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Graduate Leadership
Data Science
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Help us build the bank of the future with next-generation technology

From chatbots and machine learning to robotic process automation, our Data Science teams work at the forefront of exciting tech innovation for the UK’s biggest digital bank. By reading, analysing and using big data, they create business solutions that have the potential to change the lives of our 26 million customers and 1 million businesses across the UK. Now we’re searching for new talent to join them. If you have quantitative reasoning, are able to turn data into actions, are confident coding and have a desire to make a real impact – we have a job for you.


Your career journey starts here

Are you curious about next-generation technologies? Are you passionate about solving data science challenges? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with diverse groups and working with big data to uncover and present new insights? If the answer is yes, then our Data Science programme is for you.

We’re bringing together the brightest and most driven people and giving them the latest intelligent technologies to develop new data science algorithms and models. This will help us introduce better ways of banking for our customers, and support our colleagues throughout Lloyds Banking Group in making informed decisions, by building their data capabilities.


About the programme

Over two years, you’ll complete three eight-month placements and work at the centre of some of the most impactful technology changes across Lloyds Banking Group. Not only will you grow your career with us, you’ll have the chance to work on projects with national reach.

Day to day you could be:

  • Helping the business to understand how to use data science and coding to help shape their strategies. Could you develop a propensity model to work out how we can help our customers bank with us more efficiently?
  • Running quantitative analyses on business problems across Lloyds Banking Group, then working with local teams to propose innovative solutions. Could a Recurrent Neural Network lead to the next breakthrough in fraud prevention?
  • Using modern pattern recognition, statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to solve mathematical data science challenges. Can Natural Language Generation create smarter chatbots that our customers enjoy interacting with?
  • Developing Python code to test hypotheses, presenting findings to business areas and building end-to-end solutions at an enterprise scale. Your code could help millions of customers and protect billions of pounds.
  • Researching and developing new cutting-edge methods and sharing knowledge with the rest of the Data Science community. You could present at conferences across the UK and even make an impact beyond our borders.

Your development

People work best when they feel happy and valued. That’s why you’ll receive the tools you need – from mentoring to tailored learning  and much more. . On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a technical career – which could be in anything from speech analytics to machine learning.


You’ll need…

A 2:2 degree or above in any discipline from any university, and PhD and Masters Students are also welcome. Because of the technical nature of this programme, you’ll also need to have a strong understanding of algebra and probabilities, and of Python coding techniques.


The way we work

Everyone comes to Lloyds Banking group with different experiences, skills and knowledge, and these differences give us opportunities to learn and grow. It’s what makes our workplace unique and we encourage people from every kind of background to apply. It’s important for us, and it shows. Recently, we were named as one of The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women for the 8th consecutive year, the Top Financial Employer and seventh overall in the 2019 Stonewall Top 100 employers list, and one of The Times’ Top 100 Graduate Employers.



Our Graduate Programmes are rotational, and our Data Science roles are predominately based in London. You may be required to do national placements during the programme.


Why LBG?

As the largest digital bank in the UK we’re dedicated to helping Britain prosper. As part of our team, you’ll not only represent Lloyds Bank but the other brands in our Group too, including Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows. Our focus is on becoming the bank of the future, and with over 15.9 million digitally active customers and nearly 10 million mobile app users, we’re constantly exploring how to bring new digital solutions to the people who rely on us.



Plus a great range of benefits





27th November- role closes

Your Application and Online Tests must have been fully completed and submitted by this point.  A couple of days after taking your tests you will receive a feedback report based on your answers to the Situational Strengths tests – this is personal feedback for you regarding your own strengths, as a ‘thanks’ from us for the time you’ve put in to making your application.  This feedback report is not connected to whether or not you will be taken forward to the next stage.

Your Online Test results and Application details will be reviewed alongside other applications, in line with our assessment criteria.



By 2nd January 2020

Should you be a top performer at the Online Testing stage and your Application meets the minimum requirement, you’ll be invited, by email, to participate in a Video Interview.  You will have 5 days from the date of the invitation to find a suitable time to complete and submit your Video interview.  Please ensure our emails are not going to your junk folder, and please avoid leaving it until the last minute to complete the Video Interview as we will not be able to consider any submissions which are late.

All of the completed Video Interviews will be reviewed and carefully assessed.


From 27th January 2020

We’ll get in touch with you to confirm your Video Interview outcome.  Only the highest performing applicants will be invited to our Assessment Centre.  We have limited spaces available at each assessment centre, so please ensure you’re available so that we can quickly and easily book you into an assessment centre. 


Week commencing 17th February and week commencing 24th February 2020

Assessment Centres take place in London.  

You’ll need to bring the relevant documentation along with you. We’ll let you know exactly what we need alongside your invitation - please prepare this in advance.


After the Assessment Centre, we will be in touch within 2 weeks to let you know if we are able to offer you a place on the Graduate Scheme

We recommend you read the information available on the 'How to Apply' page here.

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