WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU NEED FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES AT LLOYDS BANKING GROUP?
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,. If you do not already have English and maths GCSE you will need to complete Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.
For Higher Level apprenticeships (i.e., Level 4 and above) the requirements do vary depending on the programme. For some, we’ll expect you to be educated to A level standard and/or have successfully completed a Level 3 apprenticeship and other programmes look at having at least a year’s work experience.
For specific entry requirements please refer to the individual vacancy adverts.
WHAT TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer a wide range of apprenticeships from Level 2/Intermediate right up to degree level (Level 6).
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH APPRENTICESHIP WOULD SUIT ME BEST?
Each apprenticeship is designed for a specific role, so to find the right Apprenticeship you need to ask yourself ‘what do I enjoy doing? What am I naturally good at? What are my strengths?’
Why not take a look at some of our profiles?
WHAT IF I CAN’T SEE AN APPRENTICESHIP THAT IS SUITABLE OR IN MY LOCATION?
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. Visit the 'Register your interest' page in the 'How to apply' section.
We’ll keep your details to hand and get in touch when a role that suits your preferences becomes available.
HOW LONG IS AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH LLOYDS BANKING GROUP?
Each apprenticeship is different but you can see how long each one typically runs for below:
- Level 2/Intermediate – 12 months
- Level 3/Advanced – 18 months
- Level 4/Higher – 2 years
- Level 5–6/Higher – 3 years
WILL I HAVE A PERMANENT JOB AT THE END OF MY APPRENTICESHIP?
You’ll have a permanent job from the moment you start your apprenticeship with us. And we'll pay you the full salary for the job you are doing, not an ‘apprentice pay rate’.
WHAT WILL I GET AT THE END OF THE APPRENTICESHIP?
Everyone on our apprenticeships gets a nationally recognised qualification and a ‘graduation’ certificate.
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.
So you can see there are opportunities to continue learning and developing, even after your apprenticeship.
WHEN DO YOU RECRUIT?
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 as part of our Spring intake or our Autumn intake.
WHERE ARE YOUR APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES?
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.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
You can find all of the details for our apprenticeship application process on the How to apply page.
WHAT IS AN ASSESSMENT DAY?
We run virtual assessment days, 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 virtual interview
- a team exercise
- a presentation (on a subject prepared in advance)
- 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 applicants. Instead, we want to see how well you work together and on your own.
WHAT WILL MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?
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/
WILL IT MATTER IF I HAVE VERY LITTLE OR NO PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?
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.
HOW MUCH WILL I EARN AS AN APPRENTICE?
We pay our apprentices for the work they do, not an ‘apprentice pay rate’. So depending on the job you'll be doing 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.
WHAT HOURS WILL I WORK?
This depends on the job you are doing, but you can find out by checking each vacancy’s hours and working pattern.
WHAT HOLIDAYS WILL I GET?
Holiday entitlement is linked to the level 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.