Welcome to the Lloyds Banking Group Returners Hub.

Our award-winning Returners Programme is back! Not only do we offer you a 16 week programme designed to transition you back in to the workplace, but we also offer a permanent contract from day one. Below is a little more information about the programme and how it might help you.

 

Since our award-winning programme was launched seven years ago, we’ve hired more than 120 talented professionals into leadership roles.

So if you:

  • Are looking to return to work from a career break of at least 18 months
  • Would like to experience development opportunities with one of the biggest banks in the UK
  • Are 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 year we have a number of opportunities across an array of areas including Consumer Relationships and Consumer Lending, Enterprise and Business Technology, and Risk. 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 Relationships and Consumer Lending

The Consumer Relationships division is all about helping people achieve their financial ambitions, supporting the Group’s purpose to help Britain recover. Whether it’s saving, spending or borrowing, we want to help our personal and business customers navigate their personal journey. 

We look for ways to tailor our products and services to recognise that different customers need different things from us. We focus on helping our customers, and being ready to provide support with expertise when they need it, putting things right when they go wrong.

Enterprise and Business Technology

As Enterprise and Business Technology, we are at a pivotal time in our journey. Our focus this year is all around how we can help Britain recover while at the same time looking at longer term priorities.

Our refreshed vision for Enterprise and Business Technology will be to build the bank of the future for the society of the future.

Due to the growth in this area of the business, we regularly add returner vacancies to the site.

Finance

In Group Finance our vision is to be trusted, value adding partners to the business, through delivery of insight, challenge and control.

Our purpose is to deliver a safe, successful and sustainable Lloyds Banking Group. 

Commercial Banking

Our focus is on helping Britain recover, our long-term strategy is to become the Best Bank for Business as rated by our clients.

We have a strong track record of being by the side of UK businesses, and in the coming months we will continue to support the organisations that reached out to us in 2020 to assist them through the pandemic. 

FAQs

  • 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. 

Hear from our returners

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Amreen felt nervous about returning to the workplace after a career break to spend more time with her daughter, but the Lloyds Banking Group returners programme helped her to feel confident and supported in her new role.

Amreen Kausar | 23 May 2022

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Deepa found the resources available on Lloyds Banking Group’s returners programme invaluable in helping her achieve the right work/life balance.

Deepa Paranthaman | 23 May 2022

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"The Group helps people who have been out of the workforce to blend back into the organisation."

We provide opportunities and support for people returning to work after a career break. Alison joined the returners programme following completing a service design course, and Vandita joined after time away to raise her daughter.

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"The Group is an incredibly friendly and welcoming place to work."

After looking at several returners programmes at other organisations, Cynthia chose the Lloyds Banking Group programme for the range of opportunities available and because she felt that there was genuine interest in what returners could bring to the bank, rather than being seen as a “box ticking exercise”.

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Rob joined the returners programme in 2017 after taking 3 years off when his daughter was born. He found the programme a great way to return to a supportive, flexible work environment without having to justify his career break.

Rob is now Director of our Inter Bank Offered Rate Transition Programme in our Group Transformation department.

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"I found HR incredibly empathetic and helpful to my needs as a parent."

Jasmine joined the returners programme in 2019 after a 3 year career break after hearing great things about the culture at the bank. She was impressed by the facilitation around flexible working, and is now a Relationship Manager in our Commercial team, as well as an Inclusion and Diversity champion, and part of the Group’s Women in Leadership programme. 

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