Welcome to the Lloyds Banking Group Returners Hub.

Returners logo: Your career. Reimagined.

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 has won several awards.

Business Culture Awards 2023 - winner, diversity, equity & inclusion
WIBF 'Most successful returners strategy' award winner
WM People Top Employer Awards - 'Best for Returners' winner 2024

Is a Returner role right for you?

A Returners role could be a perfect fit if you are:

  • Planning to return to work after a career break of at least 18 months and...
  • Looking for a new, permanent job opportunity.
  • Keen to further develop your skills in the UK’s biggest digital bank. 
  • Looking to work somewhere that encourages a culture of wellbeing and inclusivity.
  • Sharing our values and keen to support us in helping Britain prosper.

How a Returner role could benefit you

  • We have roles exclusively available to Returners. 
  • Your role would be permanent from the very first day.
  • You will receive ongoing support from your line manager. 
  • Access to internal Returners Hub to help you with your personal development.
  • Access to the Returners Community, where you can connect with other colleagues with similar life experience.
  • Vacancies advertised all year round, so that when it comes to returning to work, we’re ready whenever you are.

Start your journey back to work today

Visit our job board and search ‘Returners’ to explore our list of vacancies. 



Can't find your ideal role?

Alongside opportunities designed exclusively for Returners, we also have other vacancies. If you feel like you’d be a good fit for another role we’re advertising at Lloyds Banking Group, we’d love to hear from you.

Make sure you share your returners story with us in your cover letter, when applying.

Colleague stories

Finding the right opportunity for you

We want to make sure you find the right role to match your skills and experience.

We have a range of roles being launched across the Group regularly, including opportunities for flexible working. But what exactly do each of these areas do?

Explore how each area fits within the Group and if you’d like to know more, see our careers page.

Consumer lending and relationships

We aim to be the best bank for customers by improving our service and earning trust and loyalty by putting customers at the heart of everything we do. 

A role in this area means you’ll contribute to serving millions of customers across our Group, including through the well-known Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands.

Tech and transformation

We’re the UK’s biggest digital bank with over 18 million online customers – and there’s still so much more we want to achieve. 

Our ongoing digital transformation gives you the opportunity to apply your skills to projects that will drive widespread change, open new doors and establish better, faster and safer ways forward. 

Specialist functions

Our specialist functions are the beating heart of our business operations. They cover a wide range of career opportunities from audit, risk, and finance to marketing and human resources.

You could be at the very centre of the UK’s leading financial services group, playing a key role in helping us operate effectively and efficiently. 

Commercial and corporate banking

This area has a rich heritage of supporting UK businesses and the economic prosperity of our nation. 

You’ll be able to provide customers with the support they need to help them grow, manage risk and enhance efficiency. You’ll be joining an area that continuously invests in our relationship teams and deepens our product expertise to ensure we deliver first class service.

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 inclusionanddiversity@lloydsbanking.com 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. 

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