**Applications are now closed**

Location: UK: London (with flexible working)

Opportunity: 16-week returnship 

Start Date: October 2021

Application Deadline: 23 July 2021 

Lloyds Banking Group has new opportunities on their award-winning returner programme for Commercial Banking in London.

Returning to work after time away can be challenging. That’s why Lloyds Banking Group has their 16-week long Returners Programme which is designed to support you through every step of re-entry into work. Since the launch of their Returners programme in 2014, they have hired over 90 talented candidates into technical and leadership roles across the Group. And now they’re looking forward to hearing from you as they continue to grow this highly successful programme!  

Why Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is the UK’s largest financial services group, with over 25 million customers and a history stretching back more than 300 years. It’s focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is LBG’s role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate.

A key part of how LBG seeks to live and breathe its values is to strive to build a fully inclusive environment for all its colleagues, customers and communities, one that is truly representative of modern-day Britain.

Given the pandemic and their unique position at the heart of the UK economy, LBG’s priority for the next phase of its strategy is to focus on Helping Britain Recover.

Read more about Lloyds Banking Group here.

What does this programme offer?

LBG has 3 new positions for Relationship Directors within LBG’s Corporate & Institutional Coverage team. The successful applicants will be tasked with supporting the banking needs of a designated portfolio of some of LBG’s largest clients.  They’ll help you get up to speed quickly within a supportive environment and they’ll provide you with challenges that make a difference to real lives, along with the opportunity to work alongside committed people caring about being the best bank for LBG’s customers.

During this 16 week programme, you’ll be part of a 2021 Returners cohort and will be supported during every step of the way as you transition back into the workplace. The aim is to offer you a permanent position if the placement is successful.

Coming back into the world of work after a career break can be really daunting – and LBG therefore knows how important flexibility is. They’re very aware that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, so will happily have the discussion about different working patterns with you.

Who are they looking for?

Talented individuals who are looking to return to work from a career break of at least two years. LBG would like to you be curious and keen to learn new skills and have a shared passion of helping Britain recover.

Banking or professional services experience is great, but they also really value transferable skills from other areas you may have worked in before. For example, strong communication skills are always key as you’ll be interacting with people across the business. You’ll also be inclusive and big on collaborating, quick to establish and build communities of meaningful relationships with key contacts, understanding their values, situation and opinions.

Why should you apply?

From being part of a Returners cohort with others in the same position, being provided a mentor and making sure working patterns are feasible for you – LBG wants to ensure this is a positive and valuable experience.

Next steps

For more information about the roles and to apply see here.

For more information on  the programme, previous returner stories and how you can apply – click here for the Lloyds Banking Group Returners hub.

The application close date is 23 July 2021. LBG will be assessing virtually during the first week of August.

For any queries please contact inclusionanddiversity@lloydsbanking.com