How to apply

Helping you reach your full potential.

If you’re interested in building the next generation of banking, developing your skills at the UK’s largest digital bank and working on the frontline of emerging technologies, we want to hear from you.

We want to see applications from people of all backgrounds and have created a recruitment process to give all candidates the opportunity to excel. We are proud to nurture an inclusive work environment where colleagues are encouraged to be their true selves and fully reach their potential.

So, if you have, or are on track for a 2:2 degree or above then apply now. Our biggest tip for the application process is just to be yourself! If you share our vision, are eager to learn and can help push us forward, then we want you.

Closing dates

Applications are open now and will close once we have received enough applications. This could be prior to the published close dates; therefore we encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

There are three stages in the application process:

Stage 1: Application Form & Online Assessment  

Stage 1: Application Form & Online Assessment  

Application Form

Check out the opportunities we have available and decide what’s right for you. If you’re still not sure which is right for you try Find Your Path or compare our schemes.

Once you’ve found the ideal opportunity, click the apply button. You will then be asked to register and provide us with some details about yourself. We don’t ask you for a CV and we don’t rely solely on your past successes. During all stages we are looking for you to share our values and demonstrate your potential.

For queries regarding reasonable adjustments and equal opportunities, check out our FAQs.

Online Assessment

Our Online Assessment will provide you with insight into Lloyds Banking Group and an understanding of how we support our customers and the wider community. You will be guided through the assessment which should take around 90 minutes (though don’t worry if you complete it in more/less time). We recommend you find a quiet spot free from distractions and have pen, paper and calculator ready.

After completing the application form, you will have 5 days to complete the Online Tests. Your application cannot be considered until the Online Tests are submitted. We’ll give you a feedback report within a few days of completing the first stage and we’ll let you know if you’ve been successful on progressing to the next stage.

*For Data Science and Software Engineering, there are addition online tests – please refer to the Data Science and Software Engineering: How to Apply page here for more information.

Stage 2: Job Insight Assessment  

Stage 2: Job Insight Assessment  

If you are successful at the Online Assessment stage, you will be invited to complete the Job Insight Assessment. This stage will allow you to better understand the activities and type of projects you might get involved with as a Graduate at Lloyds Banking Group. As you work through these, we will be looking to assess how you approach different challenges in a variety of true to life situations. The Job Insight Assessment stage will take approximately 60 minutes to complete (up to 90 minutes for Finance or Commercial Banking applicants) so as with our Online Assessment, choose a quiet spot and be prepared for any notes you may want to jot down.

If you are successful, we’ll get back in touch again to invite you to an Assessment Day, which is the final stage of the process.

Stage 3: Assessment Day  

Stage 3: Assessment Day  

2022 Assessment Day's will be virtual/currently given the ongoing pandemic, as the safety of our candidates and our colleagues is paramount.

The Assessment Day is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your potential to us – but it’s not just about us assessing you! We want you to feel excited about the prospect of joining Lloyds Banking Group and we understand that to do this, it’s helpful to meet current colleagues and ask questions to Graduates who have been on this journey before you.

As a result of ongoing reviews of our application process in the light of the pandemic, we have decided to make our 2022 Assessment Days virtual, as the safety of our candidates and our colleagues is paramount. At the same time, we want you to have the best experience when applying to join us, so we will share further information in due course.

If you’re successful at the Assessment Day, we’ll make you an offer to join the scheme.

We’ll give you a full personalised feedback report shortly after the Assessment Day. This will explain what we think your strengths are and how you might develop them.

Here are some application tips to help you:

We want to see the real you.

Take some time to think about why.

We want to know how you feel about our industry and why it interests you. And since our purpose is to help Britain prosper, we’d love to hear examples of how you live by our values.

Whether it’s your experience of volunteering or your ambitions to get involved in our charity work, how can you help us achieve our purpose while achieving yours?

Think about your strengths.

Strengths-based interviews are a bit different from traditional assessments. We’d like to learn about what you’re naturally good at, so be prepared to show us how you do things across various exercises – on your own and with a group – on our assessment days.

Let us know if you need extra support.

We recognise that people are different and we’ve tried to make our application process accessible to everyone. Get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements or need any other help to complete your application and interview: / 0345 330 4576.

One last thing...

Above all, we want to see the real you. We’re not interested in perfectly performed responses and learned answers. We want to hear what you’re truly passionate about, and why you believe this programme is right for you. So, be yourself! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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