James Ryder
Business Analyst, Branch Services
31 May 2022
2 min read

“Coming from a branch, initially you can feel a bit overwhelmed – as though you’ve joined a completely different business. But the people are so supportive. They make sure you’re involved and answer any questions you might have.”

James is a Business Analyst currently in Branch Services. He talks about his journey so far from the branch to Business Analyst, as well as his progress towards his desired role.

“I actually started my career with Lloyds Banking Group in branch, as a Personal Banking Assistant, as they were called then. I then moved to become a Mortgage Advisor, and I stayed in this role for a couple of years.

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Cath Burgess
Business Analyst, Domestic Payments
31 May 2022
2 min read

"I love working with people and getting under the bonnet – getting into the nitty gritty and understanding the scope."

Cath is Lead Business Analyst, Domestic Payments. She’s been on quite a career journey since joining the bank in an admin role around thirty years ago. Here she shares some of the things she’s learned.

“I began my career at Lloyds Banking Group in an admin role, which is something that requires a very organised, logical approach. I’m also a very restless person, so every few years I like to try something new. My next move was into projects, which also involved very logical, structured work. So the Business Analyst role was an obvious next step: the work we do is organised, structured and more focused on delivery as well. It ticked a lot of boxes for me.

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Samaneh Khaleghi
Senior Enterprise Architect
10 February 2022
3 min read
Iona at her desk

"Theodore Roosevelt once said: 'Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground', and this is what I have to do daily to deliver." 

Senior Enterprise Architect Sam tells us how her specialist skills help us to deliver valuable features to our customers.

How long have you worked for Lloyds Banking Group? Can you tell us a bit about your career journey that got you to where you are now?

I have been at the bank since 2013, when I joined the graduate scheme after I got my MRes from Imperial College in Medical Robotics.

I joined Lloyds Banking Group as a Java developer, and since then I’ve worked on various projects in different roles. I have worked as a senior Java and Node.js developer, full-stack developer and lead engineer. However, once I realised that working on one product wasn't fulfilling anymore, I wanted to do more. 

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Security Engineer
23 June 2021
2 min read

"Whilst I am happy that the numbers are increasing year on year within the industry, there is still so much to be done. I would love to see more women studying engineering and coming in to the business."

Software engineering may still seem like more of a male profession – but our colleagues, like Teena, are working hard to help dispel that myth. Teena is a Security Engineer in our Cloud Centre of Excellence Security Engineering team.

Iona at her desk

“My name is Teena, and I am originally from India. I have a Masters in Software Engineering and have worked in multiple roles as a Technical Programmer/Individual Contributor, Technical Lead and extensively as a Project Manager in four continents."

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Mobile Engineering Chapter Lead
16 June 2021
1 min read

"The focus on Mental Health, flexibility to work from home, and the various initiatives to support working parents are amazing"

Ashwini tells us about how proud she is of the positive impact that her work has for the millions customers using our mobile apps, and how she has thrived in the Group’s outcomes-focused culture.

Iona at her desk

“My name is Ashwini and I’ve been at the bank for 2 and a half years. In this time I’ve been working in the Digital Platforms' Mobile Engineering team, which focuses on enabling technology capabilities to improve product delivery and improving our release processes

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Software Engineer
25 May 2021
2 min read

"I really feel that my career goals have been listened to and that I’ve been supported to get the job I desired."

Iona is a colleague based in our Insurance & Wealth division in Edinburgh. Since joining our Operations team in 2015, she’s been on a fascinating career journey that has brought her to her current role as a Software Engineer.

Iona at her desk

“When I joined the bank in 2015 it was the security and benefits that appealed to me, but it’s the opportunities that I’ve had in my time here that have made me stay so long. I started my career here in the Operations team where I helped customers with their pensions queries, but after completing a coding bootcamp with a Scottish-based education centre called CodeClan, I returned as a junior Software Engineer.

I’m now completing an honours degree at Glasgow Caledonian University which helps full time workers gain a degree through an apprenticeship. I’d never have been able to retrain without the help of the bank – I really feel that my career goals have been listened to and that I’ve been supported to get the job I desired. 

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Cloud Platform Engineer
08 April 2021
2 min read

"As a colleague who joined the Group during the pandemic, I’ve really come to appreciate how much it supports its colleagues."

Sarah works as a Cloud Platform Engineer in our Digital Transformation division. After joining the bank in 2020, she has been helping us transition our services onto the Cloud and enabling our teams to deliver better solutions for our customers.

“I never imagined working in financial services, but Lloyds Banking Group appealed to me as a large, established organisation with plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress in my career. Since I joined the team, I’ve enhanced my coding skills and learnt how to work with a range of different cloud-based technologies. I’m still settling into the role, but I’ve already picked up so much by working with different colleagues and teams across the Group.

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Robert Eriksson
Head of Engineering
12 October 2020
1 min read

"If you can’t change the culture, it doesn’t matter what technologies you have. We need to change people’s mindsets first."

Robert Eriksson, Head of Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group, talks about the impact he and his team are creating for millions of customers across the country.

Head of Engineering Robert plans the Group's next transformation project

"As Head of Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group, I'm excited about the impact me and my team are creating for millions of customers across the country. With 20 million online banking customers, a digital engineering career with the Group gives me the opportunity to make a difference to approximately 30 percent of the population – which means that I really can help Britain prosper.

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Sarah Chowdhury
Senior Manager
12 October 2020
2 min read

"We are genuinely helping customers where they need it most. We’re giving them the confidence and tools to manage their money, and we’re here to help." 

Senior Manager Sarah knows all too well that you don’t need a background in software engineering to make a difference to customer experience. 

Sarah Chowdury

“I’ve always believed in making a difference to society, and it’s this focus on helping others that led me to Lloyds Banking Group, where I saw the opportunity to help people.

Lloyds Banking Group is driven by its purpose of helping Britain prosper. We are genuinely helping customers where they need it most. We’re giving them the confidence and tools to manage their money, and we’re here to help in-branch, online or on the phone.

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Sophie Wilson
Head of Product, Consumer Banking
12 October 2020
2 min read

"My career has been driven by a desire to help customers, especially those who are most vulnerable." 

Sophie is the Head of Business Product in our Consumer Banking Transformation department. Joining the group as an intern after completing a history degree. She has helped to transform the service that we offer to vulnerable customers. 

Head of business design Sophie in a meeting

“I started at Lloyds Banking Group with an internship. It really opened my eyes to the breadth of opportunities at the Group to help others, so I made the leap from a history degree to a career in banking – and I’ve never looked back.

My career has been driven by a desire to help customers, especially those who are most vulnerable. I work with colleagues across the business to create more supportive customer journeys that will help Britain prosper.

My passion has always been for customers. Being in the Group Transformation division has given me more opportunities to reach more customers through our digital platforms.

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Poojya Manjunath
Model Office Lead
12 October 2020
2 min read

"I love the fact that I can work with so many different skills sets and so many colleagues on a day to day basis." 

Poojya talks about how she's helping to make our bank work better for customers.

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