Our Returners Programme
Our award winning Returners Programme is back.
Returning to work after time away can be challenging. That’s why we have our 16-week long Returners Programme which is designed to support you through every step of re-entry into work. There is opportunity to gain full-time employment at the end of the programme. This year we have returner opportunities in Group Transformation, Finance and Commercial Banking roles.
- Start date: late September
- Virtual assessment: June and July
Interested in finding out more about Lloyds Banking Group and the programme? Register for a live virtual insight session taking place the week commencing 10th May, to hear from colleagues in the Group and ask any questions you may have.
Since our award-winning programme was launched 7 years ago, we’ve hired over 90 talented professionals into leadership roles.
So if you are:
- looking to return to work from a career break of at least two years
- would like to experience development opportunities with one of the biggest banks in the UK
- curious to learn new skills
- have a shared passion of helping Britain recover
Then we would love to hear from you.
Finding the right opportunity for you
This programme is for individuals who are returning from a career break of at least two years. Whilst banking or professional services experiences is desirable, we care more about the transferable skills you can bring to our business.
This is a 16 week programme which is designed to support you through every step of your re-entry into work. You will be paired with a buddy or mentor to guide you along the way. You would be brought in on a fixed term contract and given meaningful work from day one. You will also benefit from being part of the wider 2021 Returners cohort and will take part in various induction and development sessions.
Our ultimate goal is to offer you a permanent position once you’ve completed the programme. We have a high conversion rate of returners into permanent roles. Since we launched this programme in 2014, we have hired over 90 talented professionals into leadership roles.
Your salary will depend on the job role – please see salary details in the relevant job advert on Workday.
Assessment will be throughout June and July. Due to Covid-19, we will be assessing virtually and will provide detailed guidance about how this will work. The assessment consists of an initial telephone interview – and if successful then you will be invited to the second stage where you will be asked to deliver a presentation followed by a more detailed interview.
Candidates selected for interview will be invited to a briefing beforehand to find out some more information alongside interview best practice.
You will be entitled to the relevant pro-rata benefits for the 16 week programme (e.g. holiday days).
Currently the majority of the organisation are working from home. A hub location has been specified for a number of the Returner opportunities as we think it’s important that colleagues and their teams are able to collaborate in person, however we expect roles to work in a hybrid way – flexing between working from home and the office hub. We are also very aware that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable so will happily have the discussion about different working patterns and part-time options.
Whilst there’s nothing to stop you from applying to more than one Returner opportunity, we encourage you to browse the various roles and apply for the one which suits your skills most. If we think you may be better for a different opportunity instead, then we will be in touch with you.
The application deadline is the 21st May.
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 are eligible for our Guaranteed Interview Scheme. You will be given the option to declare if you are eligible in the application.
If you have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘LBG Returners’. We are also holding live virtual insight sessions during w/c 10th May for interested candidates so you can find out more information about Lloyds Banking Group and the Returners programme. Click here to register.
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