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“You’ll get a chance as long as you're willing to learn.”

Sushmita, Technology Engineering Graduate.

2023 7 24 LLOYDS5683

When Sushmita was looking to her future, she knew she wanted to go somewhere that would embrace her impressive skills and encourage her confidence.

Sushmita is a former Technology Engineering Graduate.

Vested interest

“When I saw the job description for my grad scheme, it sounded as though I’d get a lot of opportunities to grow and get to work in many different areas of the business. And at the same time, it seemed very inclusive — so you didn't necessarily need to have a degree in computer science to be accepted.”

Applying yourself

“The whole application process was very inclusive. With a lot of jobs I was applying for, the application process was kind of painful — that wasn't the case with Lloyds Banking Group. The more I progressed through the interview stages, and the more I got to know about the business, people, and culture here, I put Lloyds Banking Group at the top of my list for where I wanted to start my career.”

Growing every day

“Before joining Lloyds Banking Group, I had no prior experience of working in a corporate job, but I learned so many technical and personal skills throughout my three placements. I learnt quite a lot of things by being in three very different teams and understanding the organisation from the inside out. I feel like I grew so much as a person."

Finding support

“When I started, my manager put me through some training courses to bring me up to speed with the rest of the team in terms of technical knowledge. My team always make sure I’m comfortable with the tasks that I have, and they always make sure I feel like I can ask questions when I need to. It’s been a steep learning curve for me to even feel comfortable asking for help when I get stuck, but I’ve always received support whenever I need it.”

Onwards and upwards

“My managers have told me they’ve seen such a change in me, that my confidence has improved so much. I can't believe I’ve been able to do a lot of things I’ve done, like speaking to a large audience and hosting meetings.

It’s been really satisfying to see that not only am I improving myself and getting transferable skills in tech, which is having a very positive impact on my career, but I'm also becoming a more well-rounded person. I think that can't really be taught in a classroom.”

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