Location: UK: Various, including Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Halifax, Leeds, Manchester, Stockport

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent Roles

Start Date: September 22

Application Deadline: Various (see each individual role for more details)

*Applications now closed*

Lloyds Banking Group is opening the September intake of its award-winning Returners Programme and has a number of opportunities in a variety of divisions. 

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. These roles are permanent contracts but provide returners with support when transitioning back in to the workplace. Since the launch of their Returners programme in 2014, they have hired over 120 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 open returner opportunities in Group Transformation, Risk, Technology, Consumer Relationships and Consumer Lending and Commercial Banking.

Coming back into the world of work after a career break can be really daunting and LBG 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.

Motor Finance and Leasing Product Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile and self-motivated Product Manager to join the team and play a key role in helping their customers transition to a greener, more sustainable future. This would be an excellent role for someone curious about the lives and experiences of customers, who has a real passion for automotive and desire to improve LBG’s product proposition.

Customer Proposition and Innovation Manager

LBG is the UK’s leading provider of personal loans and every day they help thousands of customers purchase vehicles, make home improvements and consolidate affordable borrowing. With strong growth ambitions and significant investment, it’s a great time to join the Personal Loans team. You’ll help them meet the borrowing needs of their customers responsibly and sustainably, with compelling borrowing propositions and amazing customer experience.

Embedded Finance Product Manager

The last two years have seen constant innovation in ‘Buy now, pay later’ payment options and LBG is very excited to enter this market to create and launch options that allow greater flexibility at point of sale. Joining their exciting, new team as an Embedded Finance Product Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to design and deliver new payment capabilities across all of LBG core brands.

Strategy and Innovation Manager

With c.11,000 colleagues in Customer Services, LBG is on a journey to build a diverse, highly skilled workforce that’s agile in its ways of working. They are looking for a creative thinking Strategy and Innovation Manager who can build a comprehensive view of activity across all their customer facing teams and centres of excellence. Your insight will help drive sustainable improvement to continually evolve their customer facing capability.

Service Designers

Service Designers come from many backgrounds, but what unites them is the ability to be empathetic, strategic and collaborative; to communicate visually and engage through storytelling. LBG’s Services Designers work alongside product owners, engineers and other designers to turn plans into reality. Joining their team, you’ll help their partners see the big picture, ask probing questions and facilitate creative thinking. Whether it’s saving, spending or borrowing, they want to help all their personal and business customers navigate their financial journey.

Business Architect

The Chief Technology Office is looking for a Business Architect to join the team and support in enabling the Group’s strategy by driving business and technical design decisions that balance the long term value for the bank and the right outcomes for customers. They are looking for a candidate with existing knowledge and experience of working in a Business Change or Architecture role is important for this role.

Who are they looking for?

Experienced professionals who are looking to return to work from a career break of at least 18 months. 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.

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

To find out more and apply for the open roles, please click on the relevant link below:

LBG Returners – Modelling (Senior Analyst) Now Closed

LBG Returners – Decision Science Modelling Manager Now Closed

LBG Returners – Relationship Director – Digital Infrastructure  Now Closed

Each application date is stated in the individual job advert and LBG will be virtually assessing throughout June.

For more information about the programme and previous returner stories click here for the Lloyds Banking Group Returners hub.

For any queries please contact inclusionanddiversity@lloydsbanking.com