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Programme
Graduate Leadership
Stream
Commercial Banking - Business Management
Salary
£28,000 Plus Benefits
Start date
September 2018
Details

What will you discover in a Commercial Banking Business Management career with us?

Connecting with people, developing innovative ideas and finding solutions – it’s what you’re good at. You’re also interested in finance, and how businesses in the FTSE 250 function and grow. If you’re also looking for a job that offers you the freedom to make a positive impact on communities across the UK, apply for a Commercial Banking Business Management Graduate Leadership Programme.

With over 25 million customers and a relationship with almost every household and community in the UK, Lloyds Banking Group makes a difference in the lives of millions of people. In Commercial Banking, we serve over 1.25 million businesses, including 91% of the FTSE 100 and, in Business Management, our clients expect us to be ahead of the curve of emerging trends and innovation. We’re looking for our leaders of tomorrow; people with strengths and passions of every kind who’ll help us to become a financial organisation of the future.

What you’ll do

This two-year programme will give you a well-rounded understanding of our operations and the chance to build invaluable people management skills. Over four, six month placements in multiple UK locations, you could deliver projects to improve and simplify our processes, or you might support the work of the relationship management teams. You could even join our data teams, or the cyber, fraud and financial crime teams. Importantly, you’ll gain insight into our clients’ needs, and how you can impact ours, and their business growth.

Your development

The sheer size of Lloyds Banking Group means there’s plenty of opportunities for you to learn and grow. From day one, we’ll empower you to apply your passions and strengths to the world of work – and inspire you to discover new ones, too. You’ll receive the tools and support you need to develop the career you want, including mentoring, digital espressos, internal Ted-style talks, helping Britain prosper challenges, community volunteering and more. Plus, you’ll be supported to study for a fully funded professional qualification in project management, or to become a Chartered Banker.

Entry requirements

We accept a 2:2 degree or above in any discipline from any university, and welcome a diversity of individuals – from DIY enthusiasts to art lovers and sports fans. Everything you bring to Lloyds Banking Group enriches what we offer to our customers and the community. We also offer flexible working, plus a huge range of benefits, so you can build a reward package that suits you – including private medical benefits and discounted financial products.

Join us, and be empowered to make an impact in your own way.

Find out more and apply now

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Application Process

Education Criteria

Degree requirement: minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree (gained or expected).

To understand the international equivalent of Degree requirements please call Naric on 08713 307033.

Work Permission

We recognise that our business is built on talent from around the world; at Lloyds Banking Group we value and actively seek a diverse workforce and welcome applications regardless of nationality.  It is essential that applicants have the right to work in the UK at the date of commencement of the Programme.

Accessibility

We recognise that everyone is different. The assessment process has been developed inclusively to remove barriers. For instance our online  tests are time measured but not time-restricted. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day. 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 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 Adjustments Award from the Business Disability Forum in 2016.

Before you start your application, please note alternative formats are available on request. Please contact us at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk to advise us of your requirements including your contact details and preferred contact method (e.g. email or call) and we will come back to you within 2 working days.

Some candidates who have a disability or long term health condition may require additional time to complete the online reasoning tests. We have included a description of the tests below so that you can let us know the adjustments you require.

The Lloyds Banking Group Strengths and Cultural Assessment Test.

The Situational Strengths Test will present you with a range of scenarios, where you will need to rank order your responses from your most to least preferred. The test is not timed and timing does not factor in the score you attain.

  • If you wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need please contact us by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk.
  • Please indicate whether you wish to be contacted via email or call and provide your contact details. We will respond within 2 working days.
  • You should not at this stage submit your application form or take the online tests until our team have spoken with you.

The Numerical Reasoning Test

This Numerical Reasoning Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyse, and interpret numerical data. The questions will contain graphs and tables, which you will refer to when answering the questions. The amount of text is limited. The time taken complete the test is taken into account as part of the scoring.

  • If you wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need please contact us by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk.
  • Please indicate whether you wish to be contacted via email or call and provide your contact details. We will respond within 2 working days.
  • You should not at this stage submit your application form or take the online tests until our team have spoken with you.

The Critical Reasoning Test

The Critical Reasoning Test will look to assess your aptitude for critical thinking and decision making. You will be required to work with information which is presented through paragraphs of text. The time taken to complete this test is taken into account as part of the scoring.

  • If you have a disability or long term health condition you may require additional time to complete this test. . We will ask you to specify on your application form if this is the case and we will factor the adjustments required automatically as part of the scoring
  • If you are happy proceeding with an automatic, industry standard adjustment of 25%, you are able to proceed with completing the application form and taking the online test now without any further interventions being needed.

OR

  • If, you would like to discuss any alternative adjustments to the above, please contact us by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@tmpw.co.uk.
  • Please indicate whether you wish to be contacted via email or call and provide your contact details. We will respond within 2 working days.
  • You should not at this stage submit your application form or take the online tests until our team has spoken with you.

If you have declared that you require any form of reasonable adjustment we will be contact, if you are successful at the online testing stage, to discuss how we can support you through the further stages of the assessment

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR APPLICATION

Time required to complete

The first stage of your application will take about 90 minutes complete, however please note that there are no time restrictions. We advise you to complete your application and online tests as soon as possible as candidates are progressed through the selection process as and when they apply. Places at the assessment centre are allocated on a first come first serve basis and when the programme is full we will not run further assessment events.

Information required before starting your application

You may find it useful to have the following information to hand before you start your application form:

- Details of your academic qualifications
- Personal details
- National Insurance Number

Information and tips on the initial selection process

We use a range of tests and assessments to understand if you are well matched to Lloyds Banking Group and the programme you have applied for. To help you prepare and understand the assessment process, we have outlined a few hints and tips below:

  • After completing the basic details on the application form, you will be asked to complete the Lloyds Banking Group Strengths and Cultural Assessment and a Numerical and Critical Reasoning Test.
  • To ensure you are prepared to take the tests, try to make sure you have access to a quiet space where you can concentrate. We recommend removing distractions (including turning off your phone) so you are able to focus fully.
  • Before completing the Lloyds Banking Group Strengths and Cultural Assessment you may wish to think about the things that you do well and enjoy doing. We would also suggest reviewing Lloyds Banking Group’s website – www.lloydsbankinggroup.com
  • Before completing the Numerical and Critical Reasoning Tests, you may wish to take a practice test by visiting and registering at www.jobmi.com. You will need to register your details and head for the Practice Assessments section.

Good luck!

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