

CAN I COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP IF I’M NOT IN MY PENULTIMATE YEAR OF STUDY AT UNIVERSITY?

No. Internships are aimed at providing work experience during a degree course and, to ensure consistency, you must be in your penultimate year of study.

I HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION, HOW WILL MY ELIGIBILITY BE ASSESSED?

You’ll need to provide the full details of your qualification with your application, which we’ll then verify using NARIC, a tool that assesses the conversion of international qualifications to their UK recognised equivalent.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

I’M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT; AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Please find all the information you need, here

I'M NOT CURRENTLY IN THE UK. CAN I STILL APPLY FOR THE GRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME?

Yes, you can, and all applicants are assessed on their skills and abilities. However, successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK as indicated here, so your right to work will be assessed at an appropriate point in the recruitment process.

I’M CURRENTLY STUDYING IN THE UK WITH A TIER 4 (GENERAL) VISA. I WON’T GET MY RESULTS UNTIL AFTER THE PROGRAMME STARTS. CAN I STILL APPLY?

All successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK on the day the programme starts as indicated here, and must be present from day one. 

The first months of the programme are essential in terms of understanding your role, building a foundation of knowledge, networking and forming relationships with fellow graduates. So, if you don’t meet this criteria, we can’t accept you on the programme.

I’M A NON-EEA NATIONAL AND MY CURRENT VISA DOESN’T ALLOW FULL-TIME WORK. CAN I STILL APPLY?

All successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK as indicated here

MY CURRENT UK VISA DOESN’T ALLOW FULL-TIME WORK, CAN LLOYDS BANKING GROUP HELP?

Please click here for more information.

AT WHAT STAGE IN THE PROCESS MUST I PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION SHOWING MY RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK?

We’ll request to see original documentation at your Assessment Centre. It’s essential that every candidate provides relevant documentation before the programme’s start date.

MY PASSPORT IS CURRENTLY WITH THE UK HOME OFFICE AS I’M IN THE PROCESS OF AN IMMIGRATION APPLICATION. IS THIS IS A PROBLEM?

Please refer to the following page in relation to right to work, click here.

We prefer that all successful applicants produce their passports as part of the onboarding employment checks. If this isn’t possible we’ll ask you about any alternative documentation that will meet the Home Office requirements.

MY UK PASSPORT HAS EXPIRED AND I HAVEN’T RENEWED IT. IS THIS IS A PROBLEM?

All documentation that is produced as part of the right to work process must be current, in date, and not expired, because the programme may involve international travel.

However, if:

- the passport shows the holder is a British citizen,

- the passport shows the holder is a citizen of the UK and colonies having the right to live in the UK,

- the passport or a national identity card shows the holder is a national of an EEA country or Switzerland, it doesn’t need to be in-date.

APPLICATION PROCESS

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT?

The application deadline is 31st December for Graduate and Intern programmes. We advise you to apply as soon as possible, as these programmes can become full before this date and we may close programmes earlier. This information is updated on the 'Apply Now' page of this website. Places at the assessment centres are allocated on a first come first serve basis and when the programme is full we will not run further assessment events.

WHAT WILL MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?

You’ll stand out to us if you can demonstrate a sound understanding of the financial services industry, of who our competitors are, and the challenges that we face as an organisation and industry. 

We’re looking for people with diverse interests, strong business awareness and the ability to motivate people. What's more, we're looking for people with a real passion for Lloyds Banking Group and the ability to clearly articulate why you're attracted to working for us. 

To find out more, visit what we’re looking for

I CURRENTLY WORK FOR LLOYDS BANKING GROUP, CAN I APPLY FOR THE GRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME?

Yes, you can, but you’ll need to submit an application through the internal vacancy link on the Emerging Talent Resource Centre on Interchange. You’ll also find all the information you need there, including application closing dates and entry requirements.

CAN I JUST SUBMIT A CV INSTEAD?

No, you must complete the online application form.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OF MY DEGREE?

Yes.  We will also need to see your original certificate or official university transcript once you have successfully completed your degree.

If your transcripts are in a foreign language they will need to be translated officially into English. 

I HAVE REQUESTED A NEW PASSWORD BUT HAVEN’T RECEIVED ANYTHING YET, AND CAN’T SIGN INTO MY CANDIDATE PORTAL.

Please check your email Junk / Spam folder, because you should receive new passwords within 24 hours.

 

If you still haven’t received your password, email lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

WHY DO YOU ASK IF I CAN SPEAK ANY ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES?

Although Lloyds Banking Group is a UK Retail and Commercial Bank, within some of our divisions we work with overseas clients and therefore language skills are beneficial.

DO YOU HAVE A GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME AT LLOYDS BANKING GROUP?

Yes, we do, and we’re committed to employing and supporting the career development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability and long term health condition whose application meets the minimum criteria for the programme. You can read more about our committment here.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

WHERE ARE THE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES BASED?

As one of the largest financial services groups in the UK, we have offices and branches across the nation. We want you to gain valuable insights into the diversity of our business, so our graduate leadership programmes are rotational, meaning you’ll be based in many different locations within the UK. You can find more details about specific locations on each programme page

For curious, motivated graduates, it’s an opportunity to discover new ways of working, within our unique teams. You’ll need to be flexibly mobile, and we’ll give you a relocation allowance to make sure you’re comfortable in your new role, too.

We’re an equal opportunities employer, so we’re committed to making reasonable adjustments to the specifics of our programmes. If you need to discuss certain conditions, please contact us at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk, and if you’d like us to contact you by phone, include your telephone number. We’ll then be in touch.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE GRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME?

Our programmes are designed to embrace your passions, and develop your skills and interests so you can enjoy a successful career with Lloyds Banking Group.

Throughout the programme, you’ll receive the development and support you need to build a strong foundation, and be encouraged to consider which area you feel your strengths and potential can be fully realised. Then, during your final placement we’ll help you choose the role in your business area that’d suit you, and our business, best. 

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I’VE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION?

Whether you’re applying for a Graduate Leadership Programme, Internship, or Apprenticeship, we’re keen to learn more about you; your strengths, interests and motivation. After your application, you’ll start our assessment process, which you can find all you need to know about, here:

Application Process for graduates and internships

Application Process - Apprenticeships

HOW DO YOU ASSESS MY SKILLS, AND WHETHER I’M RIGHT FOR THE PROGRAMME?

Whether you’re applying for a Graduate Leadership Programme, Internship, or Apprenticeship, we use a strengths-based assessment process to find the best people, with the right values, talent and drive, to join our business.

Find out everything you need to know about how we assess candidates, and how you can be prepared, too:

Application Process for graduates and internships

Application Process - Apprenticeships

I’VE SAID THAT I REQUIRE REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS IN MY APPLICATION, HOW WILL THESE BE MADE FOR ME THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS?

If you’ve already included the details of the adjustments you need, we’ll be in touch to talk about how we can help accommodate these. Otherwise, if you need to talk with someone about them, or if you didn’t include them on your application, please contact us at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

Please note – for most candidates no reasonable adjustments are required for the testing stage, as these tests are not time-limited and will not adversely impact people with, for example, dyslexia. For most people, including those with dyslexia, no adjustments would be required for the video interview either. 

I MISSED THE DEADLINE FOR THE TESTING AND / OR VIDEO INTERVIEW, CAN I HAVE AN EXTENSION?

We deal with these requests on a case-by-case basis. Please email us with the full details of your situation, at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

 

 

CAN I COMPLETE A VIDEO INTERVIEW WHILST I AM ABROAD?

Yes. As this is a recorded interview, you can do it at a time and place that suits you – whether that’s early in the morning or late into the night. We recommend you pick somewhere quiet though, and it’s a good idea to turn off your mobile phone, too. 

CAN I HAVE FEEDBACK ON MY TESTS OR INTERVIEW?

While we can’t provide individual results for online testing or video interviews, you will be sent a feedback report on the strengths and motivational alignment test. This highlights your best strengths and aims to support your development.

WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE INVOLVE?

The assessment centre consists of a full day of engaging exercises. You’ll meet senior people from the business, as well as existing graduates who can give you an insight into life at Lloyds Banking Group. 

Everyone has their own unique combination of strengths and areas for development, so we want to see the ‘real you.’ We’re not expecting perfect performances, so the best way to prepare is by thinking about your natural strengths – the things you enjoy doing, and are good at.

Find more information about the assessment centre, here

WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND A SUITABLE ASSESSMENT CENTRE SLOT?

New slots are added all the time, so keep checking the link on your invitation email. That said, programmes close when the positions have been filled, so the sooner you complete the online tests and video, the sooner you can complete an assessment centre.

If you need to travel to an assessment centre, travel costs will be reimbursed and, where appropriate, overnight accommodation will be provided.

WHEN DO THE ASSESSMENT CENTRES TAKE PLACE?

Assessment centres take place between the middle of October and the end of February.

Please note: places on the Graduate Leadership Programme are limited so assessment centre places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Once programmes are filled, the application process is closed, so it’s best to try to complete all stages as soon as possible.

I’VE BOOKED AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE BUT NOW I CAN’T MAKE IT.

Please notify us as soon as you can by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk and where possible, we’ll try to offer you another date. 

Please note: places on the Graduate Leadership Programme are limited so assessment centre places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Once programmes are filled, the application process is closed, so it’s best to try to complete all stages as soon as possible.

CAN I CLAIM EXPENSES FOR COSTS INCURRED WHILE ATTENDING AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE?

When your assessment centre place is confirmed, we’ll send you the details of the travel policy to help you book your travel. We’ll also send you details of the claims procedure, which you’ll need to complete and return within two weeks of your assessment centre.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

MY QUESTION IS NOT ANSWERED IN THE FAQ’S?

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please email us your full question at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

 

 

How do I get in touch?

If you’d like to get in touch please email lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk