Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group 2021 graduate opportunities

Lloyds Banking Group

At Lloyds Banking Group, we’re redefining financial services, and we’re looking for new talent to help our 30 million customers progress in the digital age. Whatever your experiences or background, we’ll help you to embrace your passions and strengths – and to discover new ones.

Whether you’re interested in building relationships with global businesses, developing the next generation of digital banking or leading community projects, you can help us build the bank of the future.

We encourage individuals from every kind of background to apply. And it shows. Recently, we were named a Times Top 50 Employer For Women, and Euromoney awarded us the Best Bank in the World for Diversity and Inclusion.

If you’re looking for a career with impact – we have a job for you.

Discover careers with real impact today.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Joel Buckett
  • Role: Client Relationship Management Graduate

"We don’t all sit in front of spreadsheets all day!"


Changing the way we train
“My first big project was to change the way we train our colleagues. We have mandatory training and I chose the questions and designed how it looked. There's 70,000 people working for Lloyds Banking Group, and they’re all answering my questions!”

Dealing with a billion abroad
“I analyse credit on other banks, which means assessing how risky they are. I was working with a huge international bank recently, and had to assess whether it was good to put large sums of our money at risk with them or not – no pressure!”

Earning and learning
“I’m doing a Chartered Financial Analyst qualification right now and nationally, only 15% of people who start it end up completing it. Rather than just paying for us to sit the exam, LBG are also paying for us to do additional classes outside of work. We also get extra materials and access to online courses.”

  • Training & Profiles

All of our graduate programmes are rotational. This means you’ll move from one business area to another, working with different teams – often across different cities – to experience all aspects of our work. So, as well as learning lots about our business, you’ll discover more about what you enjoy and which career path is right for you.

Whichever programme you choose, you’ll also have access to these opportunities:

Leadership Academy
Learn about leadership and customer engagement, or communication and negotiation skills, through technical and professional online courses.

Learning Hubs
Build your key skills and capabilities for the future through access to our Learning Hubs. These will include a blend of learning solutions including video courses and face to face events.

Innovation Labs
Using workshops, surveys or new app prototypes, get involved in testing some of the latest customer propositions, products and services before they go live to help shape our digital future.

Professional qualifications
Work towards an industry-recognised qualification that will take your career to the next level, and we’ll foot the bill for your studies.

Helping Britain Prosper Challenge
Help us support people, businesses and communities around the UK through the Helping Britain Prosper Challenge. With other graduates, take on a business initiative to raise funds for a UK-wide charity.

Diversity networks
Receive support through our Breakthrough women’s network, Access Disability network, Rainbow LGBT network, Family Matters group and Reach – our race, ethnicity and cultural heritage network. Our networks regularly host workshops, talks and networking sessions.

  • Application Procedure

We want to see applications from people of all backgrounds and have created a recruitment process to give all candidates the opportunity to excel. We don’t ask you for a CV and we don’t rely solely on your past successes – instead we are looking for you to demonstrate your potential and share our values. We are proud to nurture an inclusive work environment where colleagues are encouraged to be their true selves and fully reach their potential.

So, if you have, or are on track for a 2:2 degree then apply now. Our biggest tip for the application process is just to be yourself! If you share our vision, are eager to learn and can help push us forward, then we want you.

Here are three stages in the application process:

  • Online Application & Online Testing
    • Video Interview
    • Assessment Centre
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I'm not sure which Graduate Leadership Programme my degree is suitable for.
We accept a variety of individuals who are on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in ANY subject, from all universities. All you need to do now is decide which programme appeals most to your passions and interests. As far as selection criteria, we assess your strengths, drive and motivation for the specific programme you have applied to.

What if I don't meet the Programme's minimum eligibility requirements?
You must meet all of the entry requirements in order to qualify for the programme. It’s important that we have a consistent recruitment approach to ensure the process is as fair and effective as possible.

Can I apply to more than one Programme?
We’ll only accept one application per recruitment campaign year. However, if the programme you applied for is full, and your skills and interests match programmes within the same job family, we’ll get in touch to talk about these other opportunities.

Can I complete an internship if I'm not in my penultimate year of study at university?
No. Internships are aimed at providing work experience during a degree course and, to ensure consistency, you must be in your penultimate year of study.

What will make my application stand out?
You’ll stand out to us if you can demonstrate a sound understanding of the financial services industry, of who our competitors are, and the challenges that we face as an organisation and industry.

We’re looking for people with diverse interests, strong business awareness and the ability to motivate people. What's more, we're looking for people with a real passion for Lloyds Banking Group and the ability to clearly articulate why you're attracted to working for us.

Apply: Lloyds Banking Group