I’m not sure which graduate scheme my degree is suitable for
The academic requirements are the same for all schemes, so it's better
to focus on where your passions and interests lie. As far as selection
criteria are concerned, we'll assess your strengths, drive and
motivation in relation to the specific scheme you apply for.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements to apply?
For our graduate schemes, you must have, or be on track to achieve, a
2:2 or above from any university. We don't, however, have any
requirement for UCAS points.
How do I prove that I am on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2
We will verify this through asking for your previous transcripts to
demonstrate you have to date achieved at least a 2.2 and are on track to
achieve this on completion of your degree.
Due to extenuating circumstances, I don’t meet the minimum
eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?
It’s important that we have a consistent recruitment approach to ensure
the process is as fair and effective as possible. We do, however, assess
each case individually. So, if extenuating circumstances prevent you
from meeting the minimum requirements, please email the team at
Typically, we would expect extenuating circumstances to be validated by
an official letter from your university or a medical practitioner.
Can I apply for more than one scheme?
We’ll only accept one application per candidate, per year. However, if
the scheme you apply for is full, and your skills and interests match
other schemes within the same job family, we’ll get in touch to talk
about these opportunities.
Will I be considered for an alternate scheme if the one I originally
applied for has been filled?
We may consider you for similar schemes where we are still recruiting.
And if this is the case, we will be in touch to discuss this with you.
I require sponsorship to work within the UK. Is this something
Lloyd’s Banking Group can provide?
Lloyds Banking Group offers sponsorship within particular skills areas.
For Graduate schemes, we’re open to receiving applications for
candidates wishing to apply for Engineering or Data Science schemes.
We’re not able to offer sponsorship for our other schemes.
I have an international qualification; how will my eligibility be
You’ll need to provide the full details of your qualification with your
application, which we’ll then verify using NARIC, a tool that assesses
the conversion of international qualifications to their UK recognised
equivalent. If your international qualification does not meet the
minimum UK recognised equivalent required to apply for the scheme, we
will be unable to proceed with your application.
When is the deadline for applications?
While we have planned closing dates, we may close a scheme early if we
receive a sufficient number of high-quality applications. So, we
recommend you submit your application promptly. You must submit your
Online Assessments within the timescales provided.
I currently work for Lloyds banking group, can I apply for the
Internal applicants, who have achieved or are on track to achieve a 2:2
degree or above will be assessed in the same way as all external
applicants. When applying for one of the graduate schemes please ensure
you apply via the internal job board and use an external email address
in your application. You'll be required to use your personal device to
access and complete the online assessments.
Why does the application form include questions about diversity?
The point of this is to ensure we are providing equal opportunities.
It’s not compulsory to answer these questions but all information is
recorded anonymously and the data collected helps us ensure we offer a
fair and transparent application process.
I have requested a new password but haven't received anything yet,
and can't sign into my candidate portal.
Please check your email junk/spam folder as you should receive new
passwords within 24 hours. If you still haven’t received your password,
email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to provide a transcript of my degree?
We will need to see your original certificate or official university
transcript once you have successfully completed your degree. If your
transcripts are in a foreign language, they will need to be officially
translated into English.
What is the Disability Confident Scheme?
If you have a disability, long-term health or neurodiverse condition you
are eligible to apply via our Disability Confident Scheme (DCS). It
allows eligible candidates, who meet the minimum application criteria,
to progress through the assessment stages as long as they meet or exceed
90% of the standard progression benchmark for the scheme applied for.
If you're considering making an application under the Disability
Confident Scheme (DCS) and have any questions please contact the team at
email@example.com or by calling 0345 330 4576.
When you apply you should tick the disability confident box to declare
you’re eligible. We may require further information in due course.
What do we mean by disability?
The Equality Act 2010 describes people with disabilities, long term
health or neuro-diverse conditions as someone who has a physical or
mental impairment which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect
on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
If I have a disability, do I have to tick the Disability Confident
Not at all. You'll still be entitled to reasonable adjustments
throughout the assessment process. Ultimately, we just want to give you
the best chance to demonstrate your skills and capabilities and an equal
opportunity of success.
What happens after I have submitted my application?
Once we've received your application, we'll begin the assessment
process. You can find out more about the various stages of that on our
How to Apply page. We also recommend spending some time in our
Preparation Hub, which provides further insight into our assessments.
Where are graduate schemes based?
We want you to gain valuable insights into the diversity of our
business. To do this, some of our graduate schemes are rotational,
meaning you’ll be based in different UK locations, while other schemes
are based in a specific location for the duration of the scheme.
Therefore, you'll need to commit to the location requirements for
whichever scheme you apply for. For rotational schemes you will need to
be flexible to change location between placements. You can find more
details for each scheme on our website. If there's anything you'd like
to discuss before you apply, email the team at
What happens at the end of the graduate scheme?
Our schemes are designed to embrace your passions and develop your
skills and interests so you can enjoy a successful career with Lloyds
Throughout the scheme you’ll receive the development and support you
need to build a strong foundation, and be encouraged to consider which
area you feel your strengths and potential can be fully realised. Then,
during your final placement, we’ll support you to secure a role that
will allow you to put all that learning to good use.
How do you assess my skills, and whether I'm right for the scheme?
We use a strengths-based assessment process to find the best people,
with the right values, talent and drive, to join our business. Find out
everything you need to know about how we assess candidates and how you
can prepare on our Gradcracker Hub.
Can I retake the online tests if I fail first time?
Unfortunately, to be fair and consistent to all candidates and what we
are assessing you against, you'll not be able to sit the tests again.
I may need help with certain parts of the process. Who can I contact
We recognise that everyone is different and we want to ensure that every
candidate feels comfortable and is given the opportunity to perform at
their best. If you're a person with a disability, or if you have a
condition that you believe may affect your performance during
the selection process, we'd be happy to make adjustments or
accommodations for you to enable you to complete the process on an equal
Further detail on our assessments are provided below with the
opportunity for you to inform us of any adjustments you may require. In
addition, the Preparation Hub will enable you to gain an understanding
of what to expect from the selection process, the potential impact of
any disability and an understanding of what adjustments, if any, you
feel would be needed. If you wish to speak to us prior to submitting
your application please contact us by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 0345 330 4576.
I missed the deadline for the testing and/or video interview. Can I
have an extension?
We deal with these requests on a case-by-case basis. Please email us
with the full details of your situation, at
Can I complete the assessments whilst I am abroad?
Yes. All the assessments prior to the Assessment Day can be completed
online at a time and place that suits you – whether that’s early in the
morning or late into the night. We recommend you pick somewhere quiet
though, and it’s a good idea to turn off your mobile phone, too.
Can I have feedback on my tests or interview?
While we can’t provide individual results, you will receive an Insights
report after completing the Online Assessment. This will help you
understand more about your strengths and areas of development. It does
not, however, indicate whether you've made it to the next stage.
What does the assessment day involve?
Everyone has their own unique combination of strengths and areas for
development, so we want to see the ‘real you.’ We’re not expecting
perfect performances, so the best way to prepare is by thinking about
your natural strengths – the things you enjoy doing and are good at.
When do the assessment days take place?
We'll advise you of the scheduled dates for your scheme nearer the time
so that you can keep the date free.
My question is not answered in the FAQs. Where do I go from here?
If you can’t find the answer to your question here or you'd like to get
in touch with us for any other reason, please email the team at