ELIGIBILITY

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

We accept 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 ARE THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?toggle

For the Graduate Leadership programme you must be on track to achieve or have achieved a 2:2 or above in ANY subject, from any university.

We have no requirement for UCAS points for this programme.

HOW DO I PROVE THAT I AM ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM OF A 2:2 DEGREE?toggle

We will verify this through asking for your previous transcripts to demonstrate you have to date achieved at least a 2:2 or above and are on track to achieve this on completion of your degree.

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

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?toggle

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?toggle

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.

WILL I BE CONSIDERED FOR AN ALTERNATE PROGRAMME IF THE PROGRAMME I ORIGINALLY APPLIED FOR HAS BEEN FILLED?toggle

We will consider you for similar programmes where we are still recruiting and if this is the case will be in touch to discuss.

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

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. If your international qualification does not meet the minimum UK recognised equivalent required to apply for the programme, we will be unable to proceed with your application.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

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

Please find all the information you need, here.

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

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?toggle

All successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK on the day the programme starts. 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?toggle

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

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

We’ll request to see original documentation at the final stages of the assessment process. 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?toggle

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 A PROBLEM?toggle

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?toggle

The application deadline is 31st December for all 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.

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

Yes we will accept applications from internal colleagues who will be assessed in the same way as all candidates.

CAN I JUST SUBMIT A CV INSTEAD?toggle

No, you must complete the online application form.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OF MY DEGREE?toggle

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.toggle

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?toggle

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 desirable for certain roles.

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

The Group has an Inclusion & Diversity strategy and through a range of initiatives and strategies we work hard to ensure Lloyds Banking Group is inclusive for everyone. We recognise that everyone is different. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day. Together, we make Lloyds Banking Group stronger and the best bank for customers. We’re working hard to build an inclusive bank that reflects the diversity of modern Britain.

The group is recognised externally for its focus on Disability, for instance the Group received the Disability Smart Award in 2016, achieved 98% in the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard for 2014 and received a Gold Award for disability confidence.

As part of our commitment 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 commitment here.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I’VE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION?toggle

After your application, you’ll start our assessment process, which you can find all you need to know about here.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

WHERE ARE THE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES BASED?toggle

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 Leadership Programmes are almost all 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 our 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 whilst you're on the programme, 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?toggle

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 secure a role that will allow you to put all that learning to good use.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

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

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 here.

IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN PRACTICE BEFORE TAKING THE ONLINE TESTING STAGE?toggle

You can practice for the reasoning tests by visiting www.jobmi.com. Just register your details, and head to the Practice Assessments section. And, to prepare for the cultural behaviours and strengths questions, think about the things you enjoy doing, the things you do well, and how they’ll be beneficial to the role you’re applying for.

You’ll also find it useful to learn more about our company by looking at our Group website – www.lloydsbankinggroup.com

CAN I RETAKE THE ONLINE TESTS AGAIN IF I FAIL THE FIRST TIME?toggle

Unfortunately, to be fair and consistent to all candidates and what we are assessing you against you will not be able to sit the tests again.

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

We recognise that everyone is different. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day. Together, we make Lloyds Banking Group stronger and the best bank for customers. We’re working hard to build an inclusive bank that reflects the diversity of modern Britain.

The Group has an Inclusion & Diversity strategy and through a range of initiatives and strategies we work hard to ensure Lloyds Banking Group is inclusive for everyone. The group is recognised externally for its focus on Disability for instance the Group received the Disability Smart Award in 2016, achieved 98% in the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard for 2014 and received a Gold Award for disability confidence.

As part of our focus if you wish to discuss any additional requirements you may need through the assessment process before starting or through the application please contact a member of the team by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

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 by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

CAN I HAVE A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW INSTEAD OF A VIDEO INTERVIEW?toggle

All candidates are required to undertake the video interview as part of the assessment process.

As part of our focus on Disability, if you wish to discuss any adjustments that may be required, 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 a member of the team by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk

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

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?toggle

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?toggle

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. If you attend an assessment centre you’ll be provided with a feedback report too. This highlights your best strengths and aims to support your development.

WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE INVOLVE?toggle

The assessment centre consists of a full day of energising exercises. You will also undertake an exercise in Virtual Reality where you will enter an immersive environment and be asked to complete an exercise within this. Our assessment process reflects Lloyds Banking Group being the largest Digital Bank in the UK.

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, click here.

WHEN DO THE ASSESSMENT CENTRES TAKE PLACE?toggle

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

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.toggle

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?toggle

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?toggle

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?toggle

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