Welcome to the Lloyds Banking Group Returners Hub.
Returning to work after a long period of time away can be challenging.
It might feel a bit overwhelming to return to work after maternity or parental leave, a sabbatical, for medical reasons or anything else. It can feel like a huge adjustment, especially after a long time.
At Lloyds Banking Group, we aim to help make things that little be easier. Our Returner opportunities are designed to assist people returning to work after a career break of 18 months or more and our roles are permanent from the day one.
We’re focused on helping people settle back into employment, ensuring that they feel inspired and capable of delivering their best every day.
This page tells you more about the Returner opportunities, what we’re looking for from applicants and how it might help you return to work, in a way that’s right for you.
Our work to welcome Returners won the 'Diversity, Equity & Inclusion' award at the Business Culture Awards 2023.
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Frequently asked questions
Roles are designed for individuals who are returning from a career break of at least 18 months. Whilst banking or professional services experience is desirable, especially for some roles, we care more about the transferable skills you can bring to our business.
These roles have been created with your career break in mind, making sure we are there to support you in your transition back to work. You will be brought in on a permanent contract and given meaningful work from day one. Plus, you’ll be paired with a buddy or mentor from your team to help guide you along the way. You’ll also benefit from being part of the wider Returners Community and have the chance to create a personal development plan that works for you.
Your salary will depend on the job role. Please see salary details in the relevant job advert on our job board.
Most of the roles will be assessed virtually; however, you may be asked to attend one of our sites during the interview process. This will be discussed with you prior to ensure we can accommodate any specific needs.
The assessment consists of an initial telephone interview. If successful, you’ll be invited to the second stage where you’ll be asked questions to assess how your knowledge aligns to the role, how your personal values align to ours and you might also be asked to prepare and deliver a short presentation.
Selected candidates will receive support beforehand with more information about the interview process alongside the best practice.
You will be entitled to the salary and benefits of the relevant level you are hired into. This can be discussed at interview.
We have learnt how important the hybrid way of working is for our colleagues and for almost all Returners roles we are able to offer a balance of home and office hub working. We know it’s important that colleagues and their teams can to collaborate in person, hence a hub location will be specified on each job ad separately. We’re also very aware that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, so will happily discuss different working patterns and reduced-hours options with you.
Whilst there’s nothing to stop you from applying to more than one role, we encourage you to browse the various roles available (marked as for Returners and others) and apply for the ones best suited to your skills and experience.
Each role will have a specific date that the advertisement will close. This will be shown in the ‘End date’ section of the job posting.
Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce, which reflects our customer base and allows us to benefit from the widest pool of talent. If you have a disability or long-term health condition, you’re eligible for our Guaranteed Interview Scheme. You’ll be given the option to declare if you’re eligible in the application.
If you have further questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Lloyds Banking Group Returners’.
Some business areas might also choose to hold live virtual insight sessions for interested candidates so that you could find out more information about Lloyds Banking Group and Returner opportunities. Look for those being announced on the job adverts directly.