Welcome to the Lloyds Banking Group Returners Hub.

Our award-winning Returners programme continues in 2023, committing to offer our successful candidates permanent roles form day one. We understand that returning to work after a time away can be challenging, so that’s why we now offer you a permanent role from the very first day along with access to our onboarding programme designed to support your transition as you return to work. Below is a little more information about the programme and how it might help you.


Since the launch of Returners Programme, we’ve hired more than 140 talented professionals into leadership roles.

So if you:

  • Are planning on returning to work after maternity leave or any other career break of at least 18 months
  • Are looking for a permanent job opportunity 
  • Are keen to further develop your skills in the biggest digital bank in the UK
  • Would like to work in a place that encourages a culture of wellbeing and inclusivity
  • Share a passion of helping Britain prosper

Then we would love to hear from you!

To browse the Returner opportunities, click on the button below and type ‘Returners’ in the search bar on Workday.

Returners roles are now live.

If you would like to learn more about job opportunities going live from 30 January and ask us any questions, we are holding a live call on Tuesday 14 February at 11:00am – Please register here.

Finding the right opportunity for you

We are launching a number of returner opportunities in Technology and Transformation, Consumer Lending and Relationships, Commercial Banking and Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk, including opportunities for flexible working. Find out about some of the areas below and how they fit within Lloyds Banking Group. If you’d like to know more about all the roles and departments please visit our main careers page.

Consumer Lending and Relationships

Comprised of Consumer Lending and Consumer Relationships, this division is a leading provider of current accounts, savings, credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance and motor finance.

We have one guiding focus – to be the best bank for customers by improving customer service and earning trust and loyalty from making customers central to everything we do. With our strong brands including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland, our consumer division serves millions of customers.

Tech & Transformation

We’re the UK’s biggest digital bank, with over 18 million online customers. It’s taken more than £4bn in investment to get us here. And there’s still so much more we want to achieve. For you, our ongoing digital transformation means the opportunity to apply your skills to projects that will drive widespread change, open new doors and pioneer better, faster, safer ways forward. Not only that, but you’ll have all the flexibility, the development and the resources you need to make your own journey every bit as exciting as ours.

Specialist Functions

Our Specialist Functions are beating heart of our business operations and 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 enabling us to operate effectively and efficiently. In any one of these exciting roles you’ll ensure that our business operates to the highest possible standards. We’ll recognise when you do the same and continually invest in your professional development to help you achieve everything you want from your career.

Commercial and Corporate Banking

Comprised of Business & Commercial Banking and Corporate & Institutional Banking, this division has a rich heritage of supporting businesses and the economic prosperity of the nation, primarily focused on UK businesses and those with strong links to the UK.

We provide customers with the support they need to help them grow, manage risk and enhance efficiency. And we continue to invest in our relationship teams and deepen our product expertise to ensure we deliver first class service.

To browse the Returner opportunities, click on the button below and type ‘Returners’ in the search bar on Workday.

Returners roles are now live.

If you would like to learn more about job opportunities going live from 30 January and ask us any questions, we are holding a live call on Tuesday 14 February at 11:00am – Please register here.


  • This programme is for individuals who are returning from a career break of at least 18 months. 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 permanent contract and given meaningful work from day one. You will also benefit from being part of the wider 2022 Returners cohort and will take part in various induction and development sessions.

  • Your salary will depend on the job role – please see salary details in the relevant job advert on Workday. 

  • The majority 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 – 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 salary and benefits of the relevant grade you are hired into. This can be discussed at interview.

  • In light of the pandemic, we are transitioning to a hybrid way of working, with a balance of home and office hub working. 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. 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. 

  • 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 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 inclusionanddiversity@lloydsbanking.com with the subject heading ‘LBG Returners’. We will also be holding live virtual insight sessions for interested candidates so you can find out more information about Lloyds Banking Group and the Returners programme. 

To browse the Returner opportunities, click on the button below and type ‘Returners’ in the search bar on Workday.

Returners roles are now live.

If you would like to learn more about job opportunities going live from 30 January and ask us any questions, we are holding a live call on Tuesday 14 February at 11:00am – Please register here.

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