Banking is at the heart of every aspect of our society. It's essential that the quality of employees at a bank like Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is of the highest caliber. For customers and employees, being a responsible business drives decision-making at LBG.
That's why LBG needs people who can earn a great reputation for the highest standards of responsible behaviour.
Here are ten good reasons to look for a role with Lloyds Banking Group.
1) Serious, practical pushes for gender equality
LBG takes its commitment to gender equality beyond words, putting resources towards driving change. It recently sponsored 'Deeds Not Words – How To Reach a 50/50 Parliament’, an event by House magazine. Fiona Cannon of LBG says the company is committed to an objective of 40% women in senior roles by 2020.
2) Flexible, agile hiring
During hiring and if the need arises, LBG is happy to consider options other than 9-to-5 office-based work. Agile working is about empowering and entrusting colleagues to think creatively about how, when and where they work.
3) Great opportunities to learn
Lloyds Banking Group is committed to investing in employee learning. This can include technical skills or career development knowledge. Professional development and leadership courses, like the award-winning Line Manager Academy, help you develop your career.
4) Armed Forces Support Initiatives
LBG’s support for employees from an armed services background includes integration and counselling programmes tailored to the needs of veterans. The Group is a signatory to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. It has special schemes to attract ex Armed Forces candidates.
5) Support for returning professionals
Lloyds Banking Group supports a 'Returners Programme’. The transition back to work after a career break can be a challenge. The 16-week internship programme is designed specifically with this in mind. The aim is to offer a permanent position at the end.
6) Great roles for people early in their careers
Lloyds Banking Group has 13 internship programmes and 14 Graduate Leadership programmes to offer a successful start to your career. These are in all areas of the business, including audit, business management, commercial banking, HR or digital banking.
7) A host of LGBT initiatives
LBG came first as a 2017 Stonewall Top 100 employer for the support it gives its over 2,500 LGBT+ employees.
Initiatives include an LGBT+ leadership programme. The Group has specialist support for transgender employees with expert training in the field of transgender and transitioning at work. In 2016, the Group was the first UK-owned company to extend its Private Medical Benefit to include gender dysphoria.
8) Racial and cultural equality
Now with over 3,000 members, the REACH network connects, supports and develops colleagues from an ethnic minority background. REACH holds a number of events and mentoring workshops each year to support and promote the achievements of BAME colleagues.
9) Support for parents and carers
LBG invests in one of the best packages available for working parents in the UK. Alongside its shared parental leave policy, there’s an improved job share approach and register.
The Family Matters network holds events for parents and carers. It covers topics from caring for children/adults and managing a career to regular overviews of the Group's paternity policy.
10) Disability Rights and Support
The Access Network now has over 4,000 members and connects and supports colleagues with disabilities. The network runs a number of high profile initiatives. These include annual national events, newsletters, mentoring, and colleague development.
To take your next step and apply for a role at Lloyds Banking Group, view available roles at our jobs database.