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Insight programme
Commercial Banking - Global Corporates & Financial Institutions

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We are delighted to be able to offer 12 successful undergraduates the opportunity to join us for a Women in Banking Insight Week at Lloyds Banking Group's offices, within our Financial Institutions and Global Corporates client coverage business units.


Why a Women in Banking event?

Being able to attract, develop, fully utilise and retain top female talent is highly important to us, and we recognise that companies with gender diverse senior management teams perform better. For this reason, Lloyds Banking Group has made a commitment to be a leader in gender diversity. In 2014 we made a bold public commitment on gender equality in our Helping Britain Prosper plan – to increase the proportion of senior management roles held by women to 40% by 2020. At the end of 2015, 31% of our senior management roles were filled by women. In 2016, we were among the first signatories to the Women in Finance Charter, which reinforces our Helping Britain Prosper Plan commitment of 40% women in senior management roles.

Ultimately, we want to inspire more women at university to see a great future for themselves in financial services.

What is Client Coverage?

Lloyds Banking Group’s division Commercial Banking has four client relationship coverage business units across Financial Institutions, Global Corporates, Mid Markets and SME.

The Financial Institutions team is a specialist group focused on supporting the specific needs and services required by financial institution clients through a dedicated team of relationship managers in London, Edinburgh, New York and Singapore. Each relationship team’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of their sector is supported by the product expertise from the Global Transaction Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Markets, and Lending teams. The Financial Institutions business consists of a number of specialist sector teams: Banks; Insurance & Specialist Finance; Financial Sponsors; Investors & Intermediaries; Group, Government & Regulatory Solutions; Pensions, Wealth and Stockbrokers, and the Chief Operating Office.

Global Corporates is a coverage business operating across Europe, North America and Asia, managing relationships with major corporate clients with a turnover greater than £500m. The Global Corporates business is divided into a number of specialist sector teams; Consumer Services & Entrepreneurs; Food, Beverage & Tobacco; Commercial Real Estate; Industrials; TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), and Infrastructure, Resources & Energy.


During the week you will:

Get an insight into Lloyds Banking Group and how the client coverage teams support the Group’s largest relationships in Financial Institutions and Global Corporates

  • Learn about key product areas including Capital Markets, Financial Markets and Global Transaction Banking
  • Understand the fundamentals of credit risk
  • Network with women at different levels of seniority across Lloyds Banking Group
  • Shadow our current graduates who work in Financial Institutions and Global Corporates
  • Work on a project to be presented to the management teams within Financial Institutions and Global Corporates

The Insight Week is an opportunity to learn more about banking as a career opportunity and understand the range of career opportunities available including summer internships and graduate programmes. The Insight Week will give you access to a number of product areas within Lloyds Banking Group including Financial Markets, Capital Markets and Global Transaction Banking as our coverage teams work closely with product areas as well as delivery to support the needs of their clients.

You don’t need to be studying Maths or Economics to join us - our Internship and Graduate Programmes are open to any degree background - and so is this event. ‘Diversity of thought’ is far more important to us than the subject you in which you have specialised because we can teach the relevant technical skills.

Expenses covered up to £75 for the week
Start Date
26th March - 29th March 2018
Application process

How to apply?

Please click the link to apply.

Applications need to be in by 12th November 2017

We do however advise you to complete your application as soon as possible as candidates are progressed through the selection process as and when they apply. Offers will be made on an ongoing basis until the event is filled.

Your application form will give us all your basic details, and tell us about your studies and experiences. You’ll then do the online test, which looks at your strengths, numerical reasoning skills and also how you’d fit in with our company culture. In total, it should take you up to one-and-a-half hours to do.

Following the online tests, you will be notified whether you have been successful in reaching the next selection stage. If successful, our team will reach out to you to ask for a copy of your CV and covering letter asking you to detail answers to 3 questions in no more than 200 words each.

The final stage of the assessment process will be a telephone interview.

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.

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

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